Alimony

It is important to our clients to be informed and understand the different variable and factors that go into an award of alimony. It is also important that our clients be informed of the different types of alimony awards. Your New Jersey Divorce Attorney will provide you with the necessary information to understand the differences and factors that may be agreed upon by the parties to the divorce matter to establish alimony. Should parties not come to an agreement the Court will examine several factors in its determination of a fair and appropriate alimony award.

During the process of negotiating a settlement agreement, Alimony may play an intricate part in addressing the needs and concerns of our clients and potentially play an important role in the possible swift conclusion of negotiations, a settlement agreement, and our client’s Divorce matter. Your New Jersey Divorce Attorney at the Juzmeski Law Firm will provide you with the necessary education, advice, and communication that will prepare you for upcoming Divorce process. Our firm will confidently address each issue of importance you communicate with your attorney during negotiation and settlement discussions to further your interest for a potential settlement of your Divorce matter and entrance of your Judgment of Divorce.

There are several types of alimony awards such as permanent alimony, rehabilitative alimony, limited duration alimony, and reimbursement alimony. The purpose of permanent alimony is to allow a spouse to continue the standard of living established during the marriage. Some essential factors that are examined within the determination of an award of permanent alimony are the duration of the marriage and the financial ability of a party to make alimony payments. The purpose of rehabilitative alimony is to afford a spouse the opportunity to go back to school or retain job training so that the spouse may enter the work force. Rehabilitative alimony is of a limited duration. The purpose of limited duration alimony is to provide an alimony award for a limited time usually based on the duration of the marriage being of a shorter time period than a longer duration used in a determination for an award of permanent alimony. The purpose of reimbursement alimony is to recognize the financial contribution provided by one spouse to another toward professional education or career development.

Should the parties not come to an agreement whereby establishing an appropriate alimony award, the parties may seek the assistance of the Court to determine a fair and appropriate alimony award. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23(b), the Court addresses several statutory factors to assess the length, amount, and alimony that should be awarded. Some factors that the Court will examine and review in its determination of an alimony awards is the how long was the marriage, age and health of the parties, earnings capacity and the parties ability to pay, responsibilities towards their children, and education and employment of parties. It is essential that you sit down and discuss your concerns and issues with a New Jersey Divorce Attorney at the Juzmeski Law Firm so that you are properly informed and represented in your Divorce matter.

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