New Jersey Spousal Support Lawyer
The family Law Offices of The Law Office of Stephen R. Piper, LLC in Moorestown, New Jersey addresses the financial as well as emotional needs of clients in the midst of divorce proceedings. Because starting over can be difficult financially, attorney Stephen Piper applies an intelligent and hands-on approach to the process of helping clients determine spousal support, with the ultimate goal of maintaining the quality of life enjoyed prior to divorce.
Contact our firm today to find out how we can assist you with this important determination.
Looking at the Factors That Influence Spousal Support
At The Law Office of Stephen R. Piper, LLC, we closely examine all factors in your divorce that determine spousal support. Whether you are the breadwinner of your family or a stay at home parent, we understand that you have financial, support, and other concerns.
Together we will look at the following factors: the duration of the marriage, the needs of the spouse to receive spousal support or the spouse’s ability to pay support, the ages of both parties, your physical and emotional well-being, your education, your work histories, your earning capacities, whether or not you had children, the time needed to acquire an education, and how the marital property and debt is being divided. It is vital that you understand your rights to spousal support during all divorces.
Types of Spousal Support
Depending on the facts of each case, the court can award spousal support in various forms, Family law attorney Stephen Piper, Esq. can advise you on the spousal support system that may work best for you:
- Permanent alimony refers to an ongoing financial support system in which the wage earner in the marriage is obligated to pay spousal support with no termination date.
- Limited duration alimony has a fixed termination date and is generally divided into two areas:
- Rehabilitative alimony, which is designed to help the non-wage earning party in a divorce to afford the education or training necessary to obtain a career and support themselves.
- Reimbursement alimony is generally awarded in cases where a person has worked while their former spouse attended school.
If you are contemplating divorce, but are worried about the financial matters associated with spousal support, we encourage you to contact The Law Office of Stephen R. Piper, LLC and speak with our attorney in a initial consultation over the phone.