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Considerations When Awarding Alimony in NJ

Alimony is not automatically awarded in New Jersey divorce cases. One of the parties must specifically request it. Under New Jersey law, courts must consider specific factors. If a judge places greater importance on certain factors than on others, he or she must explain the reasoning for this in the support order. Alimony can be granted in divorce cases as well as in the termination of a New Jersey civil union.

Factors New Jersey family courts consider in alimony cases

The court must consider all relevant factors, which include:

Why having a lawyer is important when seeking alimony in New Jersey

There are a number of reasons why it is important when seeking alimony in New Jersey or defending against a request for it. New Jersey allows for open durational alimony, which means that alimony can be ordered with no set termination date. An alimony award can impact your rights and financial stability for years to come.

It is important that you have a dedicated advocate on your side who can effectively argue your position. New Jersey family lawyers are knowledgeable about the laws regarding alimony and can argue that certain factors should carry greater weight in the case.

Contact an experienced Freehold divorce lawyer today for reliable legal guidance

Alimony issues in New Jersey are not clear-cut. You may need the assistance of an experienced family law attorney who is familiar with New Jersey’s laws and can argue your position in court. At Lomurro Law, our attorneys will discuss your situation and your needs to determine an appropriate amount of support. We can also defend against requests for support. Contact us today at 732-414-0300 or fill out the online contact form to schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced New Jersey family lawyer.