Hackensack Alimony Lawyers
Trust Laterra & Hodge, LLC to Get You the Support You Need
In New Jersey, the monetary support that one spouse is called upon to provide to the other spouse in a divorce proceeding is known as alimony, or spousal support. Under New Jersey law, there is no automatic entitlement to alimony. Rather, alimony is assessed on a case-by-case basis, in which the statutory alimony factors are weighed against the overriding policy considerations underlying an award of alimony.
To help understand what you may be owed or how our Hackensack divorce attorneys can help you, call Laterra & Hodge, LLC at (201) 580-2240.
How Laterra & Hodge, LLC Can Help You
Our trusted Hackensack family law attorneys have a reputation for careful and compassionate guidance for families throughout Bergen County.
We can help you with a number of issues, including:
How Is Alimony Calculated in New Jersey?
An award of alimony recognizes the sacrifices and contributions made by both parties to the marital enterprise, such as a party’s non-financial contributions to a marriage which both impaired that party’s career and earning ability and enhanced the other party’s career and earning ability. Whether you are requesting alimony or paying alimony, we can assist clients with alimony issues and resolve any disputes that arise.
The state of New Jersey takes into account 14 factors, which can include:
- Duration of the marriage
- Age and health of each spouse
- Needs of each spouse
- Financial resources of each party
- Standard of living enjoyed during the marriage
- Earning ability of each spouse
- Any expenses that may be necessary for job retraining
When looking at any or all of these issues, a spouse may be awarded open durational alimony, term alimony for a fixed period, payments needed to rehabilitate one spouse, or alimony needed to reimburse one spouse.
To learn more and discuss your situation, call (201) 580-2240 today. We offer free initial consultations to help you get started.