One of the most commonly litigated Family Law issues is whether one party must pay alimony (also called “spousal support” or “spousal maintenance”), to the other. Alimony is a means of proportionately balancing the economic consequences of a divorce so that neither party suffers and unreasonable change in their standard of living. Alimony may be payable for an unspecified period of time or for a limited duration, depending on the length of the marriage along and other relevant considerations.
The New Jersey Statute governing alimony is N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23(b). The factors to be considered when determining whether and how much alimony is awarded are listed in the Statute. Our attorneys can help you to determine whether alimony is indicated in your case, and to ensure that the appropriate amount of alimony for you is established. For more information about alimony, contact the Law Office of Peter J. Laemers for a free ½ hour consultation.