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Types of Alimony in New Jersey

By Abdul Bari December 30, 2014

Alimony is one of the major and conspicuous after effects of divorce and the state of New Jersey, offers not only monetary support in the form of alimony but also has provision for promoting the overall development and rehabilitation of the spouse who was dependant economically on the other spouse. According to the family law New Jersey, the court uses its own discretion and grants the type of alimony that according to it will be the most suitable for helping the dependant spouse live a healthy and well-off life. However; there are also various factors that a New Jersey court takes into account for granting the alimony. It is after the considerations of these factors and certain faults, that the court comes to decision as to which sort of alimony to be made available to the dependant spouse. Explained in this article are some of the most common forms of alimony that are present in New Jersey, according to the present family law in the state.

Permanent alimony:

Permanent alimony is a type of alimony, in which the spouse who was responsible for the maintenance and caring of the other or in other words, the dependent spouse, has to pay a long term and sometimes a lifelong alimony for maintaining ad supporting the dependent spouse throughout her or his life after the divorce. However; permanent alimony is not granted to very couple or dependent spouse, even if the dependent spouse demands for such alimony. The court analyzes various factors like the length of the marriage, current educational level of the dependent spouse, etc to decide whether permanent alimony can or should be granted. The court also sometimes sees to it whether permanent alimony should be coupled with any other types of alimony like rehabilitative alimony or reimbursement alimony or not.

Temporary alimony:

According to the family law New Jersey, most couples who end their marriage soon after just a few days or months of marriage, generally should become eligible for temporary alimony. Temporary alimony is a short term or just as the name suggests, is a temporary alimony or a type if short term support to help the dependent spouse settle down after the divorce.

Rehabilitative alimony:

Rehabilitative alimony is an additional form of alimony, which is mainly extended to allow the unemployed dependent spouse get training and become worthy of getting employed, or in other words to become self supporting.

Reimbursement alimony:

This type of alimony is granted when one of the spouses supported the other spouse in the marriage to reap benefits of the advanced education that the other spouse receives but fails to get so due to the legal separation.

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