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What do New Jersey courts consider when determining alimony?

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?

Can alimony be addressed in a premarital agreement?

This blog has on previous occasions discussed prenuptial agreements, which, under New Jersey law, are technically referred to as premarital agreements. While premarital agreements are commonly thought of in the context of an absolute divorce, New Jersey residents may wish to enter in to one for a variety of reasons, even if they have every intention of staying legally married.

Representation for alimony disputes

As a previous post on this blog discussed, an award of alimony is not a given in any type of divorce proceeding. Moreover, the amount and duration of the award can depend on a lot of different factors that are largely left up to the judge hearing the case.

The evolving tax consequences of alimony

Many residents of Marlton, New Jersey, have to pay alimony or face the consequences of ignoring a court order to do so. While not everyone necessarily sees this as a burden, many people do. The silver lining for them is that, at least through the end of this year, alimony payments can be deducted from one's federal taxes.

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