If we end a 22year marriage with no minor children left, will I have to pay alimony if she only works part-time but is fully capable of working full-time?

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

If we end a 22year marriage with no minor children left, will I have to pay alimony if she only works part-time but is fully capable of working full-time?

We don’t pay rent or mortgage, both kids are adults.

Asked on July 10, 2016 under Family Law, Nevada

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If she is capable of working full-time and does not have a disability which impairs her, then the court may award her a short amount of marital support needed to transition and get back on her feet... but she would not be entitled to long term support as she does have the capacity to support herself.  To get a better pulse of just how long a judge in your jurisdiction would require the payment of child support, you need to arrange a consultation with a local attorney.  If they practice in that court regularly, then they can tell you that judge's usual practice.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption