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Reimbursement Alimony in Middlesex County

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Not all forms of alimony are meant to help pay an ex-spouse pay for current or future expenses. Reimbursement alimony is a unique and somewhat rare form of alimony that requires an ex-spouse repay expenditures covered mostly or entirely by their spouse while they were married. If you believe you deserve reimbursement alimony but your ex-spouse does not agree, you should retain the services of a professional alimony attorney to bolster your chances of receiving the finances you deserve.

At Rozin | Golinder Law, you can find an entire team of highly-experienced and praised family law attorneys in East Brunswick. We are led by Attorney Elizabeth Rozin-Golinder, who is decorated by professional organizations, like Super Lawyers®, for her accomplishments and legal abilities. She was also chosen as the Middlesex County Young Lawyer of the Year for 2018. Discover how we can assist you in your alimony case by contacting us today.

Why Reimbursement Alimony May Be Needed

It is not uncommon for one spouse to maintain the entirety or majority of their household’s income while married. As a result, they may pay for all major expenditures, like buying the family car or paying the mortgage on a house. Reimbursement alimony may be ordered when one spouse pays for a major expense that mainly or only benefitted the other spouse, particularly those that relate to a future career.

Courts may approve reimbursement alimony to repay the costs of:

  • Schooling
  • Accreditations
  • Business training
  • Specific career requirements

Did you make a significant purchase or financial coverage for your spouse that you think should be reimbursed through alimony? Let our Middlesex County divorce lawyers know what happened during your free initial case evaluation.

Other Considerations for Reimbursement Alimony

A court will likely turn down a request for reimbursement alimony if an extended period of time has passed since the major expenditure and your divorce. In many regards, reimbursement alimony is used to rectify a situation in which someone may have used their spouse financially. For example, imagine a woman pays for her husband’s university attendance, and he files for divorce a few short weeks after receiving his degree. This could be interpreted as the husband only staying married for a manipulative, financial advantage.

Reimbursement alimony is also fairly rare in New Jersey family law courts since most spouses who could not afford major expenditures on their own while married have an even lesser chance after divorce. If you want your ex-spouse to repay you for a large expense you shouldered on their behalf, you must be aware they could argue they simply do not have the financial stability to make that happen. An alternative might be reducing the alimony you pay to them, or agreeing that you receive more property while deciding upon the division of assets.

Empower Your Argument with Our Legal Experience

Fighting for reimbursement alimony is probably not going to be easy. The likelihood of your spouse readily agreeing to repay you for past expenditures is low, even when your divorce seemed to be otherwise uncontested. Let our East Brunswick family law attorneys manage your case and take the stress out of the situation. You can feel confident in our many years of experience and personal approach to casework.

Call (732) 810-0034 to learn more about how RLG can help you!

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