There is no specific formula or guideline for calculating alimony in the state of New Jersey, states DivorceNet. A judge considers a wide variety of factors to determine the amount of alimony awarded.Know More
The contributing factors include the requesting spouse's actual needs, the other spouse's ability to pay, the duration of the marriage, the age and health of both spouses and each spouse's income, earning capacity, education level and employability, according to DivorceNet. Also under consideration are the parental responsibilities, the time necessary for the dependent spouse to become self-supporting and each spouse's financial contributions to the marriage.
Based on these factors, the judge can award four different types of alimony or a combination of these types, according to DivorceNet. Temporary alimony is award to low-earning or unemployed spouses to help cover living expenses during the divorce process. Rehabilitative alimony is intended to help the requesting spouse get the training or education necessary to become self supporting, and reimbursement alimony compensates a spouse who supported the other spouse through an advanced education.
The last type of alimony is called open durational alimony, which replaced permanent alimony when Governor Chris Christie signed a bill in September 2014, according to NJ.com. This bill, among other things, ended indefinite support and established limits on the duration of payments of any marriage lasting less than 20 years. It also stops payments from the supporting spouse after retiring and during economic hardship.Learn more about Law
Web users can download topographical maps of the state of New Jersey from the state's website for the Department of Environmental Protection, Rutgers.edu and the website for the U.S. Geological Survey. The Historical Topographic Map Collection from the U.S. Geological Survey provides historical topographical maps of New Jersey.Full Answer >
The state of New Jersey is bordered by New York to the north and east, Pennsylvania to the west, Delaware to the southwest and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and southeast. The state is located n the Middle and Northeastern Atlantic regions of the United States.Full Answer >
New Jersey ZIP Codes can be found by post office location on the state of New Jersey's official website. The United States Postal Service offers a search tool that can find all ZIP codes, including those in New Jersey.Full Answer >
As of January 2015, there are no extensions for unemployment benefits within the state of New Jersey. This rule applies to both state and federal extension programs. In New Jersey, unemployed workers can receive benefits for up to 26 weeks before the benefits expire.Full Answer >