Barbara is a partner at Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC. Barbara understands that what constitutes a fair alimony award can cause tension in many divorces and that the issues may vary widely between high-income and median-income couples. Median-income couples may negotiate alimony with the intent of helping the lower-earning spouse pay basic living expenses. Higher-income spouses may consider alimony in terms of maintaining a lifestyle comparable to the standard of living that the spouses maintained during the marriage.
In high net worth divorces, Barbara appreciates that nearly every aspect of the divorce including alimony and child support can be affected. Barbara tries to balance a client’s desire for efficient representation with the need to ensure that their assets are fairly distributed and alimony is fairly calculated. Barbara brings a strong working knowledge of the tax code to her current work on matrimonial matters, which is particularly important to understanding complex property division and determining income for alimony and support purposes.
During her more than 40 years in practice, Barbara has successfully argued family law matters before the New Jersey Appellate Division and the New Jersey Supreme Court. Working with a partner from her former firm, Barbara had an instrumental role in obtaining a positive result for her clients in Crews v. Crews, 164 N.J. 11 (2000). Crews is the seminal New Jersey Supreme Court case on alimony modification.
If you have questions about alimony, or any other family law related issue, please contact Barbara. Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC is focused exclusively on the practice of family law and serves clients throughout New Jersey including clients residing in Mercer County, Somerset County, Hunterdon County, Burlington County and Middlesex.