Alimony Awards in Monmouth County
Often in New Jersey, as well as in other parts of the country, one spouse in a marriage is financially dependent on the other. When a couple gets divorced in Monmouth County, they may be in a situation like this and of course, the dependent spouse may be nervous about his or her financial situation after the divorce. In these cases, the dependent individual may want to seek spousal support, also known as alimony. There are four types of alimony available to individuals in New Jersey, including the following:
- Open durational alimony, which replaced permanent alimony and is for couples that were married for at least 20 years. There is no set end date for this form of alimony but it can be modified due to changing circumstances.
- Limited durational alimony, which is for marriages that lasted less than 20 years. The goal here is to allow one party become financially independent in a short period of time.
- Rehabilitative alimony, which can help a spouse pay for additional schooling or training to advance their earning potential.
- Reimbursement alimony, which can allow one spouse to pay back the other spouse that may have worked while they were in school
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