Should Spousal Support Be Paid?
Spousal support, also known as alimony, is not a guarantee in New Jersey divorce cases. To make the matter even more complicated, there are no clear-cut guidelines as to when it should be paid and how much the amount should be. When dealing with a gray area of the law like this, it is important that you choose an experienced lawyer to handle your case. At the Law Offices of Steven P. Monaghan, you can benefit from the experience of a team led by a New Jersey alimony lawyer who has been listed in Super Lawyers year after year.
For help with alimony or spousal support issues, call 732-852-7102 or toll free at 800-705-8295 now to schedule a free consultation with a family law attorney from the Law Offices of Steven P. Monaghan in Red Bank, NJ.
The Basic Legal Principles That Apply
While there are no spousal support guidelines, there are some basic legal principles that apply. However, there are certain factors that should be taken into consideration. They are similar to the factors that come into play when determining how property is divided, and often these two issues are addressed simultaneously and dependently. Factors considered for spousal support include:
- The financial need of one spouse and the ability of the other to pay
- The age and health of the spouses
- The standard of living established during the marriage
- The earning capacity, educational level and employability of the spouses
We have the experience to deal with all common alimony issues, as well as the more unique and challenging issues that may arise in high net worth divorce cases.
Types of Alimony
We are well versed in the various types of alimony available, including permanent, rehabilitative and limited duration alimony. In order to determine which type — if any — of alimony makes the most sense in your case, and the amount, we take the time to carefully review your circumstances and goals. When needed, we can assist with termination of alimony.
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