Main Menu
LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Crupi, LLC
100+ Years of Combined Experience
Call for a Consultation
732-246-2112

New Jersey courts have the final say regarding alimony

Typical issues that must be resolved during a divorce include child custody, child support, the division of property and alimony. The purpose of alimony, also known as spousal support, is to limit the economic impact on a spouse who is a non-wage earner or a lower-wage earner by providing financial support to that spouse.

The amount of alimony a spouse is entitled to receive varies from state to state. Typical factors used to determine the amount include the length of the marriage, the age and health of each spouse, the payor's ability to pay, the recipient's need and the recipient's previous lifestyle. Other factors sometimes considered by a court include non-marital assets and the amount of time required for the recipient spouse to become financially independent.

Although alimony is a major factor in many divorces, it is usually one of the last issues to be resolved. This is because the correct amount of alimony cannot be determined until the division of property has been settled. Additionally, the amount of spousal support might be modified by a court when financial circumstances change.

Just because a court awards alimony, there is no guarantee that the payor will be able to meet the obligations contained in the divorce settlement. However, other financial instruments are sometimes used to ensure that the recipient spouse receives adequate financial support. These include life insurance, disability insurance and annuities.

Going through a divorce can be a very difficult time in a person's life, and having to make decisions that will affect a spouse's financial future, such as alimony, can be very stressful. For that reason, many individuals find it beneficial to engage the services of a lawyer who is familiar with New Jersey law and has experience dealing with alimony.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Our Firm

To schedule a consultation, call LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Crupi, LLC, at 732-246-2112 or contact us online. We serve clients in Monmouth County, Ocean County, Middlesex County, and central New Jersey from offices in Freehold and Red Bank.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Back To Top

Freehold Office
83 South Street, Suite 302
Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone: 732-246-2112
Fax: 732-409-0350
Freehold Law Office Map

Red Bank Office
52 Reckless Place
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Phone: 732-246-2112
Fax: 732-842-8887
Map & Directions

New York Office
40 Wall Street
32nd Floor
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 732-246-2112
Fax: 212-530-4815
Map & Directions