Alimony can be temporary, to help one of the spouses during the divorce negotiations and proceedings; limited duration, usually for shorter-term marriages; or it could even be open duration alimony that may be paid indefinitely, usually for long-term marriages.
The amount of alimony can change, depending on the financial circumstances of the person paying and the person being paid. If you lose your job, for example, we can help you petition the court for a modification of the original spousal support order, although success is not guaranteed. If the spouse being paid alimony cohabits with someone else, this does not necessarily mean that alimony payments stop, as it depends on the terms of the original alimony agreement. When you reach the age of retirement, the amount of alimony can be reduced or even ended, depending on the circumstances and finances of the spouses involved.
Keith Family Law is a full-service family law practice in Westfield, New Jersey that serves clients from Union County, Essex County, Hudson County, Morris County, Hunterdon County, Somerset County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, and Warren County.