Spousal Support Options In NJ

Spousal Support Options In New Jersey

When couples get divorced in New Jersey, one of the factors that may have to be considered is that of spousal support. This is often also referred to as alimony. The laws related to spousal support eliminated the option for permanent spousal support in 2014. However, there are still four options for spousal support that divorcing couples in New Jersey.

For marriages that lasted more than 20 years, the court may grant open durational alimony. This option is the one that replaced permanent alimony because although it doesn’t have a set end date, it can be modified depending on a significant change in circumstances down the road. Marriages that lasted less than 20 years may be subject to limited duration alimony that sets an end date based on the length of the marriage.

The other two types of spousal support are rehabilitative alimony and reimbursement alimony. Rehabilitative spousal support exists on a short term basis to help one spouse pay for additional schooling so they can increase their earning potential after the divorce. Reimbursement alimony exists to pay a spouse back for their financial assistance as they went to school during the marriage.

If you have questions about spousal support in New Jersey, contact our firm today.

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