The following is a summary of Nevada alimony laws, and is by no means intended to be an all-inclusive description of what to expect in your particular case. In some cases, the exact text of the statute may have been simplified and/or modified to provide for easier understanding. For a more specific understanding of the laws, you should consult the full Nevada Code and/or consult with an attorney about how the law might apply to your particular situation.

Award of Alimony.

Unless the action is contrary to an enforceable premarital agreement between the parties, the court may award alimony to the wife or the husband, in a lump sum or in payments.

Death or Remarriage.

Alimony automatically ceases upon death of either party, or remarriage of the spouse receiving alimony, unless otherwise ordered by the court.

Rehabilitative Alimony for Education or Training.

The court shall consider the need to grant alimony to a spouse for the purpose of obtaining training or education relating to a job, career or profession. In addition to any other factors the court considers relevant in determining whether such alimony should be granted, the court shall consider:

  1. Whether the spouse who would pay such alimony has obtained greater job skills or education during the marriage; and
  2. Whether the spouse who would receive such alimony provided financial support while the other spouse obtained job skills or education.

If the court determines that alimony should be awarded in this situation:

  1. The court shall provide for the time within which the spouse who is the recipient of the alimony must commence the training or education relating to a job, career or profession.
  2. The spouse who is ordered to pay the alimony may, upon changed circumstances, file a motion to modify the order.
  3. The spouse who is the recipient of the alimony may be granted, in addition to any other alimony granted by the court, money to provide for:
    1. Testing of the recipient’s skills relating to a job, career or profession;
    2. Evaluation of the recipient’s abilities and goals relating to a job, career or profession;
    3. Guidance for the recipient in establishing a specific plan for training or education relating to a job, career or profession;
    4. Subsidization of an employer’s costs incurred in training the recipient;
    5. Assisting the recipient to search for a job; or
    6. Payment of the costs of tuition, books and fees for:
      1. The equivalent of a high school diploma;
      2. College courses which are directly applicable to the recipient’s goals for his career; or
      3. Courses of training in skills desirable for employment.


This information has been summarized from the Nevada statutes. You can find the full-text version of these and other Nevada divorce statutes online here: Nevada Divorce Laws.




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