Alimony & Child Support Lawyers Serving Morristown, New Jersey
Financial Support for You and Your Children
It is important that alimony and child support payments are appropriate, fair, and in the best interest of both you and your child.
Serving Northern New Jersey, Pallarino & Bogan, L.L.P., brings more than 40 years combined family law experience in addressing alimony and child support issues. Contact our Morristown office today to talk with one of our experienced attorneys.
New Jersey Alimony Basics
Alimony is a payment from one spouse to the other either during the divorce process or after a divorce is final.
Four Types of Alimony
There are four types of alimony:
- Permanent Alimony: Alimony paid until either party passes away or the supported spouse remarries. This type of alimony typically applies to longer term marriages.
- Limited Duration Alimony: Alimony paid for a term of years when alimony is needed, but the marriage is not long enough to justify a permanent alimony award.
- Rehabilitative Alimony: Alimony paid for a short period of time to help the supported spouse to become self supporting.
- Reimbursement Alimony: Alimony paid to compensate the receiving spouse for contributions made to the paying spouse’s education, including educational costs, travel expenses, and even household expenses.
The court determines the amount and duration of alimony based on factors like:
- Length of the marriage
- The age of the parties
- The supporting spouse’s ability to pay
- The supported party’s level of financial need
- The ability of both parties to maintain a standard of living reasonably comparable to that which they maintained while married.
New Jersey Child Support Basics
Child support is the money spent to provide for the child. In the divorce context, usually one party is required to pay child support to help the other party to defray the costs of raising a child. The courts calculate child support for families with a combined net weekly income of $3,600 or less, using the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines. For families with income that exceeds $3,600 per week, the Child Support Guidelines do not apply and there are statutory factors that are considered in determining the appropriate amount of child support.
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When you work with our lawyers, we will give you straight answers so you know what’s happening in your alimony and child support case. Contact us in Morris County, New Jersey today.