In a divorce, sometimes one spouse is left at a financial disadvantage. For instance, if one spouse had stayed at home for years while the other pursued a career, the homemaker may be lacking in experience or the proper skills to get a job in today’s market. Once the couple is divorced, the homemaker may not be living in the same economic standards that he/she is use to. Spousal support, more commonly known as alimony, is intended to provide financial support to your former spouse until adequate employment can be attained.
Jersey City spousal support lawyer Anthony Carbone can handle all legal aspects of arranging and securing your alimony during a divorce.
What is Alimony?
Alimony provides financial support after a divorce to the spouse who earns less or no income at all. An alimony agreement is sometimes reached between the divorced couple with the help of a spousal support lawyer; otherwise a court decision will dictate the amount and length of payments.
If the court must decide alimony, many matters will be considered. Under certain circumstances, alimony may not be awarded at all. To determine whether your divorce calls for spousal support, the court may consider:
- The length of your marriage
- Your income and the income of your spouse
- Age and physical health, especially as pertaining to employability
- The quality of life you and your spouse enjoyed while married
- Current employment and skills
After a divorce, if you were previously responsible for taking care of children while your significant other worked, you may have lost certain job skills and experience. In such a case, spousal support may be necessary to meet your living costs as you gain necessary job training and secure employment. Alimony is not the same thing as child support.
There are different types of alimony in New Jersey, and Jersey City divorce lawyer Anthony Carbone can explain the various types awarded and which may be pertinent to your situation. New Jersey has recently updated its alimony laws for any future divorce and you want an attorney who is on top of the latest changes in the law.
Our Spousal Support Lawyer Will Get You What You Need
If you are in the process of getting divorced or have recently become divorced, Anthony Carbone can assist you with any spousal support issues, including:
- Negotiation of an agreement with your spouse.
- Protection of your interests if the case is brought to court.
- A spouse who is not making alimony payments.
If you are not receiving the agreed upon monthly payments, it may be difficult to force these payments without a lawyer. Attorney Carbone can organize a contempt of court proceeding to compel your spouse to make good on your agreement.
If you are searching for an experienced spousal support lawyer in New Jersey, contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone to schedule a free initial consultation.