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Marriage is a life-changing event that affects not only our personal goals and aspirations but can have serious legal ramifications. In some marriages, one spouse may make personal sacrifices for the sake of the marriage. So much so that they lose their financial independence. If you’re going through a divorce or separation, you may be worried about how to provide for yourself and whether you can afford to live on your own. But, you don’t have to figure it out on your own. At Nitti & Nitti our Essex County divorce attorneys help people going through a separation to get the financial support that they need through alimony to start a new life without their spouse.

Why Choose An Alimony Lawyer From Nitti & Nitti?

  • Our Essex County family law lawyers have the resources and insight to help you successfully navigate complex family issues and pursue favorable results.
  • We understand how demanding and emotionally exhausting divorces and separations can be, and we provide skilled counsel with a personal touch, working closely with you to protect your interests and create customized solutions.
  • As a local, family-owned firm, we are able to offer the one-on-one service and caring assistance you deserve. You and your case matter to us.

If you need help getting alimony from a former spouse, we may be able to help you. Call us at (973) 226-4141 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced family law attorneys.

Types of Alimony Available Under New Jersey Law

Under New Jersey law spouses needing financial support after a divorce or legal separation may be awarded one or more of the following types of alimony: open durational alimony, rehabilitative alimony, limited duration alimony, and reimbursement alimony.

Although open durational alimony has no predetermined duration, under New Jersey law, the duration of alimony can be limited by the number of years the marriage or union lasted. For any marriage or civil union that lasted for less than 20 years, the total duration of the alimony will not exceed the length of the marriage or civil union. For instance, if the marriage lasted for ten years, then alimony payments cannot exceed ten years.

Factors Considered in Determining Alimony

When a request for alimony is made, the courts will consider a wide range of issues in order to make a determination that is fair to both parties. Some of the factors considered include:

  • The actual need and ability of the parties to pay
  • The age, physical and emotional health of the parties
  • The standard of living established in the marriage or civil union
  • The earning capacities, educational levels, vocational skills, and employability of the parties
  • The length of absence from the job market of the party seeking maintenance
  • The history of the financial or non-financial contributions to the marriage or civil union by each party including contributions to the care and education of the children and interruption of personal careers or educational opportunities

How An Alimony Lawyer Can Help

The intention of the law is not to punish either party in the award of alimony. The court considers all factors equally and aims to treat both parties fairly. An experienced family law attorney understands the law and can help you put together the evidence required for the best outcome in your situation.

Contact An Essex County Alimony Lawyer Today

At Nitti & Nitti, we have been helping Essex County families resolve their most difficult family law matters. Whether you are paying or receiving alimony, we can help you protect your interests. If you need help, call us today at (973) 226-4141 or click here to schedule an appointment with one of our compassionate attorneys.