As a long-established Bergen County New Jersey alimony attorney, I am fully qualified to assist with the often tangled but not impossible process of the determination of alimony. Backed by 25 years as a New Jersey alimony lawyer I have the expertise, skill, toughness and tenacity necessary to establish support you can live with.
Serving The Hackensack, Bergen & Passaic County, New Jersey Areas
I have been admitted to practice as a New Jersey family law attorney since 1985. My 25 years practice as a Bergen County, New Jersey alimony attorney gives me the expertise to navigate the all-too-often thorny area of alimony and divorce and help make the process as painless as possible for you.
Alimony payments in New Jersey
Alimony is the amount of money one party in a divorce pays the other to ensure that their standard of living can be maintained after their marriage has ended. Temporary support, sometimes called pendente lite support is money paid by one spouse to the other while their divorce goes through the court.
Temporary support is designed to maintain the status quo that existed prior to the institution of divorce proceedings. Both alimony and temporary support can be paid directly or through New Jersey Probation. Alimony in most cases is taxable to the party receiving it and deductable to the payor, while temporary support is usually non-taxable.
Unfortunately, there is no set formula for the establishment of New Jersey alimony or temporary support. The amount and who pays are typically based upon numerous factors including the length of the marriage, ages and employment history of the parties, income need, and whether the party seeking support has given up a career to care for a child during the marriage while the other worked.
Alimony may be awarded on a permanent basis, or be limited in its term.
For more information on Alimony, visit my article on Alimony Basics.
New Jersey Alimony Lawyer
While some couples are able to agree on the amount of temporary support and/or the term and amount of alimony, the vast majority require the assistance of a lawyer, especially when it comes to this critical issue. As an experienced New Jersey alimony attorney, you may rely upon my vast experience and knowledge to help you navigate the process for determining an alimony or temporary support settlement and reducing the time and legal expenses involved.