One of the most difficult issues in any divorce action can be the determination of the award of alimony. In alimony cases, New Jersey provides no formulas. Instead, each case is decided on its specific facts including:
• Duration of the marriage
• Parties’ income and previous lifestyle
• Whether the spouse turned down education or professional opportunities to raise children
• The amount of the spouse’s reliance on the former spouse’s income
• Age and health of the person seeking alimony
It is important to note that under New Jersey law, alimony is not used to punish one spouse for misbehavior. It is based solely on factors affecting the economic circumstances of each party.
Our attorneys will take the time to help our clients understand the legal concept of alimony and answer any questions they may have. We advise our clients of the likelihood that they will receive or have to pay alimony. Our goal is to resolve alimony or spousal support issues as quickly and as efficiently as possible, whether our client is negotiating the payment or receipt of alimony.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding annulment, please contact the attorneys at the Law Offices of Timothy J. Little at 732-634-5512 or use our contact form.