Calculating Alimony Payments
Many people associate alimony payments with divorce, assuming that one spouse will always be required to pay the other some amount of money after the divorce. However, this is not always the case. In New Jersey, alimony is not granted on a formulaic basis, but rather on a case by case basis with the divorcing couple or the court making the decision. In the case that a divorcing couple is unable to make a decision regarding alimony payments, the court will use the couple’s history and each person’s situation to determine what amount of alimony, if any, will be ordered.
Divorce can be extremely complicated, especially when there is a disagreement over alimony payments. At the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., our Monmouth County alimony attorneys make it our goal to simplify this process and help you pursue a fair alimony agreement, whether you are making or receiving payments. Contact us at (732) 898-2378 to discuss your needs with an experienced lawyer.
Factors Considered when Establishing Alimony
In the event that the court must establish an alimony settlement, they will determine the amount of alimony to be paid by considering a range of factors, such as:
- The financial status of each party
- The needs of both parties
- Length of the marriage
- Health and age of both spouses
- Each spouse’s earning capacities
- Standard of living enjoyed during the marriage
- Responsibilities each parent will have regarding children
Although these are some of the factors that carry the most weight, a court may take into consideration other elements when making their decision.
The Monmouth County alimony lawyers at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., have years of experience helping our clients resolve alimony disputes, and we are ready to put this experience to work for you. Get the legal support that you need by calling (732) 898-2378 today.