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Understanding alimony in New Jersey.

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.

The different types of alimony in New Jersey.

New Jersey Alimony Attorneys

Since there are many different circumstances regarding a divorce case, the same goes for the types of alimony that one may be eligible for. With the numerous kinds of alimony that one can file for, you need to make sure the type of alimony you do request is the best one for your unique situation. For instance, a permanent alimony is usually best for long-term marriages and is as the name says, permanent usually after the divorce is settled. But there is also a pendente lite alimony, which is a temporary financial award that is usually handled during the divorce process. As you may have noticed, some alimony types are for during the divorce case and some are for after. Because of this, you can even combine alimony types to make sure you are supported financially during this tough time.

With the various types of alimony, all not being mentioned here, it is critical to have a seasoned New Jersey alimony lawyer on your side. The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., has a team of lawyers with divorce and family law experience, and will fight to secure your financial future. Contact our Monmouth County law firm for a free initial consultation at 732-773-2768.

Reimbursement alimony in New Jersey

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.