Unlike child support, which follows specific guidelines in New Jersey, there are no established rules for how spousal support is to be calculated. However, spousal support, also referred to as alimony, should take into consideration the length of the marriage, as well as the income and earning capacity of each spouse. At the Joseph A. Fortunato Law Offices, our pursuit of justice and excellence means that our lawyers take great care to make certain that all spousal support arrangements, if any, are fair.
According to the case of Crews v. Crews, people have the right to maintain a post-divorce lifestyle similar to that enjoyed while married. One of the primary tools used to protect this right is spousal support. It can be used to offset income disparities and other issues that would otherwise lead to one party leading a diminished lifestyle. Spousal support is frequently reviewed hand in hand with property division. Often one is used to supplement the other.
Spousal support is taxed a certain way. Knowledge of how it is taxed should play a role in determining payments. With more than 30 years of experience on our side, our lawyers understand how to address the issue of taxation in crafting a legal strategy that provides our client with a positive outcome that includes proper spousal maintenance payments.
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