Spousal Support

Spousal support is awarded, in some cases, to the spouse who was financially dependent in the marriage, particularly if he or she made significant sacrifices to support the career or education of the other spouse. This is handled on a case-by-case basis. If this could be an issue in your divorce, it is important that you have legal representation who can protect your interests and your financial future following the divorce.

Providing Answers To Your Spousal Support Questions

At Hanlon Dunn Robertson Schwartz, our attorneys have the legal experience and understanding needed to understand the circumstances of your situation and create legal strategies that are tailored to your specific needs. Whether you are seeking spousal support or hoping to minimize the spousal support payments required, we can help you reach an outcome that best protects your interests.

If you are getting a divorce and spousal support is a concern, please contact our Morristown, New Jersey, offices today to learn your options and how we can help.

The judge will consider several factors when deciding upon spousal support during divorce. These include:

  • The duration of the marriage (spousal support typically requires the marriage to have been more than 10 years)
  • Sacrifices made by one spouse to support the other's education
  • Sacrifices made by one spouse to support the other's career
  • The potential financial independence of both spouses
  • The earning potential of both spouses, especially if influenced by sacrifices made for the other
  • Lifestyle expectations

Based on these circumstances, the judge may decide to grant spousal support. These payments are generally only required for a set period of time. They are to be used by the supported spouse to help that person get back on his or her feet, finding education or career opportunities to move on.

Our lawyer can provide you with a clear understanding of what you can expect from the situation. Call our offices today.