When a marriage ends in divorce, it is sometimes appropriate for one spouse to pay alimony to the other. Alimony, also known as spousal support or spousal maintenance, can be permanent or temporary, depending on a number of factors.
At Forster Arbore Velez, our attorneys represent clients in a broad range of family law issues, including those involving alimony. Our Morris County alimony attorneys are committed to protecting our clients’ financial interests in the wake of a divorce.
Types Of Alimony In New Jersey
In New Jersey, there are four types of alimony:
- Limited duration alimony: This type of alimony may be awarded when the duration of the marriage was relatively brief, but one spouse needs temporary support to adjust to the financial pressures of post-divorce life.
- Permanent alimony: When a marriage lasted for a long period of time, and one spouse is significantly more affluent than the other, permanent alimony may be awarded.
- Rehabilitative alimony: This type of alimony is awarded for the purposes of helping one spouse gain job training and education so he or she can become self sufficient.
- Reimbursement alimony: If one spouse contributed significantly to the training and education of the other during marriage, and that training and education have resulted in a lucrative career, reimbursement alimony may be appropriate.
Alimony issues can be contentious. Whether you are seeking alimony or your ex-spouse is seeking it from you, our attorneys can help you understand your rights and provide you with the strong advocacy you need.
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Whichever side of an alimony dispute you are on, we are prepared to help. Contact us today online or by telephone at 973-668-4435 or toll free at 888-382-3974 to arrange a consultation with an experienced alimony attorney.