Alimony in New Jersey is the amount paid by a higher earning spouse to the other to meet the minimal standards of requirements after divorce.
It prevents the further collapsing of already shattered lives due to monetary needs.
The support maintenance is awarded on a case-by-case basis and is a pretty crucial aspect in the New Jersey alimony law because the spousal support awarded can influence the marital property distribution.
The court will consider the length of the marriage, parental contribution, absence of employment, etc., even before awarding the alimony. Exposure time needed to attain independent support, marital assets, if any and more.