Monday, December 20, 2010
Mr. Cavell divorced Mrs. Cavell but there was no mention of alimony in the divorce decree. Twenty-two months later, Ms. Cavell returned to court seeking alimony and increased child support. The judge said "no" to both so she appealed. In 1974, the Nevada Supreme Court published it's decision, declaring the judge was right and wrong. As for alimony, he was right. She had to seek it during the divorce proceedings. As for child support, the Supreme Court ruled that the judge abused his discretion because child support is modifiable after a divorce. This 36 year old opinion is still good case law authority in Nevada.