Alimony Attorney New Jersey
New Jersey enacted an alimony reform bill. This statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23, has altered permanent alimony and coined a new legal term open durational alimony. The Courts are being presented with various cases involving the interpretation of this statute and how it applies to divorces that resulted in permanent alimony and current cases wherein open durational alimony may be an issue. Regan A. Barbetti, Esq. is a knowledgeable and dedicated family law attorney skilled in matrimonial practice in order to provide you with updates to the law as it happens. It is important to hire counsel that will give you the results you require in order to be able to move on with your life while minimizing the financial impact.
There are various types of alimony payments recognized by the state of New Jersey. Each can vary in the duration or the amount based on various alimony factors.
Open Duration Alimony
Changes to the alimony laws resulted in Open Duration Alimony. This is applied to long term marriages. Open duration alimony allows for changes to a permanent duration, wherein it may call for a shorter duration depending on the length of marriage, flexibility as to the amount paid during unemployment, and payments to cease upon retirement. It is important that you speak with a NJ Alimony attorney to get the most up to date information.
Limited Duration Alimony
Limited durational alimony is used for shorter term marriages to allow for the dependent spouse to attempt to try to live at the same standard of living as enjoyed during the marriage. The definition of short term is interpreted by the Courts. This is why it is important to retain a knowledgeable NJ Alimony attorney to represent your interests.
Reimbursement alimony can be for payments that one spouse made during the marriage for the benefit of another, such as education or tuition payments to allow for the spouse to pursue their degree. The length of time between the expenses and the filing of the complaint may effect whether or not reimbursement alimony will be granted.
Rehabilitative alimony is granted to allow one spouse attempt to become self-sufficient after a divorce. The duration and amount of funds is specific to each case and circumstance of the parties.
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