Spousal Support (Alimony): Make Sure You Are Being Treated Fairly

Alimony is frequently a major concern in divorce proceedings. This can be especially true when one spouse was the primary breadwinner. Sometimes referred to as spousal support, alimony is not automatic in New Jersey. The court has a great deal of discretion in these matters, and a compelling case frequently needs to be made for alimony to be awarded.

The attorneys at the law firm of Patricia Ronayne, Esquire, P.C., represent men and women on both sides of these cases. Whether you are the spouse who is seeking alimony or the spouse who would likely be required to pay it, we are prepared to provide the representation necessary to protect your interests. We also represent clients in spousal support modification, enforcement matters and numerous other family law-related issues.

Seeking An Alimony Order That Accommodates Your Needs

The court can order many types of alimony in these cases:

  • Temporary alimony: Also referred to as pendente lite alimony, temporary alimony can be awarded to provide financial support while the divorce is in progress.
  • Limited duration alimony: The court may decide to order alimony payments for a limited time based on the length of the marriage and the economic situation of the parties. Support will not last longer than the duration of the marriage.
  • Open duration alimony: This type of alimony is ordered after a long term marriage of 20 years or more. In considering the amount of the alimony award, neither party shall have a greater entitlement to maintain the prior standard of living.
  • Rehabilitative alimony: This type of alimony is typically intended to help the recipient spouse gain the education or skills necessary to obtain gainful employment.
  • Reimbursement alimony: The court can order reimbursement alimony in cases where the recipient spouse made significant contributions to the paying spouse's education or career advancement.

Contact Patricia Ronayne, Esquire, P.C. | Helping You Understand Your Options When Determining Spousal Support

Contact our office to discuss your alimony case with one of our lawyers. You can reach us by phone at 856-291-0335 to schedule an appointment. We offer early morning appointments for your convenience.

From our office in Mount Laurel, we routinely work with clients throughout southern New Jersey in Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties.