New Jersey Alimony Modification Lawyers
Yes, your alimony can be modified as a divorce post-judgment. Some examples of where you could be eligible for alimony modification is a company you own failing, increase in the costs of living, dramatic change income or becoming disabled where it affects employment. Once modification or termination of alimony is pursued, you will need to be able to prove a substantial financial change. This is where having a seasoned, experienced New Jersey alimony modification attorney is essential. Don’t settle for sub par legal representation and risk the possible financial strain. If you are seeking alimony modification or your ex-spouse is trying to file for alimony modification, the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., will tenaciously fight for you. Our highly skilled alimony modification attorneys will analyze all possible legal options and will be aggressive in fighting for a positive result. Contact one of our law offices and speak with our New Brunswick alimony attorneys for a free initial consultation at 732-773-2768.
New Jersey Alimony Lawyers
If you are looking to receive money from your spouse either during and/or after a divorce, then you are looking for alimony. Alimony, also known as spousal maintenance or support, is calculated using a variety of formulas and is usually put into play to help eliminate any unfair economic strain that would arise from the divorce. Alimony also tries to have both parties live comparably to the lifestyle they had while they were married. Otherwise, the divorce can leave one of the parties with a huge financial disadvantage. In order to properly calculate alimony, there are numerous factors that are analyzed like income, age, education of you and your spouse, parental responsibilities to any children and length of marriage, just to name a few.
Regardless of the factors, you should hire a seasoned New Jersey alimony attorney to make sure all financial needs are met. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our team of professional, tenacious alimony attorneys can see if you are eligible for alimony, and if so, fight aggressively for your financial goals. Speak with one of our Paterson family law attorneys with our free initial consultation at 732-773-2768.
In Cox v. Cox, the New Jersey Appellate Division explained reimbursement alimony in New Jersey as follows:
Reimbursement alimony has previously been characterized as “not truly support but an equitable creation designed to eliminate injustice.” Louis, Limited Duration Alimony, supra, at 137. See Mahoney, supra, 91 N.J. at 500-01, 503 & n.5. It is intended to compensate a spouse who has made financial sacrifices resulting in a reduced standard of living by enabling the other spouse to forego gainful employment while securing an advanced degree or professional license to enhance the parties’ future standard of living. Id. at 500-01; N.J.S.A.Reimbursement alimony is thus limited to “monetary contributions made with the mutual and shared expectation that both parties to the marriage will derive increased income and material benefits.” Mahoney, supra, 91 N.J. at 502-03. See also Reiss v. Reiss, 200 N.J. Super. 122, 125 (Ch. Div. 1984), aff’d, 205 N.J. Super. 41 (App. Div. 1985) (questioning whether reimbursement alimony is truly alimony as it based primarily on past contributions rather than future needs). As in the case of rehabilitative alimony, reimbursement alimony may be awarded separately or in combination with any other form of alimony. N.J.S.A. 24:34-23f.
If you have an alimony issue in New Jersey, call the Middlesex County Alimony Lawyers today to discuss your case.