I want to find out if I leave my husband, what kind of financial help he will have to give me. I don't get much from

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Customer: I want to find out if I leave my husband, what kind of financial help he will have to give me. I don't get much from social security and I have been working for the last 7 years for added income. Even though he receives I er $4000 between pension and social security. And he intends to cancel his life insurance because he says I don't need it. Can he be made to keep that?
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?
Customer: No
JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?
Customer: Nevada
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Customer: His brother died recently from Covid. He has become his sister in laws new companion I guess you would say. They travel together and he spend the majority of his time at her home or somewhere with her.
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Hi there! I’m Attorney Dani, and I am here to help! Please give me a moment while I review your question.

Please note, any information provided is general legal information and no attorney-client relationship or privilege exists.

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Ok, thank you
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Dani Litigator, Expert

I'm sorry you are going through this situation. If you are looking to file for divorce, there is a bit of additional information I would need to better answer your question. First, can you tell me how long you have been married?

Customer
Wow this sounds horrible but not exactly sure the year. But over 50
Customer
205; think it's been 52
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Dani Litigator, Expert

No worries! Just a general idea of how long suffices.

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Please give me a few minutes to do some research

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Ok
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Nevada has 4 different types of spousal support available:

  • “Temporary alimony" has a specific termination date in the future, or a terminating event with an uncertain date (i.e. if you remarry).
  • “Temporary spousal support" is awarded during a divorce as temporary maintenance.
  • “Rehabilitative alimony" is for the purpose of allowing the receiving spouse to obtain job training or education.
  • “Permanent alimony" has no termination date or event specified.

Unfortunately, in Nevada, there is not much guidance as to how much alimony should be paid or when it should be paid. However, as a general rule, the longer the marriage, the higher the likelihood of alimony being awarded.

In considering whether to award alimony, the court looks at a variety of factors, including:

  • The financial condition of each spouse,
  • The nature and value of the property owned by each spouse,
  • The contribution of each spouse to the marriage’s community property,
  • The length of the marriage,
  • The income, earning capacity, age, and health of both spouses,
  • The standard of living to which the spouses were accustomed during marriage,
  • The career, before the marriage, of the spouse receiving alimony,
  • Any specialized education or training or marketable skills obtained by either spouse during the marriage,
  • The contribution of either spouse as a homemaker,
  • Any property granted by the court to each spouse in the divorce,
  • The physical and mental condition of each party as it relates their financial condition and ability to work, and
  • Any other relevant factors.

Regrettably, because there are no specific guidelines, it's difficult to say what would happen in your specific case. The court would have to evaluate the totality of your circumstances and assets before making a determination. You may want to consult with an attorney off-site to better assess your specific circumstances.

That said, its improbable that the court would require your husband to keep his life insurance policy. Some states even have laws specifically precluding a former spouse from collecting life insurance, even if the divorced spouse forgets to remove them as a beneficiary.

I've included a brochure which may be helpful prepared by the Nevada Bar: https://www.nvbar.org/wp-content/uploads/Divorce%20brochure.pdf

The laws that govern divorce can also be found here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-125.html#NRS125Sec150

I hope this information has been helpful!

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Thank you so much for your time
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Dani Litigator, Expert

You're so very welcome! My goal is to provide you with 5-star service, so if you need clarification on anything I’ve explained, please let me know.

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