Temporary Alimony in New Jersey

Temporary Alimony in New Jersey

The primary purpose of a temporary alimony award is to enable a supported spouse to maintain the same standard of living they had during the marriage.  The premise behind temporary support is that spouses should not have to experience a dramatic change in financial circumstances just because the marriage ended. A judge may award temporary…

How the New Tax Law Affects Alimony Payments in NJ

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in late 2017 and signed into law by President Trump stipulates that for all divorce agreements entered into after Dec. 31, 2018, an ex-spouse paying alimony will no longer be able to deduct it from his or her federal income taxes. The ex-spouse who receives alimony will potentially…

How New Jersey Alimony is Calculated

If you are considering or are currently going through a divorce in New Jersey, alimony will be one of the factors that is likely to play a large role in your divorce negotiations. Unlike some other states, New Jersey courts do not use specific alimony calculators to determine support. Instead, a judge will weigh 13…