Alimony: Leave Your Marriage With Financial Certainty
One of the main concerns during divorce is maintaining your lifestyle. Many people are worried they will not have the financial resources they need to live as they did during marriage. Others are worried they will be stuck supporting their ex-spouse at the expense of their own financial security.
At Weinberg & Cooper, LLC, we understand your concerns, and we are here to help. Our lawyers will sit down with you, review your financial circumstances and discuss your financial needs. We do not believe in making false promises. Instead, we will provide you with an honest, realistic assessment of your rights and responsibilities surrounding alimony. We then create a legal plan that helps you leave your marriage in the most financially secure manner possible.
How Is Spousal Support Decided?
Unlike child support, there are no formulas to calculate alimony. Instead, judges evaluate a variety of factors, including but not limited to:
- The length of the marriage
- The health, age, education and work history of each spouse
- Each spouse’s financial and non-financial contributions to the marriage
- The marital standard of living
Because this evaluation is subjective, it is extremely important to work with experienced attorneys who know how to make the laws work for you.
What Is ‘Palimony’?
Spousal support, or alimony, is only available to married couples. However, New Jersey recognizes that some long-term couples choose not to marry. When these relationships end, it is still possible for the courts to order one party to pay financial support, known as palimony, to the other.
Unfortunately, the laws surrounding palimony are complex and often in flux. This means that the best way to understand how palimony may affect your situation is to contact our firm to find out more about your rights or potential obligations.
Contact Weinberg & Cooper, LLC
If you are going through divorce and alimony is an issue, you need the help of experienced lawyers. Our firm will make sure your financial interests are protected. Call us at 201-580-3934 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
Located in Bergen County, we handle divorce and alimony cases throughout Northern New Jersey.