Many people, not just lawyers, use these terms to describe a court case. For example, “this is an uncontested divorce case” or “we’re in the middle of a contested custody case.” The terms are so common that it can be easy to gloss over them or even to misunderstand them. But it can be important to keep these terms straight when you are consulting with (or thinking about hiring) a lawyer to help you.
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.
Did you know that you need to live in Nevada for just six weeks before you can file for divorce? There are specific requirements, like you really have to intend to permanently live here, but this is by far one of the shortest residency requirements in the country.