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After a divorce, one spouse may be required to pay the other spouse alimony, which is intended to provide financial support to a spouse until they are able to support themselves. In most alimony cases, the amount you are ordered to pay will usually reflect the lifestyle that both of you enjoyed during the marriage.
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How Alimony Is Awarded
To decide on the amount and duration of alimony, a judge will consider:
- The needs of the requesting spouse
- The duration of the marriage
- Physical and emotional health of each spouse
- The income, earning capacity, education level and employment history of each spouse
- The standard of living that both enjoyed during the marriage
- The time and expense required to obtain education or training for the receiving spouse until he or she can become self-supporting
- Parental responsibilities
- Each spouse's financial and non-financial contributions to the marriage
If you are the spouse ordered to pay alimony, these payments will be tax deductible. If you are the spouse who receives the alimony, you will have to report these payments as income.
Types of Alimony in New Jersey
The different types of alimony include:
- Temporary alimony: This is awarded to low-earning/unemployed spouses to help cover living expenses during divorce proceedings.
- Limited duration alimony: This refers to when economic assistance is needed for a limited time.
- Reimbursement alimony: This refers to compensation for a spouse who provided support to the other through advanced education.
- Rehabilitative alimony: This refers to short-term alimony that is paid until the recipient is self-supporting.
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