New Jersey Divorce Laws | Alimony

New Jersey

New Jersey divorce laws have five types of spousal support. Rehabilitative alimony is a short-term monetary award that allows a spouse to go back to school or obtain training to re-enter the workforce. Limited duration alimony is awarded in cases of a short marriage when rehabilitative alimony doesn't apply but the circumstances of the divorce justify that one spouse receive some type of support. Reimbursement alimony is awarded when one spouse makes a personal sacrifice so that the other spouse could receive professional or career training. This alimony is limited in nature, and may include the cost of household expenses and the cost of the spouse's education. Alimony judgement is awarded when a divorce is pending so that both parties can maintain their current standard of living until a final judgment is made. New Jersey is one of few states that still award permanent alimony, which lasts for the duration of the obligor's lifetime. This is awarded when a marriage is at least 10 years in duration and one spouse has become economically dependent on the other. New Jersey has five types of spousal support.

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