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Category Archives: Alimony

Unmarried Couples, Palimony, and Cohabitation Agreements

Palimony is very similar concept to that of alimony in that it is designed to protect individuals who have traditionally been financially dependent on their partner in the case that their relationship ends. The primary difference between the two is that alimony is awarded (when applicable) in situations where a married couple divorces, while palimony… Continue Reading

The Different Types of Alimony in New Jersey

During many Union County divorces, one of the key issues that will need to be decided is that of alimony and spousal support. Alimony is awarded in a wide variety of scenarios to spouses who traditionally have relied on the other spouse for financial support. Different from child support, there are no strict guidelines for… Continue Reading

Loss of Employment and Alimony Reductions

New Jersey’s Alimony laws allow for changes to alimony and spousal support agreements when certain circumstances change significantly, and permanently. One of these such changes is the loss of employment of the supporting party. Lawmakers understand the burdens any loss of job can place upon an individual, and as such allow these individuals to petition… Continue Reading

Cohabitation and Alimony Modifications

In many Union County divorces, alimony is a key component of the divorce settlement agreement. Alimony is calculated based on a number of different factors, including the duration of the marriage, the lifestyle the couple enjoyed during the marriage, and both spouse’s income and earning potential. Many times however, the factors that alimony is initially based… Continue Reading

Modifying Alimony Based On a Prospective Retirement

Alimony orders are based on a number of different factors, but cannot possibly take into account future changes to the economic status of either individual. Certain “changed circumstances” which are permanent can call for a modification of the existing alimony agreement. One of these scenarios is the retirement or prospective retirement of the supporting party. Thankfully,… Continue Reading

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