New Jersey Alimony / Spousal Support

New Jersey alimony, also referred to as spousal support is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other, by court order or through agreement of the parties, for support and maintenance.

New Jersey spousal support is intended to preserve the economic status of both parties, as it existed during the marriage.

Types of Alimony Awarded in New Jersey

Spousal support or maintenance in New Jersey can be awarded based on these factors:

Modification of Alimony in New Jersey

According to NJ Statute 2A:34-23. Alimony, maintenance- An award of alimony for a limited duration may be modified based either upon changed circumstances, or upon the nonoccurrence of circumstances that the court found would occur at the time of the award. The court may modify the amount of such an award, but shall not modify the length of the term except in unusual circumstances.

New Jersey statutes regarding alimony can be found here: New Jersey statutes

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