Jackson Spousal Support Attorney
Spousal Support and Family Law Assistance in New Jersey
The legal process of divorce and legal separation is intended to establish fair arrangements concerning the marital estate, the support and care of any children ensuring that the parental bonds will be protected and allow the two marital or civil union partners to proceed on with their lives on a fairly equal footing. The couple has every right to reach agreements which they both feel are satisfactory and which ensure that the needs of any children are fully met. When the topic is money and economic need, opinions may differ. Issues such as asset and debt division, child support and spousal support, also called alimony, can become bones of contention. A Jackson divorce attorney can explain your rights under the law and assist you through these sensitive areas.
State Guidelines for Spousal Support in a Jackson Divorce
Unlike child support there is no cut and dry formula for determining the appropriate amount and duration of spousal support. Each case is unique and these decisions must be based on the factors that the court will consider. Some of these include the length of the marriage, the assets and earning power of each, education, age, health and contribution must all be considered along with the ages of any children.
The point is to ensure that both people can maintain a standard of living comparable to that which they had while together. When the earning power of both people is equal no alimony is needed. Where one person stayed home with the children his or her earning power was probably affected. Spousal maintenance can remedy any immediate financial hardship which may ensue from the divorce. Alimony can be rehabilitative, for a term, or permanent.
As an experienced spousal support lawyer, attorney Rachel Cotrino thoroughly understands the factors which weigh with the court and will work to help you arrive at a fair arrangement. When your financial future depends on obtaining a reasonable court order, you need to work with a divorce lawyer who crafts a strategy which fits your goals and. Call The Law Office of Rachel S. Cotrino, LLC for an initial consultation.
Do you want to resolve a spousal support issue? Contact a Jackson spousal support attorney for sound advice and professional legal representation.