Are you worried about your financial situation after your divorce?
With the complexity of family law, it is important to pick an alimony attorney who will protect your rights throughout the divorce process.
Jeffrey W. Goldblatt, with offices in East Brunswick, Freehold, and Wall, NJ, will fight for your best interests...
The purpose of alimony is not to penalize one former spouse while rewarding the other. The goal is to find balance and allow both parties to live equitably for a determined period of time, in a manner similar to that during the marriage. Both men and women are eligible to receive alimony payments in order to maintain the lifestyle they are accustomed to.
This allows the lower-earning spouse time to get back on their feet, easing the transition between married life to being single again and providing a way for them to become self-sufficient. For example, spouses who previously focused on taking care of the children at home might choose to go back to school and increase their own earning capacity.
How Is Alimony Determined?
A Complex and Subjective Area
Unlike child support in New Jersey, alimony has no real guidelines to determine payment amounts. It is a difficult and often contested area of law. The fact that determining alimony can be confusing and cumbersome underlines the importance of having a family law attorney in your corner who will look out for your best interests.
A Court-Appointed Decision
New Jersey courts can order alimony and spousal support after a divorce. As your alimony lawyer, Mr. Goldblatt will help you understand the factors used to determine spousal support payments. He will work closely with you to decide the appropriate amount of alimony payments, how long they may be necessary, and what to expect from a court determination.
Important Factors to Consider
The state of New Jersey considers a variety of factors when it comes to determining how long spousal support should last and what amount should be paid. Among these are the education level of each party, their earning potential, the division of marital assets, the age of each party, child-rearing responsibilities, the duration of the marriage, the health of the parties, the standard of living established in the marriage, and any previous work experience.
Schedule a Free Consultation to Get Started
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Esq., headquartered in East Brunswick, we understand that no one wants to pay alimony. On the other hand, you deserve every cent you are owed. We represent both types of clients in alimony cases. As your divorce lawyer, Mr. Goldblatt will present your case to the court in a clear and concise manner in order to obtain the best possible result. He can also act as a mediator to achieve a fair resolution.
For over three decades, our attorney and his law firm have worked tirelessly to provide family law solutions. We have convenient locations in East Brunswick, Freehold, and Wall. If you are facing a major change in your family life, contact our divorce lawyer online to request a free consultation or call:
An Important Change to New Jersey’s Alimony Statute
Is your ex involved in a new romantic relationship, but you're still paying alimony? In the past, you had to prove that the two were actually living together, but "cohabitation" has come to be defined more broadly.
The New Jersey Law Journal states that the statute was revised to read, "Cohabitation involves a mutually supportive, intimate personal relationship in which a couple has undertaken duties and privileges that are commonly associated with marriage or civil union but does not necessarily maintain a single common household." In other words, a judge will consider factors including:
- Whether your ex and their new partner are in a relationship that is recognized by friends and family
- The two have intertwined finances, such as joint credit cards or bank accounts
- The couple shares rent or other day-to-day living expenses
This momentous change allows our clients to avoid the "he said, she said" games of the past. Our family law firm in East Brunswick can explain in greater detail what this means for your unique situation.
What about cheating and other allegations?
It is important to note that marital fault has no impact on determining spousal support payments. This means that if a spouse has been unfaithful or if there have been instances of domestic violence, any settlement will not be affected.
Child support may be warranted in a settlement, but is dependent on which co-parent has primary child custody. With a wide range of practice areas, the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Esq., in East Brunswick, Freehold, and Wall, New Jersey, can help address any family law concerns you may have when establishing child custody and a spousal support plan.
In determining child support, the state of New Jersey uses a formula based on a series of clearly defined inputs. Depending on the formula's application to a case, it will output a minimum amount a party should pay. However, many different factors can change the final amount.
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What Are the Different Types of Alimony?
Jeffrey W. Goldblatt is a divorce lawyer who understands that when a family goes through a divorce, they deserve a solution that best suits their individual needs. When it comes to determining alimony, every case is unique. There is a variety of alimony and spousal support types and the court may award any combination of these orders.
Limited duration alimony is based on financial need. It is available to help maintain the marital lifestyle for a fixed amount of time.
If you gave up your career or any education opportunities during a long marriage so that you could care for your family, or to further your spouse's education or career, you may be entitled to permanent alimony. The court also takes into consideration a number of factors to determine qualifications and may award other support orders deemed appropriate in addition to a permanent order.
Intended to help you get back on your feet, rehabilitative alimony is meant to provide training and education so that you can support yourself after the term of the settlement has run out.
This type of alimony comes into play when a spouse has supported the other through advanced education. Reimbursement alimony compensates the spouse who was to take part in the marital benefits of that labor, but can no longer do so due to the divorce.
An Alimony Lawyer with a History in Family Law
With offices in East Brunswick, Freehold, and Wall, New Jersey, attorney Jeffrey W. Goldblatt has represented clients in a range of family law matters for more than 45 years. Where a number of divorce lawyers specialize in only one aspect of family law, attorney Jeffrey W. Goldblatt's law firm handles all aspects of family law. Practice areas include but are not limited to: child custody, child support, and alimony. If you are looking for a law firm that can help you with family law issues, from divorce to domestic violence, the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Esq., can help.
Contact our family law attorney online, or call our East Brunswick, New Jersey, office at:
As your divorce lawyer, Mr. Goldblatt will present your case to the court in a clear and concise manner in order to obtain the best possible result.
If there has been a significant change to the financial situation of either party, Mr. Goldblatt can help you submit post-judgment modifications to better reflect the new circumstances. You might have grounds for a modification if you or your ex are:
- Moving out of state
- Changing jobs or have lost a job
- Living with a new partner
Determining the best solution for your unique needs is a very involved process that our East Brunswick firm can help you navigate. We will work closely with you to minimize payments or maximize the amount you are rightly owed.
Helping You Make a Fresh Start
If you are going through a difficult divorce, you need a lawyer who can help you get back on track. No two cases are alike, so it is vital to properly prepare your case in order to protect your best interests. With his decades of practicing family law, Jeffrey W. Goldblatt can be instrumental in achieving a fair and equitable result.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Esq., in East Brunswick, Freehold, and Wall, NJ, we understand the sensitive individual aspects of family law matters. Mr. Goldblatt takes the time to meet with each client in order to obtain an in-depth history of the marriage and relationship of the parties. This allows him to craft a meaningful solution to your case.
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I highly recommend the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt. Mr. Goldblatt is very experienced in the area of family law. He helped me make smart choices in the face of difficult decisions with respect to my assets and my children. He was able to handle any issues that my case presented. He is a skilled negotiator and a great litigator with a real presence in the courtroom. His fees were very reasonable.View On Google