Spousal Support Lawyers Morris County, NJ
Morristown Alimony Attorneys
It’s a fact of alimony/spousal support cases — it is very difficult to pay alimony and feel the payment amount is reasonable. Likewise, it is just as difficult to receive alimony and feel that the amount received is fair and accurately reflects your level of financial need following a divorce.
At the family law firm of Laufer Dalena Cadicina Jensen & Boyd, our Morristown spousal support attorneys are committed to excellence and working to resolve your alimony/spousal support case in a way that protects your rights and interests. Many of our lawyers are AV® Preeminent rated, signifying the highest industry standard of legal expertise, communication skills, and litigation abilities.
How New Jersey Courts Decide Alimony
By law, New Jersey courts must look at 11 different factors when deciding alimony, including the parties’ incomes and previous lifestyle, the duration of the marriage, the health and education level of the parties and the equitable distribution of property.
Some of the questions an alimony court will ask are, is one of the parties is self-employed? Did the marriage last just a few years, or did it last for decades? What are the true incomes of the parties? Our attorneys can assess whether you should pursue permanent, rehabilitative or limited duration alimony:
- Permanent alimony: This type of alimony is reserved for long-term marriages where there is a disparity of income between the parties.
- Rehabilitative alimony: The goal with rehabilitative alimony is to support the nonincome-earning spouse until he or she is self-supporting. This may include providing financial support so that a spouse can go to school for the training she or he needs to be self-supporting. Rehabilitative alimony is temporary.
- Limited duration alimony: Limited duration alimony is for shorter-term marriages where there is disparity of income but where the supported spouse has enough education, skills or training to become self-supporting. Alimony is paid at a specific amount for a specific number of years.
Parsippany Alimony Lawyers Help Modify or Enforce a Preexisting Arrangement
Alimony is a “moving target” and is always subject to change along with parties’ circumstances. Perhaps as the payer, you have suffered a job loss or pay cut. Or, as the payee, your financial or employment situation may have changed. Similar to handling an alimony case during divorce proceedings, we can provide the analysis, advocacy and aggressive representation needed to modify, enforce or terminate your current agreement.
Contact Our Morristown Alimony Attorneys Today
Our family law team has extensive experience helping clients resolve their spousal support and alimony issues, and features many members nominated to the Super Lawyers / Rising Star Super Lawyers list as it relates to family law. To see the dates of nomination for our lawyers, check out the section below.
We are available for evening and weekend appointments, and are conveniently located one-half block from the Morristown Green. To speak with one of our lawyers today, contact us online or through our Morristown offices 973-975-0441.
Alimony and Spousal Support Video Questions
- What are the different types of alimony available in New Jersey?
- Does fault ever play a role in an alimony award in New Jersey?
- If someone’s situation changes, can they ask for more alimony?
- Do you ever give your clients a reality check when it comes to who is “at fault” or “what is fair”?
- What advice would you give to people who are concerned about getting their fair share?