What Do I Need to Know About Alimony in New Jersey?
As a Hudson County Alimony Attorney, I am often asked what people should know about alimony. Alimony is a court-ordered payment made by one spouse to the other. It doesn’t necessarily mean one spouse was a stay-at-home parent or didn’t work during the marriage. Instead, alimony is ordered when there’s a large disparity between the two parties’ incomes. There is no threshold for that disparity, and several factors go into the calculation of alimony. It’s very fact-based and depends on the couple’s lifestyle during the course of the marriage, the dependent spouse’s actual needs, and the paying spouse’s ability to pay. How long alimony will be paid and the how much it will be is based on the marital lifestyle and must be discussed with your attorney.
Do you think your divorce will involve alimony? Find out what you need to know about alimony in New Jersey. Contact Hudson County Alimony Attorney Tanya L. Freeman for guidance.