Alimony In New Jersey

Spousal support, or alimony, for divorcing couples can often be a challenging issue to resolve. In New Jersey, as in most states nationwide, the amount of alimony awarded and the term are based on multiple considerations.

In over 25 years of practicing family law, we have provided our clients with fair spousal support agreements.

Calculating Spousal Support Is Complex

The duration of your marriage and your standard of living are important factors in determining the actual figure of alimony to be paid.

The process further reviews the age, physical and emotional health of both persons along with their earning capacities, education levels and employability.

The actual need of the lesser earning spouse is regarded when weighing how each person will maintain a standard of living comparable to their married lives. The courts try to make a determination that does not give one party greater entitlement to that standard of living.

Other considerations include:

  • Each party's financial and non-financial contributions to the marriage
  • Parental responsibilities
  • Absence from the job market
  • Sacrifices of time and career for the sake of the marriage and family
  • Distribution of assets
  • The age, physical and emotional health of the parties

This is not a complete list of the factors involved in determining an alimony award. The time span of spousal support is negotiable.

We Can Help You Resolve Your Alimony Problem

At Margolin & Neuner, our lawyers help clients untangle their disagreements in a divorce efficiently. If you are facing a divorce and need help with your alimony questions, call our office for a free consultation at 908-852-7811.

We serve clients in Hackettstown and throughout northwestern New Jersey. You may use our contact form to schedule an appointment to find out more about your options and rights to spousal support.