In some New Jersey divorces, the financially dependent spouse is entitled to spousal support, often referred to as alimony. Alimony is often one of the most contested matters of a divorce. One spouse may not believe the other spouse deserves financial support. The parties may dispute the amount of support that is appropriate and the marital standard of living. There can also be a dispute over the duration of the alimony payment. If you are facing divorce and alimony is an issue, you need strong legal representation. Contact Paone Zaleski & Murphy today.
If you require spousal support to preserve your financial situation after a divorce, look no further than our legal team. Our spousal support attorneys are here to help you, every step of the way.
In recent years, New Jersey has modified its alimony laws. Now, there is no longer an option for permanent alimony. There are four types of alimony in New Jersey that may be considered in your divorce:
When the court is deciding an alimony case, it will take a number of factors into consideration. Some of the factors considered include:
A common misconception is the impact of marital fault in a divorce. Courts do not consider fault when awarding spousal support. However, when a spouse wastes marital funds or becomes intentionally unemployed assuming it will benefit them in divorce, the court may make decisions based on these actions.
If alimony is a contested matter in your divorce, you should have the legal representation of an experienced attorney. Regardless of whether you are the spouse requesting support or the spouse who may pay support, you should have an attorney who can protect your interests. Paone Zaleski & Murphy has over 30 years of experience defending clients in these matters. If you require strong legal guidance for a divorce matter, contact Paone Zaleski & Murphy for a consultation.