Alimony refers to the payments made from one spouse to another during and after divorce. Alimony is executed separately from equitable distribution. As a prospective part of divorce, alimony is used to balance any differences in both parties' capability to earn money. Its specific purpose is to allow both parties to live the same standard they had grown accustomed to during the marriage.
As an East Brunswick divorce lawyer at the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC, I have the experience and resources to help you protect your rights during an alimony case. Call my firm at (866) 760-6430 for trusted guidance in spousal support matters.
New Jersey Alimony Laws
New Jersey has a specific law regarding alimony that has come to be known as "double dipping." If retirement benefits are treated as assets during property distribution, they cannot be used later for purposes of alimony.
The following are commonly awarded:
- Pendente lite alimony: Given temporarily before final judgment.
- Permanent alimony: For dissolution of long-term marriages.
- Limited duration alimony: Payable only for a set time.
- Rehabilitative alimony
- Reimbursement alimony
Depending on what is needed in the specific circumstances of your case, my firm can help you determine which type of alimony is best for you. Trust your financial future to a seasoned spousal support attorney in East Brunswick!
Exploring the Factors that Determine Alimony
When determining alimony, the court takes various factors into consideration to ensure a fair and equitable outcome. These factors can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specific circumstances of the case. At Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC, our experienced alimony lawyers in Freehold and East Brunswick are well-versed in the intricacies of New Jersey alimony laws and can guide you through the process.
Some of the factors that may influence the determination of alimony include:
- Length of the marriage
- Income and earning capacity of each spouse
- Standard of living during the marriage
- Age and health of each spouse
- Contributions made to the marriage, both financial and non-financial
- Child custody arrangements
- Education and employability of each spouse
- Any prenuptial or postnuptial agreements
By understanding these factors, our alimony lawyers can help you build a strong case and protect your right to fair spousal support. Schedule your consultation today and get the legal guidance you need during this challenging time.
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Guidance on Modifying Alimony Agreements
Life circumstances can change after a divorce, and it may be necessary to modify your existing alimony agreement. At the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC, our experienced alimony lawyers in Freehold and East Brunswick can provide you with the guidance you need to navigate the process of modifying your alimony agreement.
Some common reasons for modifying alimony agreements include:
- Job loss or significant decrease in income
- Health issues or disability
- Remarriage or cohabitation of the recipient spouse
- Changes in the financial circumstances of either party
We understand that modifying alimony agreements can be complex and emotionally challenging. Our skilled attorneys will work closely with you to understand your specific situation and help you build a strong case for modification.
With our expertise and knowledge of New Jersey alimony laws, we can guide you through the legal process, negotiate with the other party, and advocate for your best interests in court if necessary.
If you believe that your alimony agreement should be modified, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We are committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that you receive fair and just spousal support.
How Is Alimony Determined?
When alimony is considered, the family court uses discretion before making any awards.
The judge will take into account:
- Duration of the marriage
- Parental responsibilities
- Standard of living during marriage
- Each spouse's financial contributions
- Needs of requesting spouse
- Ability of other spouse to pay
In New Jersey, there are no specific alimony guidelines that must be followed. With the assistance of my firm, I can do everything in my power to ensure your protection and financial stability. With nearly two decades of experience, I have developed the necessary skills to help you navigate your case.
At Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC, our goal is to guide you through the complex legal process. Your best interests are our top priority.
We will provide nothing less than our honest, professional opinions, giving you the information and resources needed to make the best possible decisions.
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