Moorestown Spousal Support And Alimony Lawyers

The attorneys of the law offices of James T. Rosenberg provide skilled representation in spousal support matters, customized to the needs and goals of our clients. We help you understand where your case stands as well as the options and alternatives available to you in this process and how it may affect the division of assets.

Moorestown Spousal Support And Alimony Attorneys Assisting In Matters Of Financial Assistance

Alimony is generally broken down into limited duration alimony and open duration duration alimony.

Limited duration alimony is usually given to spouses in marriages that lasted less than 10 years, where one spouse needs some financial assistance in getting back on his or her feet. This can include finding a job, getting career training, furthering education or taking other tangible steps to improve his or her position. Often the judge will want to see evidence that this individual is making a valid effort.

Open duration alimony is generally assigned in situations where the marriage lasted more than 10 years and one spouse was the primary breadwinner while the other took on other roles in the family. Often this set amount may continue indefinitely. It is important that your representation carefully craft these agreements to ensure that your interests and future are protected.

Modifications can be sought to these arrangements over time, but the individual seeking the modification must demonstrate to the court that a substantial change in circumstances has taken place.

Spousal support in the state of New Jersey has always been largely left to the discretion of the judge, allowing the court to review the details and circumstances of the marriage to deliver a decree. In recent years, there has been growing support to make this process more statutory, determining spousal support by a formula of specific variables.

To learn more about how we can assist you in protecting your interests and future in the spousal support process, please contact our Burlington County law firm today at 856-439-0040.