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Bergen County New Jersey (NJ) Alimony Attorney

If you are searching for a qualified alimony attorney, an alimony lawyer with solid family law experience and one of the most trusted track records of any of the state's alimony lawyers, please contact Kathryn A. Gilbert for help.

Under New Jersey laws, there is a statute and case law to guide divorcing parties as to what amount of alimony payments, alimony and child support, and spousal support, if any, is to be paid to a dependent spouse during a divorce or separation. It is important to note that, when you file for divorce and seek alimony payments for your spouse, the amount of alimony, even in legal separation, is not determined by fault, but rather based entirely on the financial disparity between the two parties involved.

The process of working with an alimony lawyer is not straightforward and, although your individual circumstances may vary, mediators and divorce and alimony lawyers are bound by certain statues regarding financial determination and the outcome of your case.

The Court must consider the following factors set forth in N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23(b):

  1. The actual need and ability of the parties to pay.
  2. The duration of the marriage.
  3. The age, physical and emotional health of the parties.
  4. The standard of living established during the marriage and the likelihood that each party can maintain a reasonable comparable standard of living.
  5. The parties' earning capability, education and employability.
  6. The length of absence from the job market.
  7. Parental responsibilities for the children.
  8. The time and expense needed to acquire education or training to enable a depended spouse to obtain appropriate employment.
  9. The financial and non-financial contributions of each spouse to the marriage.
  10. Equitable distribution.
  11. Income available and non-financial contributions of each spouse to the marriage.
  12. The tax consequences of alimony.
  13. Any other factor which the court deems relevant.

There are different types of alimony and it's important to know what they are as you pursue your legal options and work with your alimony lawyer.

Pendente Lite Alimony: May be set by the Court or agreed upon by the parties. This is an amount that is paid while the divorce Action is pending and is intended to maintain the status quo of the Parties.

Permanent Alimony: This is "forever" alimony or until one spouse dies or the dependent spouse remarries. It can be modified based on changed circumstances in some instances. Before agreeing to this type of alimony it is wise for the parties to discuss what will happen when the paying spouse retires. Permanent alimony is generally only awarded in longer term marriages.

Limited Duration, Rehabilitative or Term Alimony: This alimony is paid for a period of time so as to enable the supported spouse to gain the ability to support him or herself.

Reimbursement Alimony: This is money paid to someone who may have sacrificed to enable their spouse to obtain a professional degree with much higher earning capacity.

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In summary, alimony is intended to permit the dependent spouse to live the same lifestyle after divorce that he or she lived during the marriage.

If you need the services of a qualified alimony attorney or alimony lawyer, Ms. Gilbert offers the kind of experience and knowledge of New Jersey family law that make her one of the state's top alimony lawyers, capable of helping you move toward resolution and achieve your long-term goals so you can get on with your life.


KAGilbertLaw is a Bergen County, New Jersey Divorce Attorney. Our main offerings include: Collaborative Divorce Attorney Services and Divorce Mediation Services by an experienced Divorce Mediator in Bergen County, New Jersey or anywhere else in the state.

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We serve the following States, Cities, Zip Codes and Counties:
New Jersey (NJ), Bergen County, Hudson County, Passaic County, Hackensack 07601, Bergenfield 07621, Cliffside Park 07019, Dumont 07628, Edgewater 07020, Elmwood Park 07407, Emerson 07630, Englewood 07631, Englewood Cliffs 07632, Fair Lawn 07410, Fairview 07022, Fort Lee 07024, Franklin Lakes 07417, Garfield 07026, Glen Rock 07452, Harrington Park 07640, Hasbrouck Heights 07604, Ho-Ho-Kus 07423, Leonia 07605, Little Ferry 07643, Lodi 07644, Lyndhurst 07071, Mahwah 07495, Midland Park 07432, Moonachie 07074, New Milford 07646, North Arlington 07031, Northvale 07647, Norwood 07648, Oakland 07436, Old Tappan 07675,Oradell 07649, Palisades Park 07650, Paramus 07652, Park Ridge 07656, Ramsey 07446, Ridgefield 07657, Ridgefield Park 07660, Ridgewood 07451, River Edge 07661, River Vale 07675, Rochelle Park 07662, Rockleigh 07647, Rutherford 07070, Saddle Brook 07663, Saddle River 07458, South Hackensack 07606, Teaneck 07666, Tenafly 07670, Upper Saddle River 07458, Waldwick 07463, Wallington 07057, Twp of Washington 07676, Westwood 07675, Woodcliff Lake 07677, Wood Ridge 07075, Wyckoff 07481, Bogota 07603, Carlstadt 07072, Allendale 07401, Closter 07624, Cresskill 07626, Demarest 07627, Haworth 07641, Hillsdale 07642, East Rutherford 07073, Montvale 07645

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