Alimony is money paid by one spouse to the other while a divorce is pending and/or after it has been finalized. In New Jersey, alimony is designed to ensure that both spouses have the financial resources necessary to maintain the lifestyle they enjoyed during the marriage.
At LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Patti LLC, we advise and represent clients throughout central New Jersey. Call us at 732-246-2112 to schedule a consultation.
Finding Cost-Effective Solutions To Alimony Disputes
Unlike child support, no party has a legal right to alimony. And unlike child support, alimony is not determined by a pre-set formula. In New Jersey, there are several types of alimony, including permanent alimony. The decision to award alimony is completely at the discretion of the court.
Alimony disputes are complex, so it is important to have a skilled family law lawyer on your side. We can help you avoid the uncertainty of a court battle by settling this issue out of court. Often, we are able to agree on a property settlement that renders an alimony award unnecessary.
However, if the other party is unwilling to agree to a fair settlement, rest assured the professionals at LHRG&P will work tirelessly in your best interest. We have decades of experience representing parties requesting alimony, as well as those opposing an award of alimony.
Considerations When Awarding Alimony
New Jersey law considers the following factors in evaluating whether alimony is appropriate:
- The needs of the parties and their ability to pay
- The duration of the marriage
- The age and health of the parties
- Standard of living established during the marriage
- Your earning capacity
- The length of absence from the job market
- Your parental role
- The time and expense necessary to acquire sufficient education or training to become self-supporting
- Your participation during the acquisition of marital assets
- The marital property awarded to each spouse
- Any income-producing assets
- Consequences to both parties
Contact An Attorney
We will provide you with the sound legal advice you need to minimize arguments and find the best possible resolution to your alimony matter. Call us at 732-246-2112 contact us online to arrange a consultation in our Freehold or Red Bank offices.