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The 5 types of Spousal Support in New Jersey


The 5 types of Spousal Support in New Jersey

Did you know that New Jersey has five types of spousal support (alimony)? Be sure to consult with your attorney to decide on the one that is best for you and your family.

  • REHABILITATIVE ALIMONY is a short-term monetary award that allows a spouse to go back to school or obtain training to re-enter the workforce.
  • LIMITED DURATION ALIMONY is paid for a set duration of time and is based upon the idea that the supported spouse will use this time to seek job training, education, and ultimately secure gainful employment and financial independence.
  • OPEN DURATION ALIMONY is awarded until such time that the supported party remarries or passes away, and is not dependent on that party securing financial independence. However, open duration alimony can only be awarded for marriages which last longer than 20 years, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
  • REIMBURSEMENT ALIMONY is awarded when one spouse makes a personal sacrifice so that the other spouse could receive professional or career training. This alimony is limited in nature, and may include the cost of household expenses and the cost of the spouse’s education.
  • PENDENTE LITE ALIMONY is awarded when a divorce is pending so that both parties can maintain the marital standard of living until a final judgment is made.

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