New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Explains Alimony
In New Jersey, depending on the length of the marriage and the difference in incomes between the parties, one spouse could be entitled to an award of alimony. Generally, alimony cannot exceed the length of the marriage. More often than not, alimony is going to be somewhere near half the term of the marriage.
Again, there are a lot of factors that go into alimony: whether one is raising young children, whether one is elderly, and the difference in the amount of the income. If there’s a vast disparity in income between the two parties, then that’s going to affect alimony, as well. Very rarely will alimony exceed the length of the marriage. There was a recent statute passed amending the alimony statute in New Jersey, which is about a year old now.