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One of the reasons people stay in bad relationships is the fear of the unknown and the uncertainty about how they will fend for themselves on their own. For a spouse who has spent their years in the marriage dependent on the other spouse for financial support, it is hard to imagine how they will make a fresh start with no money. Alimony helps to create a financial bridge following a divorce for an economically dependent spouse. Whether you need just enough money to take a course that will reintroduce you to the job market, or you need more long-term financial support, a Livingston alimony lawyer from Nitti & Nitti is here to help.

Why Choose An Alimony Attorney From Nitti & Nitti?

  • At our law firm, for more than 30 years, New Jersey clients have trusted us with their family law concerns and other legal matters.
  • We have the resources and insight to help you successfully navigate complex family law issues and pursue favorable results.
  • We understand how demanding and emotionally exhausting divorces and mediations can be. For this reason, our Livingston family law attorneys 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 are looking for an alimony attorney in Livingston, call us at (973) 226-4141 to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate alimony attorneys.

Different Types of Alimony

There are different types of alimony that the court can award to a party. These awards can be made while a divorce is pending or after a divorce judgment. Furthermore, alimony doesn’t have to be decided by a court. It can be settled in a prenuptial agreement, well before the marriage, or negotiated in mediation (or other such processes) if the parties are able to settle the details of their divorce outside of court. The following are the types of alimony that can be awarded:

  • Open durational alimony
  • Rehabilitative alimony
  • Limited duration alimony
  • Reimbursement alimony

The type of alimony awarded to a party will depend on the specific circumstance. In all instances, for any marriage or civil union that lasted less than 20 years, the duration of alimony awarded will not exceed the length of the marriage or civil union. For example, if the marriage or civil union lasted for 10 years, then the duration of alimony will not exceed 10 years.

Factors Considered in Awarding Alimony Settlements

Before the court makes any alimony award, the following factors are considered:

  • 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 parental responsibilities or child support for the children
  • The time and expense necessary to acquire sufficient education or training to enable the party seeking maintenance to find appropriate employment, the availability of the training and employment, and the opportunity for future acquisitions of capital assets and income
  • 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

In addition to these factors, the court also considers the practical impact of increases in living expenses on the ability to maintain a standard of living that the parties were accustomed to during the marriage or civil union.

Contact A Livingston Alimony Lawyer Today

Whether you are already paying or receiving alimony and need to request an adjustment of an existing alimony award, or you are seeking a new order for payment of alimony, a competent Livingston alimony attorney can help you gather the evidence to make a convincing case to the court.

If you need an alimony lawyer in Livingston, we can help you. Contact us or call now at (973) 226-4141 for a FREE consultation and speak with one of our experienced professionals today.