Spousal Support

Financial concerns can quickly cause emotions to escalate when couples consider getting divorced. Concerns over alimony are often at the center of highly contentious disputes. If you are thinking about getting divorced, obtain legal help from an experienced family law attorney before emotions spiral out of control.

I am Marta L. Presti, a highly skilled divorce lawyer with more than 35 years of experience. I know firsthand the types of issues that can quickly derail negotiations, often leading to long, drawn out disputes. I apply my years of experience and legal skills to protect my clients’ best interests without adding more fuel to the fire.

Offering a Comprehensive Approach in Alimony Negotiations

From my law office in Reno, Nevada, I offer an extensive background pursuing alimony for clients in need of financial support. I also provide strong advocacy to protect clients from paying spousal support to an estranged spouse who is financially secure. My background handling both sides of alimony cases helps me effectively guide clients through the legal process — I want no one to be left with any surprises.

In Nevada, alimony is not automatically awarded. Typically, spousal support is largely based on one spouse’s need versus the other spouse’s ability to pay alimony support. During an initial consultation, I will explain the factors the court takes into consideration such as:

  • Income level of each spouse
  • Length of the marriage
  • Spouses’ age and health status
  • Standard of living during the marriage
  • Earning potential based on each spouse’s educational background or experience

In rare situations, allegations of domestic violence may be taken into consideration. I am available to discuss your individual situation, while addressing any of your legal concerns. When you select me as your attorney, you can feel confident that I have the skills and tenacity to pursue alimony support for clients in need of financial assistance. I also remain an aggressive advocate committed to protecting clients from making payments to financially independent ex-spouses.