Alimony Attorneys in Monmouth County
Establish Fair Alimony Payments Using Our Representation
In many divorces, trying to agree upon the amount of alimony to pay or receive each month leads to serious discord and even litigation between the spouses. Most people have no desire to pay an ex-spouse support, no matter the situation.
On the other hand, many are entitled by law to receive support from an ex-spouse to help keep them keep afloat after their divorce. To feel comfortable and confident in the future when a divorce finalizes, setting a balanced and fair alimony amount is a must.
At Rozin | Golinder Law, you can work with a team of award-winning Monmouth County family lawyers to help settle your alimony award. When a spouse made most or all of the income, it can be expected for them to pay some amount of alimony to the other after divorce. It is often just a matter of negotiation, which is where our attorneys can step in, take over, and exceed your expectations.
Call (732) 810-0034 to learn more about how New Jersey family law courts handle alimony.
New Jersey’s Different Types of Alimony
In New Jersey, alimony can be awarded in one of various forms, including:
- Open durational: When a marriage of 20 years or more ends in divorce, open durational alimony is used to set alimony without a specific end date. Formerly, this type of alimony was called “permanent alimony” before New Jersey updated its laws in 2014. To create an end date for open durational alimony, an application for a post-judgment modification proving a significant change in circumstances must be filed with the Court.
- Pendente lite: Many divorcees will struggle to support themselves even before a divorce finalizes. Pendente lite alimony is established while the divorce is pending. When the divorce ends, pendente lite alimony will usually be eliminated or replaced by a new set of alimony terms.
- Rehabilitative: To help the spouse of lesser income enter the workforce and find gainful employment after living more or less dependently on the other, rehabilitative alimony can be established. This form of alimony is generally brief in duration, as it is expected to terminate once the receiving spouse finds steady employment, or completes an education.
- Limited duration: Marriages that did not last 20 years or more will usually include limited duration alimony. You can expect limited duration alimony to be set for percentage of the time you were married. The changes to the alimony statute in 2014 allow for one year of alimony for every year you are married, however this is not set in stone. Limited duration alimony cases vary from case to case based on the facts and require an experienced attorney to help negotiate the best outcome possible.
- Reimbursement: The final form of alimony in New Jersey might be the most complicated. Reimbursement alimony is meant to repay one spouse for any monetary contributions they made to help the other spouse complete education, training, or certification during the marriage. Imagine that you paid fully for your ex-spouse’s college education and they are now earning the greater income. In this situation, you could ask for reimbursement alimony over the course of several years in order to be repaid the amount of the tuition that you paid.
Work Out the Details of Alimony With Our Assistance
Despite the inherent details of alimony in New Jersey, it does not have to be complicated. Choose our Monmouth County family lawyers from Rozin | Golinder Law and take the guesswork right out of the equation. We are a highly qualified and experienced team ready to take on any case as if it was our own.
For a free case consultation, call (732) 810-0034. Rozin | Golinder Law, an investment in your future