Alimony, also referred to as spousal support or spousal maintenance, is a contentious issue in many divorces. It can be a particularly important issue in situations where one spouse worked full time and the other stayed at home. There is a recently enacted law dealing with alimony; so the advocacy of an experienced lawyer can make a major difference in the amount a judge awards and the duration of the support order. (See a recent article by Chuck Vuotto on the new Alimony Statute here) Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin, P.C., we represent parties seeking alimony as well as those obligated to pay. We know alimony is critical to the post-divorce financial well-being for both spouses. That is why we take the time to sit down with each client and learn about his or her unique situation. By understanding the family’s dynamics, we are better able to advocate for an alimony plan that benefits our clients for the long term. We work with experienced financial planners and consultants to help our clients achieve a satisfactory support obligation taking into account their needs post-divorce. Please call us for a consultation at our Roseland office.
Factors to Determine Alimony in New Jersey
New Jersey family law courts must consider a variety of factors when determining whether to award support, the amount to be awarded and how long the payments will need to be made. Some of these include:
- Length of the marriage
- Number of children each spouse has, including children from previous relationships
- Employment history and earning capacity
- Education level of each spouse
- The amount of property each spouse received in the property division process
Alimony is typically awarded as a series of ongoing payments. The payments may be required for many years or only for a few months. As New Jersey alimony lawyers, it is our job to advocate on your behalf for an award that meets your individual needs. We will advocate strongly for an award that is in your best interests, whether you are the party seeking support or the one paying.
Contact Our Lawyers Today
If you have questions or concerns about alimony in New Jersey, our attorneys are ready to help. For a consultation, please contact our family law lawyers at (973) 403-9200 (fax 973-364-1403) or contact them online at http://www.starrgern.com. You may also contact our family law litigators directly at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a convenient office location in Roseland near Route 24 and right off Route 280. We also offer evening and weekend appointments and accept major credit cards.
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