What to Know About Alimony Payments in New Jersey

If you are not receiving the alimony payments that you are entitled to, it is in your best interest to reach out to our skilled firm today to learn more about what steps you should take. Our dedicated Monmouth County Alimony attorney is on your side.

How do New Jersey courts decide alimony payments?

In the event that a couple gets divorced, New Jersey courts will typically create an alimony agreement. These agreements are determined after a court considers a wide variety of factors, including each spouse’s yearly salary, both spouse’s age, and health, whether both spouses have a college education, both spouses ’ earning potential, the child custody agreement, which spouse was financially dependent during the course of a marriage, and more.

If you are not receiving alimony payments, it is in your best interest to reach out to our skilled Monmouth County family law attorney today. Our legal team is on your side no matter what.

What steps should I take if my former spouse has missed alimony payments?

The answer to this question depends. In some cases, depending on an individual’s situation, it may be better to just speak with your spouse regarding the missed alimony payment(s) to see if you can fix the issue on your own. By doing this, you can save time and money, while also helping avoid a potentially negative situation. However, if you have already talked with your former spouse and he or she has no intention of making alimony payments, it is in your best interest to speak with a New Jersey family law attorney who can file a motion with the courts to implement your alimony agreement. In this circumstance, they may trim your former spouse’s wages to make alimony payments, they may order assets from your former spouse’s bank account to be seized and transferred into your bank account, they may place a lien on some of your former spouse’s assets, and more. In the most harmful cases, they may even hold your former spouse in contempt of court and issue sanctions, or even jail time, as a result of his or her failure to make the payments of which you are owed.

If you find that your situation calls for the involvement of a skilled attorney, do not wait to reach out to our firm today. We are on your side.

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