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New Jersey Alimony Attorneys

Handling Alimony & Spousal Support Cases

One of the most contentious aspects of any divorce is alimony. Alimony is the financial support that one spouse pays to the other after a divorce is finalized. No one wants to pay it and everyone wants to receive it. In a divorce, either party – the husband or wife – may have to pay or may qualify to receive support.

When starting the divorce process, clients often want to discuss alimony immediately and have every right to be concerned about their financial future. We understand this concern and are prepared to discuss your options and give you realistic expectations of what you may have to pay or receive once your divorce is final.

To learn more about alimony or to hire an attorney to handle alimony negotiations during your divorce, please contact Law Offices of Edward R. Weinstein at (732) 783-5588.

Types of Alimony

In New Jersey, there are four recognized types of alimony. The first, permanent alimony, is usually awarded when a long-term marriage is ending and one spouse has an income significantly higher than that of the other. Rehabilitative alimony can be awarded to provide short-term support for educational and training purposes. This requires a detailed plan including timeframe leading to eventual employment. Limited duration alimony may be given in shorter marriages where one spouse needs temporary financial support to establish his/her post-divorce life. And finally, reimbursement alimony can be provided to a spouse who supported the other through extensive education and training for a lucrative career.

Calculating Alimony in New Jersey

When determining alimony, the goal of the court is to ensure that each spouse maintains a standard of living similar to what they enjoyed while married. There is not one single formula that New Jersey courts use to decide upon and award alimony. Instead, there is a loose set of guidelines suggesting factors that may be considered in determination.

These include:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The marital lifestyle the couple enjoyed
  • The income of both spouses
  • The anticipated post-divorce expenses
  • Each spouse’s educational level
  • Each spouse’s employment history and future employment opportunities
  • Other financial obligations, such as child support

Work with Law Offices of Edward R. Weinstein

Whether you are the one who is paying alimony or will receive it, you need a skilled team of New Jersey alimony attorneys that can evaluate all aspects of moving forward with your new life and negotiate a financial future for your happiness and comfort. Our experience can be of great assistance in sorting out these legal obstacles.

Give us a call today at (732) 783-5588.

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What Sets Our Firm Apart

Learn More About Law Offices of Edward R. Weinstein
  1. Our team exclusively handles family law & divorce cases.
  2. We've been helping the good people of New Jersey for over 20 years.
  3. At our firm, kids always come first.
  4. We always provide our clients with cost-efficient advice.
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