The recent economic recession has left many spouses unemployed who previously held high-paying positions. If you or your spouse have lost a job and are unemployed or had to accept a vastly reduced salary in order to be employed, you need a divorce attorney with experience handling these types of situations.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Esq., we help clients resolve their divorce issues, including unemployment. Attorney Jeffrey W. Goldblatt is a Freehold divorce lawyer with extensive experience representing clients in all types of divorce situations and disputes. Whether you are unemployed or your spouse is jobless, he can help you understand your options and he will aggressively defend your interests.
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The Effect of Unemployment on Your Divorce
When one spouse loses his or her job through no fault, it can have a devastating impact on a family’s financial position and it can put a strain on family relationships. Unemployment or reduced salary can impact many aspects of your divorce, including:
- Spousal support, spousal maintenance or alimony
- Child support
- Child custody
- College tuition payments
- Division of property
In order to create a fair divorce settlement in light of the change in income, courts will craft settlements on a case-by-case basis. Sometimes, the courts will impute income to the unemployed party, so family members can maintain their lifestyle after the divorce. In other cases, courts will allow support payments to reflect current income.
Representation When Your Spouse Is Unemployed
If you are divorcing an unemployed spouse, attorney Goldblatt will fight to get you the income that reflects the quality of life you had throughout your marriage. It is unfair to make you accept vastly reduced support when the standard of living throughout the marriage was at a much higher scale. We will fight to secure you the support you need to maintain your lifestyle and get you started on your new life.
Assisting Unemployed Spouses
If you are unemployed or making significantly less money than at your last job, we can help you. In New Jersey, we will have to prove that your current employment situation is not any fault of your own and that it has lasted for more than six months. Then, we must show that you have made substantial inquiry as to comparable employment.
Attorney Goldblatt will gather evidence, including your resumes, cover letters, letters of rejection and the results of interviews to try to prove your case and develop a plan you can afford. You cannot be expected to make unaffordable support payments. Lawyer Goldblatt will work to have your support reduced to reflect the current state of your finances.
Attorney Goldblatt will vigorously defend your interests in your divorce or with modification of your existing order, regardless of whether it is you or your spouse who is unemployed. Contact our family law firm to discuss your divorce with Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Esq., an East Brunswick child support attorney.