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.
- 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.