Alimony laws vary, sometimes significantly, between states. It is important to discuss your case with a lawyer who is licensed in New Jersey, but this video explains some general principles about alimony.

Alimony is one aspect of a divorce case that is generally designed to assist the spouse who is making less money in order to cover some of his or her living expenses. Unlike child support payments, alimony payments are largely determined by the discretion of a judge. The judge will usually weigh one spouse’s need for assistance against the other spouse’s ability to pay. Other factors include the length of the marriage, the standard of living during the marriage, and both spouse’s relative abilities to earn an income.

In New York and New Jersey, the attorneys at The Law Firm of Walter K. Schreyer can help with your family law case. Call us at (888) 511-2837 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your questions about divorce, alimony, or child support.

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