What factors impact spousal support?

Couples who are going through a divorce in New Jersey may have to address the matter of spousal support. This is often the case when one spouse makes significantly more money than the other spouse. When determining whether spousal support is necessary, the court will have to consider a number of different factors. Some of these factors include the following:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The age and health of each party
  • The earning capacity of each party
  • The needs of the spouse who is dependent
  • The independent party’s ability to provide support for the dependent party
  • Whether the dependent party has had a significant absence from the job market
  • The equitable distribution of property
  • Each spouse’s parental responsibility for any children they may have
  • The standard of living that the couple established during the course of the marriage
  • Whether there is any income available from investments
  • Whether there are any tax implications from spousal support payments

There are four different types of spousal support that a court may impose in a divorce. The previously stated factors can help the court determine which type of spousal support, if any, may be applicable in the situation. If you have any questions about spousal support in New Jersey, contact our firm today.

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