As a part of a Nevada divorce case, a Nevada court may award alimony to either the wife or the husband. Nevada law gives the judge discretion to decide how much alimony to award and even whether to award any alimony at all.
Although there are certain factors the judge must consider, there currently is no mandatory formula for the judge to use in calculating alimony. As a result Nevada alimony awards are decided on a case-by-case basis and are never guaranteed.
In Nevada there are four types of alimony, also sometimes called spousal support or spousal maintenance. A Nevada alimony award can be temporary or permanent, can be made in a lump-sum or in installment payments, and can be of a definite or indefinite duration.