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Determining Spousal Support In New Jersey Divorces

For many couples, marriage means making decisions as a partnership and assuming different roles to do what is best for their family. When that marriage ends, alimony may be needed to enable one party to move forward.

Laurie A. Bernstein is a skilled Essex County alimony attorney who fights for husbands and wives who are going through divorce, helping to ensure that their voices are heard and their rights are protected. She brings more than 40 years of experience to each case she handles, with a firm understanding of the law and the skill necessary to build compelling arguments that help clients achieve their goals during this complex process.

If you have questions about spousal support and the financial aspects of your divorce, contact her office at 973-567-3591.

Aggressive Advocacy For Spousal Support Issues

Alimony awards come in a variety of forms, including:

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

Decisions regarding spousal support are based on a wide variety of factors, including, but not limited to:

  • The need for spousal support and the other party’s ability to pay it
  • How long the marriage or union lasted
  • Age, mental and physical health of each party
  • The lifestyle spouses were accustomed to while they were married
  • Each spouse’s level of education, ability to earn, potential amount of income, employability, and vocational skills
  • How long the party seeking support has been unemployed, if that is the case
  • The responsibilities for the children each parent has taken on
  • Equitable distribution allocation, income available through investments and other factors the court may deem relevant

Laurie A. Bernstein helps clients understand the factors the court considers when awarding alimony and uses them to build compelling arguments to support her clients’ positions.

Contact A New Jersey Spousal Maintenance Attorney

To schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced Essex County alimony attorney, contact The Law Office of Laurie A. Bernstein, P.C., at 973-567-3591 or by completing the online contact form. Ms. Bernstein serves clients throughout the central and northern counties of New Jersey.