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.