Over 20 Years Of Experience

Arrive At An Equitable Spousal Support Arrangement

Spousal support – often called alimony – is a hot-button topic in divorce, especially those that involve substantial assets. You could benefit greatly from having the advocacy of a lawyer who can help you communicate as well as advocate for your rights.

At Perez Family Law, this is what I do. For more than 20 years, I have helped clients in the Middlesex area arrive at fair spousal support arrangements in contested divorce cases. My name is Amilcar J. Perez, and I am ready to assist you.

How Do New Jersey Courts Determine Alimony Orders?

Often, I facilitate my clients’ spousal support agreements without ever setting foot in court. Sometimes, though, it is necessary to go to trial. In these cases, the courts consider several factors before issuing a decision, including:

  • The length of the marriage
  • Each spouse’s income
  • Each spouse’s separate assets
  • Each spouse’s contribution to the marital assets
  • Whether one spouse sacrificed their career to care for the home
  • Whether one spouse contributed to the other’s education

The state does not follow a cut-and-dried formula for determining support amounts. Judges have a great deal of leeway. It is therefore crucial that you have a family law attorney like me who can fight tenaciously for an equitable order.

Also Experienced In Social Work

In addition to my Juris Doctor, I have a master’s degree in social work. This helps me analyze your circumstances and understand the wider impact of spousal support on your family life, career and future. If your divorce also involves a custody dispute, I draw from my social work background to set you and your children up for emotional stability as well as financial security.

Discuss Spousal Maintenance In A Free Consultation

The amount you end up paying or receiving will significantly impact your life. Work with me at Perez Family Law to try to make sure it is fair. To request a free, confidential initial consultation, please call me at 732-201-6435 or send me an email. I also speak Spanish.