Alimony is a part of many divorce cases throughout the country, but each state has its own rules as to how this financial obligation is awarded, for how long and to which spouse. So, what do New Jersey courts consider when determining alimony in a divorce case?
In recent years, the divorce rate in New Jersey has decreased substantially. In fact, the state actually has the third lowest divorce rate in the country as of 2017.
Celebrity divorces always seem to make the news, and there always seem to be a number of them going on at the same time. Right now, one of the most heavily-covered high asset divorces is the one that Matt Lauer is involved in with his wife.
Thousands of divorce cases go through the New Jersey court system every year. However, not all of those cases involve high asset divorces, in which the couple going through the divorce has accumulated quite a bit of assets throughout the course of the marriage. In a high asset divorce, your life will change both during and after the case is over.
For many years the rate of divorces in America was rising. As a result, most people began to think that they could just get a divorce whenever and wherever they wanted. However, in New Jersey, like all other states, there are certain legal requirements that must be met in order for a couple to pursue a divorce filing.
Going through a divorce can be a trying time for any New Jersey resident. There are a litany of issues to address in the divorce process, including child support and child custody in many cases, as well as alimony. But, for many people, the most important part of the process will be property division.