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Legal assistance with alimony and spousal support

It is a sad reality that people almost always make money their top priority, or at least one of their top priorities. It is for this reason that divorces can often be extremely heated, as both parties seek to recover more money or more assets from the division. This is why child support is often a heavily contested topic, and one parent feels that they deserve more money to care for the child, while the other parent tends to feel that he or she is paying too much to support a child that he or she never gets to see.

The good thing about child support is that in almost every instance, both parents still love the child deeply, and they will often reluctantly compromise in order to do what is in the best interests of the child. However, not all marriages result in children, and when a couple that does not have children divorces, a much more heated debate might arise: the debate over spousal support.

Spousal support is sometimes called alimony, and it refers to the amount of money that one person must pay in order to support a spouse who did not have a career because of the marriage. If, for example, a wife stays home and tends the house while her husband goes to work, she is still contributing to the marriage, even if she is not contributing financially. However, if they end up divorcing, she has no career and very few prospects because she has spent years of her life as a stay-at-home wife.

In such an instance, the courts may require the husband to pay alimony in order to support the wife until she is able to gain her own financial footing. Naturally, if a couple divorces because they no longer get along, it may be very difficult to gain the husband's compliance in the matter of alimony. This is why it is extremely important to enlist the aid of an attorney when going through a divorce. If you are going through a divorce in New Jersey, visit our website to learn how we can help you tackle issues such as alimony, asset division and more.

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