Alimony in Moorestown
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Throughout the divorce process and afterward, one spouse may require financial
support from the other in the form of alimony, also known as spousal support
or maintenance. These payments allow the receiving spouse to continue
having the lifestyle—or as close to it as possible—the couple
was accustomed to throughout their marriage until he/she becomes self-supporting.
However, coming to an agreement can be quite challenging if the paying
spouse is reluctant to award the other alimony.
At Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey Group, we are dedicated to helping our clients
obtain the best results in their
divorce and family law cases. Whether you are seeking alimony or paying it, our Moorestown divorce
lawyers can help you understand your rights and protect them throughout
the legal process.
New Jersey Alimony Laws
There are five types of alimony in New Jersey: temporary, permanent, limited
duration, rehabilitative, and reimbursement alimony.
During a divorce, temporary alimony can be awarded to those who earn a
low income or are unemployed to cover living expenses until the divorce
is finalized. Limited duration alimony lasts until the receiving spouse
is able to support himself/herself.
If a spouse gave up his/her career or education opportunities to take care
of the family, he/she may be entitled to permanent alimony. Rehabilitative
alimony is designed to provide a spouse with education and training to
become self-supporting. Reimbursement alimony pays back a spouse who supported
the other while advancing his/her education and was expected to enjoy
the benefits of that advancement had it not been for the divorce.
A New Jersey judge will determine the amount and duration of spousal support
based on the following factors:
- Duration of the marriage
- The needs of the requesting spouse
- The paying spouse’s ability to provide alimony
- The age and health of each spouse
- The income, earning capacity, employment experience, and education level
of each spouse
- The standard of living throughout the marriage
- Children in the marriage
- Each spouse’s contributions to the marriage, both financial and nonfinancial
- The time and expense for a requesting spouse to obtain education or training
to become self-supporting
Keep in mind, alimony payments are not based on marital fault. So if a
spouse commits adultery or otherwise behaves badly during the marriage,
alimony can still be awarded.
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