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Alimony and Spousal Support

New Jersey Alimony Attorney Jeffrey M. Bloom

Law Offices of Jeffrey M. Bloom | West New York

A family court judge can award alimony or spousal maintenance to either party as part of a divorce. Several factors help determine the amount of support received or paid. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey M. Bloom, we help clients with questions related to alimony and spousal support, explaining the law and its application in local family courts. To learn more about alimony, contact our West New York law office. We represent clients in Bergen County, Hudson County and throughout North Jersey

General Information:

The Forms of Alimony in New Jersey

Spousal support can take various forms. One is rehabilitative alimony, which is temporary support that helps the receiving spouse get the training and education needed to become more self-sufficient. Reimbursement alimony compensates a spouse who sacrificed financially in order to advance the others’ education or other opportunities. Permanent alimony is intended to address the financial needs of the recipient. In some cases, depending on the tax situation, it may be advantageous to pay alimony in lieu of child support. Our lawyer reviews the different types of spousal support with clients, making sure they understand their options.

Determining Spousal Support and Maintenance

There are a number of considerations that go into a permanent alimony award, including:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Earning ability of each party
  • The amount of child support received or paid
  • The result of the division of marital property
  • The extent of the role that domestic duties played in diminishing the supported spouse’s capacity to be self-supporting
  • The contribution of the supported spouse to the payor’s career
  • Pre-divorce standard of living
  • Age and health of both spouses
  • Tax benefits and liabilities
  • Whether or not retirement benefits were considered as part of the equitable distribution of property

Our Bergen County attorney works with clients to determine the role that spousal maintenance should play in a final divorce settlement. Either the man or woman can receive alimony, depending on an analysis of the answers to questions such as those listed here. We also help clients who have lost their job or are unable to meet alimony obligations due to illness. We can evaluate your situation and explain what your options are in complying with support obligations in a down in economy.


Contact Hudson and Bergen County Spousal Support Attorney Jeffrey M. Bloom

To learn more about spousal maintenance in New Jersey, contact our West New York law office.  Attorney Jeffrey M. Bloom has been serving the people of northern New Jersey since 1988 –  call (855) 208-3650. We use his nearly 20 years of experience to help individuals resolve alimony matters.

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