What is Pendente Lite Support in New Jersey?
When a couple is going through a divorce in New Jersey, there are a lot of issues that must be resolved before the divorce can be finalized. One of the matters that is highly contested is that of spousal support, which is also referred to as alimony. New Jersey offers four different types of alimony depending on the couple’s needs. In a lot of situations, however, spousal support is not awarded because both spouses are financially independent.
Often, the court will award temporary spousal support that is put in place only throughout the course of the case itself. This is referred to as pendente lite support. This type of financial support can require the financially independent spouse to pay for the dependent party’s daily expenses as well as attorney fees.
This type of spousal support allows the court some time to assess the other aspects of the couple’s situation in order to come up with a spousal support arrangement. Some of the factors that will be taken into consideration include the following:
- The length of the marriage
- The needs of the dependent party
- The age and health of each party
- The standard of living that established during the marriage
- The earning capacity of each party
- The custodial responsibilities that each party has
- The length that the dependent party is absent from the workplace
- The financial and nonfinancial contribution of each party to the marriage
- The education that the dependent party needs
If you have questions about spousal support in New Jersey, contact our firm today.
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