Alimony

Monmouth County NJ Alimony Lawyers

Alimony or spousal support is intended to ensure that both spouses are provided a reasonable standard of living following a divorce. At Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington, our lawyers work to ensure that your future is protected, no matter the role you played in the marriage. We also provide representation in alimony enforcement matters.

Ocean County NJ Spousal Support Attorneys

In most relationships, compromises and sacrifices are made for the good of both individuals. This may include one spouse supporting the other through education or working toward career advancement, giving up his or her own opportunities. In other cases, this may involve one individual staying home with the children, relying on the other spouse’s income. After a divorce, the dependent spouse is left with an unequal chance at providing for his or her own needs and that of the children.

The court has a level of discretion in determining how much the dependent spouse is going to be paid by the other. A judge will evaluate a wide range of factors, including:

  • Sacrifices made by either spouse for the advancement of the other
  • Education levels of both spouses
  • Income of both spouses
  • The division of assets and how that will affect both spouses’ lifestyles
  • Length of the marriage

Based on this, one spouse may be required to make payments to support the other’s lifestyle. This can either be for a specific period of time or indefinitely. The primary goal, however, is to get the dependent spouse to a place where he or she can be self-sufficient. That spouse must often prove to the court that he or she is making efforts in education or career.

Consult With Our Long Branch NJ Family Law Professionals

To learn more about how our firm can advocate for your future, please contact a Monmouth County alimony attorney at 732-440-3950 or toll free at 888-328-9131.