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I am very sorry for your situation.
First of all, please understand that you may challenge the divorce even if you are merely challenging not the divorce itself, but the alimony request, only - it is common for parties to agree to 95% of the split, but then ask the Court to make a decision in regards XXXXX XXXXX 5% that cannot be agreed upon.
Alimony is subjective, and it is on a case by case basis, with a Nevada Court looking at the following to make its decision: 1. The respective merits of the spouses; 2. the post divorce financial condition of each spouse; 3. which spouse actually acquired the property being used for support; 4. and the need to grant alimony to a spouse for the purpose of obtaining training or education relating to a job, career or profession.
The reason I bring this up is because considering that she has lived apart for 15+ years, and has not once asked for alimony formally in court via divorce or separation
until now, the Court is very likely to determine that she does not actually need it now.
But, should she get it, I am afraid it may be enforced in Oregon. Pursuant to Article IV, Section 1 of the United States Constitution's full faith and credit clause, all states recognize each other's court decrees and judgments. Alimony may be domesticated and enforced in Oregon even if she gets it in Nevada.
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