Spousal Support Attorney in Bergen County
One of the most stressful aspects of any divorce case is alimony which is the financial support paid to one spouse by the other once a divorce is finalized. During the divorce process, either a husband or a wife may have to pay or may qualify to receive spousal support in Paterson NJ.
In New Jersey, there are 4 types of recognized alimony:
- Permanent Alimony
- Rehabilitative Alimony
- Limited Duration Alimony
- Reimbursement Alimony
When it comes to calculating alimony, the court tries to provide each spouse with the standard of living similar to what was enjoyed during the marriage. In NJ, unlike child support, there is no exact formula for determing alimony. Instead there are a loose set of guidelines suggesting factors to take into consideration such as length of marriage, marital lifestyle, income of both spouses, anticipated post-divorce expenses, educational level, employment history and future employment opportunities.