Edison NJ Alimony and Spousal Support Attorney
When you enter into a marriage, you invest your time, your energy, and your financial resources. As such, dissolving a marriage requires significant disentanglement, particularly in the realm of finances. Navigating through this tenuous and often highly contested part of the divorce process can be infinitely less stressful when an experienced and aggressive divorce attorney is representing your interests. Edward S. Cooper has spent his career assisting clients and their families in and around Union County. He prides himself on providing individualized service and operating with the utmost integrity as he works to facilitate the best possible outcomes for his clients. For a free evaluation of your case and the potential for an alimony component of your settlement, contact his offices anytime at 908-481-4625.
Cranford NJ Alimony Lawyer
In New Jersey, alimony and spousal support are the terms used to refer to the monetary compensation provided by one spouse to another during and after a divorce. Notably, alimony can also be applicable in situations involving civil unions. The primary intentions of alimony payments are to provide both individuals with a lifestyle that is similar to the one maintained during the marriage and to ensure that neither party suffers undue economic damage as a result of the divorce.
There are a host of factors considered when determining whether or not alimony is appropriate in a given situation and, if so, what the value of these payments should be. Notably, decisions regarding alimony evolve organically on a case-by-case basis, with no hard and fast rules to govern this procedure. However, some of the most influential factors used in these decisions include: the duration of the marriage, the age and health of each spouse, the standard of living maintained during the marriage, and the earning potential of each party. For a complete list of factors considered during alimony determinations, view our Factors of Alimony page.
There are also different types of alimony in New Jersey, including: pendente lite (temporary) alimony, open durational alimony, limited duration alimony, rehabilitative alimony, and reimbursement alimony. Each of these is described in more detail on our Types of Alimony page. Further, there were a number of significant alterations made to State law regarding alimony that took effect in September of 2014. To read a comprehensive summary of the Alimony Reform Bill, click here.
Contact a Union County NJ Spousal Support Attorney Today
Contact Mr. Cooper’s Union County offices to find answers to your alimony and divorce-related questions. His experience and commitment to remaining at the forefront of current case law in this area makes him an invaluable resource as you seek to resolve your pending divorce matter. Consultations are always provided free of charge. Simply call 908-481-4625.