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Common Alimony Issues

Answering Questions for Divorce Clients Across NJ

If you are seeking alimony from your former spouse—or if you are the one who will be paying alimony—you know this is a detailed and complex issue. You are not alone. At the Law Office of Steven P. Monaghan, LLC, our Monmouth County alimony attorneys have helped clients like you navigate the challenging waters of alimony for more than 60 combined years.

Here are some common questions that most of our clients ask and our answers.

How is alimony determined?

There are many issues that determine alimony, such as whether or not there should be alimony, what type of alimony, how much alimony and for how long. New Jersey law on this subject provides legal guidance for determining these issues.

What are the types of alimony?

There are four types of alimony: permanent, rehabilitative, reimbursement or for a limited duration.

During discussions regarding alimony, what can be negotiated?

Some of the areas that are open to negotiation during discussions of alimony include: the actual or potential income of the spouses; the financial need and the payor's ability to pay.

If you have specific questions regarding alimony that are not answered here, please contact one of our alimony lawyers from the Law Office of Steven P. Monaghan, LLC!

How does alimony get paid?

Alimony can be paid monthly or the divorcing spouses can negotiate a lump sum payment.

How is the payment of alimony enforced?

Some ways that are used to enforce the payment of alimony include: garnishment of the payor's income or enforcement through the court system as a result of nonpayment.

What are some of the reasons that would either terminate or modify alimony?

Some of the reasons that alimony may be terminated include: the death of either former spouse, or upon the remarriage of the recipient. If alimony is for certain duration, it will also terminate at the end of that term.

Some of the reasons that alimony may be modified include: a significant and permanent change in income or employment, either former spouse's disability or illness, reaching a good faith retirement age and cohabitation by the recipient.

Other Questions About Alimony? Talk to Us.

If you have any questions about alimony, call our team of Monmouth County alimony lawyers at (732) 624-6343 today. Take advantage of our free consultations by scheduling yours!

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