Alimony & Spousal Support Attorney in South Jersey
Fighting to Get You the Support You Deserve
One of the many factors that often comes up during divorce proceedings
is the question of spousal support or alimony. At Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey
Divorce Group, we help achieve favorable alimony or spousal support determinations
on behalf of our clients, regardless of if they are the one who will be
paying or receiving support. Our South Jersey alimony and spousal support
attorneys work tirelessly to find a resolution that works for your unique
situation, no matter how complex or contentious the case may be.
Contact us today at (732) 585-1651 to learn about how we can help you with fair
alimony and spousal support resolution.
How is Spousal Support Determined in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, the amount and duration of spousal support and alimony are
determined by a number of statutory factors.
These factors include, but are not limited to:
- The length of the marriage
- Each spouse’s income and education level
- Ability to gain employment
- The needs of the spouse requesting alimony
- The ability of a given spouse to pay
- Standard of living during the marriage
- Each spouse’s parental responsibilities
At Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey Divorce Group, we are dedicated to obtaining
fair resolutions in regards to spousal support, including
modification petitions. We understand that many business owners, doctors, dentists, and other
professionals are understandably protective with respect to their income.
On the other hand, it is not unusual for one spouse to not disclose their
full income to the other spouse. In such cases, we have access to a number
of forensic accountants and investigative experts who have experience
identifying undisclosed income.
The Five Types of Alimony in New Jersey
There are five types of alimony in New Jersey. Depending on a number of
factors, you may pay or receive one or a combination of the following
types of alimony:
Open durational alimony: For those in longer marriages, or when one spouse gives up a career or
education to support the family, permanent alimony may be ordered.
Temporary alimony: For lower-earning or unemployed spouses, temporary alimony covers the
costs incurred during the process of divorce.
Limited duration alimony: In this type of alimony, support is given to a spouse until he or she
Reimbursement alimony: A spouse who supported his or her spouse’s education is compensated
after the divorce.
Rehabilitative alimony: This type of alimony is given to the spouse who is working towards becoming
self-supporting. The spouse must provide to the court the steps that he
or she is taking and how long it will take to achieve the necessary training,
education, and employment.
At this time, there is no set formula as to how permanent is calculated.
However, it is usually applied in marriages have lasted 11 years or more.
The higher-earning spouse, or the one who provided the most financial
support during the marriage, would be expected to pay permanent alimony
until he or she retires or the receiving spouse marries another.
At Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey Divorce Group, our South Jersey lawyers have
years of experience handling
divorce and family law cases - we can help you find the right solution for you and your spouse.
We have helped numerous clients find agreeable alimony and spousal support
resolutions; let us help you.
Need an alimony or spousal support attorney in South Jersey or nearby?
Contact Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey Divorce Group at (732) 585-1651 today.