New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Explains the Types of Alimony Available

As an experienced New Jersey Divorce Lawyer, I often speak to clients about the different types of alimony available.

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  • New Jersey utilizes four types of alimony, the first of which is open durational alimony and it’s awarded in cases of long-term marriages – at least 20 years long. Open durational alimony presumes that the paying spouse will cease paying alimony at retirement; however, under certain circumstances, alimony may continue for more than 20 years.
  • The second type is called limited duration alimony. This type is based on a specific time frame, such as, after a 12-year marriage, you’re contemplating 12 years of alimony. That would be limited duration alimony.
  • The third type, rehabilitative alimony, helps spouses get back into the workplace by assisting with rehabilitative education or training, such as a former teacher or other professional who simply needs to get recertified to get their license reinstated.
  • The final type – reimbursement alimony – is exactly what it sounds like. One spouse is reimbursed for monies spent on the other. Perhaps one spouse pays for the other to earn a master’s degree, and that spouse leaves. The state of New Jersey uses reimbursement alimony to cover costs expended by one spouse by reimbursing them for monies they spent.
  • An experienced attorney can help you determine the type and amount of alimony you can expect to receive or, for the alimony-paying spouse, the amount of support to be paid.

Do you have questions on the types of alimony available? Contact dedicated New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Christopher Leon Garibian.

This educational video was brought to you by Christopher Leon Garibian, an experienced New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Handling Alimony in Morris County.

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