4 Alimony Tips
Are you going through the divorce process and have questions about alimony? Read these 4 alimony tips, then call our New Jersey lawyers today.
Alimony in New Jersey
One of the questions that is certain to come up in a divorce consultation addresses the issue of alimony. Alimony will generally be awarded when one spouse earns significantly more than the other. Several factors have to be considered. Among them are the length of the marriage, whether other assets are available in the event of the dissolution of the marriage, the marital lifestyle, and the ages of the parties. All of these factors are taken into consideration. Absent actual knowledge of all of those factors, it’s hard to determine what the actual amount or term would be.
Calculating Alimony Payments
As a New Jersey Family Law Attorney, I am often asked by clients how the court or judge calculates alimony.
- There is no specific calculation or formula for alimony.
- The judge will take a 1/4-1/3 of the difference between the parties incomes as a starting basis for alimony.
Being Automatically Entitled to Alimony
As an experienced New Jersey Family Law Attorney, I often speak to my clients about whether or not they will be entitled to alimony after a divorce.
- Alimony is dependent on the income of each of the parties.
- Having young children in a marriage will greatly influence Alimony.
- Every case can be different in regards to Alimony.
Not Paying the Court Ordered Alimony Payments
I recently was asked as an experienced New Jersey Family Law Attorney, what can happen if you or your ex-spouse decides to stop paying the court ordered alimony payments.
- The receiving spouse is required to file a motion that with enforce payment.
- The non paying party could be placed in jail, or have their driver’s license suspended for failure to pay.