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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.

Why Choose Our Alimony Attorneys?

If you are seeking alimony or if your former spouse is requesting that you pay alimony, consult our South Jersey alimony lawyers at Burnham Law Group, LLC. We can fight to protect your rights and ensure you receive what you are entitled to by law.

For your free case evaluation, call (856) 751-5505 today.

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
  • The 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.

Contact the South Jersey Alimony Lawyers at Burnham Law Group, LLC

At Burnham Law Group, LLC we are proud to have 28+ years of legal experience and we offer free case evaluations to our clients. If you would like to learn more about how alimony works in New Jersey or get any of your alimony-related questions answered promptly, thoroughly, and honestly, call our South Jersey family law firm today! Our offices are conveniently located in Marlton and Somers Point, New Jersey, and we serve clients throughout South Jersey, including Atlantic County, Burlington County, and Camden County.

You can reach our firm at (856) 751-5505 or contact us online.

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