The Alimony Attorney in Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Ocean County and throughout the state of NJ
The alimony obligations of married couples are based on the concept that a couple is a financial partnership, with both spouses having obligations to each other when a marriage ends in divorce. Irene Shor, Esq. is an alimony attorney in NJ, with the skills to help local couples sort this out. The legislature has explained that neither person deserves to live a lifestyle that deviates terribly from that of the other. The courts do what they can to ensure that the marital lifestyle is maintained through spousal support.
However, it is rarely possible for people to replicate the same lifestyle in two households as a result of duplicative expenses that did not previously exist. In 2014, many changes were made to the alimony statute, including defining when a payor may retire, placing certain limitations on how long a recipient may collect alimony, and under what circumstances. More changes came with the announcement that alimony would no longer be taxable or tax-deductible starting in 2019 for new divorce matters.
Why Hire a Professional?
The alimony laws are ever-changing and subject to so many factual distinctions that it is certainly not one-size-fits-all. There are also exceptions in the law, such as when a spouse is unable to work, when a spouse is caring for a disabled child or other exceptional circumstances.
This is why it is critical that individuals with an alimony obligation or entitlement have a well-seasoned family law attorney on their side with years of experience who has seen these examples firsthand. Irene has handled thousands of cases for payors and recipients and provides the guidance and representation you need.
Helping You Adjust to Changing Circumstances
All divorce cases are unique, and people live differently. For these reasons, the New Jersey court approaches alimony on a case-by-case basis. The judge will look over all of the details surrounding the divorce and determine the terms of alimony payments.
Generally speaking, alimony laws in New Jersey require that the courts consider a list of factors to determine the terms of the settlement. The factors include, but are not limited to:
Each Spouse’s Age and Health
The Length of the Marriage
Standard of Living While Married
Each Spouse’s Ability to Earn Income
The Ability of Each Party to Maintain Their Current Lifestyle
Tax Effects of Payments
Each Spouse’s Contributions to the Marriage
As you can see, determining alimony isn’t up to a machine. Therefore, it is crucial to clearly state your needs and circumstances so that the courts can make a fair ruling on spousal support.
Determining a settlement based on current alimony laws can be a daunting task. However, you never have to go through your case alone. Irene Shor has the experience and knowledge to provide effective representation and assistance. By working with her, you will have the support you need to arrive at the best possible outcome.
Contact Irene and request a consultation for legal services. Her law firm serves clients throughout the state of New Jersey.