Alimony & Spousal Support

Alimony & Spousal Support

Experienced Guidance for Alimony

Alimony causes tension in many divorces, but 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.

At Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC, you will find Mercer County alimony attorneys who understand the needs of both median- and high-income couples in resolving alimony needs. Our lawyers understand the particular needs and concerns that all parties encounter with decisions for alimony.

Spousal Support Attorneys

New Jersey has more than one type of alimony, also referred to spousal maintenance and spousal support.

  • Reimbursement alimony compensates a spouse who has paid for the other spouse to secure a degree or training, but will not benefit from the income generated by the degree due to the divorce.
  • Permanent alimony creates an obligation for one spouse to support another spouse for an indefinite period of time.
  • Limited duration alimony obligates one spouse to provide support for a temporary, fixed period.
  • Rehabilitative alimony permits a short-term alimony award to allow one spouse to obtain the training he or she needs for economic self-sufficiency.

Alimony payments can be modified if either former spouse has a significant change in circumstances that warrants a change. Our law firm provides representation for establishing alimony and for modifying and original order for alimony.

Lawyers Who Understand High Net Worth and Alimony

Unlike child support, alimony is not determined using state guidelines. Therefore, courts have wide discretion in determining whether to order support and, if so, how much. Because of this discretion, and because alimony issues for high net worth clients often turns on matters of maintaining a standard of living rather than paying for necessities, retaining an experienced family law attorney is critical for ensuring that your interests are protected.

Our law firm features attorneys who have decades of experience and who have received awards and accolades for their work on behalf of families with family law needs.

To learn more, schedule an initial consultation with a lawyer from our law firm. Contact us at 609-730-3850, or contact us online.