Alimony In New Jersey

When a couple gets divorced, there is often a financial strain as one household becomes two. In some cases, it is appropriate for one spouse to make alimony payments to the other. If you are expecting alimony or your ex is requesting alimony from you, it is important to consult with an attorney who knows how to protect your financial interests in divorce.

There are five types of alimony under New Jersey law:

  • Temporary alimony: Awarded to financially struggling spouses during divorce proceedings
  • Limited duration alimony: Awarded to help a spouse get by financially until he or she is able to be self-supporting
  • Permanent alimony: May be awarded after long marriages in which one spouse did not pursue career or education opportunities, but rather focused on caring for the family or helping his or her spouse pursue career goals
  • Rehabilitative alimony: Intended to help one spouse obtain education and training to be self-supporting
  • Reimbursement alimony: Paid to a spouse who supported the other through advanced education, but was kept from enjoying the benefits of that education due to divorce

I am Steven A. Garner, Attorney At Law, and I can provide you with guidance and advocacy regarding alimony (also known as spousal support or spousal maintenance) in New Jersey.

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If you have concerns about maintaining your financial well-being after divorce, I am here for you. Contact my law office today online or by telephone at 732-410-7623 to arrange a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable alimony lawyer in Somerset.