Somerset County, New Jersey, Spousal Support Lawyers
Throughout a marriage, couples make decisions that affect how they divide financial and caretaking responsibilities. When the marriage ends, it can be difficult to assess the needs of both parties based on the arrangements that existed before the divorce. If you are facing divorce and are concerned about collecting or paying spousal support or alimony, our attorneys at Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D'Onofrio, LLP are dedicated to securing the financial futures of our clients throughout the divorce process.
Our attorneys have over 105 years of combined experience in advocating on behalf of clients in spousal support matters. Contact us today to arrange a consultation.
Maintaining your quality of life post-divorce requires skilled advocacy. We work to protect your financial security after a divorce.
Spousal support and alimony
While child support is based generally on a computerized formula, there is no set formula for determining the amount or duration of alimony. Instead, there are certain statutory factors that will affect an award of alimony such as the length of the marriage, and the age, health, and income of the spouses.
When you are concerned about collecting spousal support or protecting yourself from over-burdensome spousal support obligations, it is important to have an experienced attorney explain how the law affects your rights and obligations given the specifics of your situation, and to advocate for your interests either in negotiations or in a litigated process. Contact our office to schedule a consultation.
Types of alimony:
- Rehabilitative: Provides support for a spouse to go to school, get training, or enter employment after an extended absence from the workforce, in order to earn a living.
- Reimbursement: In some instances, reimbursement alimony may be appropriate when one spouse supported the other to attend college, medical school, law school, etc.
- Limited-duration: Is payable for a defined, limited period of time.
- Permanent alimony: Payable until death of either spouse or the remarriage of recipient. Permanent alimony may also terminate, or be subject to modification due to substantial changes of circumstances such as retirement, cohabitation, disability, job loss, or changes in income.
- Tevis claims: Payable as compensation when one spouse severely injures the other spouse.
Contact our Warren Township, Somerset County New Jersey firm by e-mail or call 908.922.4238 today to schedule a consultation if you have questions about spousal support or alimony.
Three of our named partners are Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Matrimonial Law Attorneys.
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