Alimony Lawyer in Jersey City
Advocating for an Equitable Resolution
Often, in a marriage, one person is the main earner, while the other takes care of the home and children. In the event of a divorce, alimony may be awarded to the spouse who played the role of a homemaker. If you need a Jersey City alimony attorney, D'Alessandro & Cieckiewicz, P.C. offers personalized attention and reasonably priced legal services.
Give us a call at (201) 561-8441 to schedule an appointment.
Factors Determining Alimony
In New Jersey family law, there are no precise guidelines for awarding alimony. When alimony is awarded, the amount and duration of the payments depend on several factors. The court may consider the length of the marriage, each spouse’s age, health, income, earning capacity, education level, and employability. Other factors that influence alimony include the couple’s standard of living during the marriage, financial contributions to the marriage, parental responsibilities, and the need for one spouse to get training or education to gain employment and become self-supporting.
There are five types of alimony in New Jersey, including:
Temporary Alimony– This is generally awarded to a spouse that is not employed during the divorce proceedings to avoid the spouse becoming destitute.
Limited Duration Alimony– This is awarded based on financial need for a certain period of time to allow the receiving spouse to become self-supporting.
Reimbursement Alimony– When a spouse supported another in obtaining advanced education, the spouse may be entitled to this type of alimony.
Rehabilitative Alimony– This is intended to allow a spouse to gain training and education needed to become self-supporting. The spouse must submit the steps that will be taken and time frame for the rehabilitation period to the court.
Permanent Alimony– Permanent payments are usually awarded only after long marriages for spouses who gave up opportunities for education and career to care for the family or for the benefit of the other spouse’s education or career.
Alimony may be modified or terminated based on changes in circumstances. For example, the time can be extended when a spouse is not able to become self-supporting within the initial time frame. Payments may be terminated in the event that a spouse remarries or enters a civil union for certain types of alimony or if one spouse dies.
Committed to Obtaining Fair & Equitable Resolutions
Divorce should not result in a financial crisis for either spouse. A Jersey City alimony lawyer from our firm will work to help you establish a fair and equitable resolution. Our goal is to ensure that you are able to maintain your lifestyle, as you move forward and rebuild your life.
If you are concerned and anxious about the future after a divorce, call (201) 561-8441 to discuss your situation with an attorney.