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New Jersey Alimony
There are no specific alimony calculators or guidelines for support in New Jersey. The court garnishes its decisions with discretion and then decides.
In New Jersey alimony influences the distribution of property, and it can become intricately involved in a divorce settlement. When spouses are unable to reach an agreement on this issue, the Superior Court can order support on a case-by-case basis.
Some types of alimony may be modified. For example, if there is a change in circumstances, such as a reduction in the payor’s income or an elimination of the recipient’s need, the court may modify limited-duration alimony and rehabilitative alimony. This happens when the court makes an order based on an assumption that something else would happen. For example, if the recipient was not rehabilitated within the expected time, the court can change the initial order.
If the recipient remarries or enters into a New Jersey civil union, the other spouse must be informed and alimony payments can be stopped. (However, the supporting spouse must still pay any arrearages that have accumulated.) Remarriage only terminates limited duration and permanent alimony. Rehabilitative and reimbursement alimony will continue even if the dependent spouse remarries or enters into a civil union, unless the judge orders otherwise.
The death of either spouse terminates all alimony.
Types of Alimony
New Jersey grants four types of alimony: limited duration alimony, permanent alimony, rehabilitative alimony and reimbursement alimony. Here is how each works:
Factors Considered by the Court
Alimony In New Jersey is discretionary. According to New Jersey Statutes - Title 2 A - Chapters: 34-23, in deciding a support award the court considers:
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