Not every New Jersey divorce that proceeds through the courts of the state will involve an award of spousal supports. Alimony involves the payment of money from one party to a divorce to the other after the divorce has been finalized. There are several different forms of alimony that New Jersey courts may award those who ask for it, but readers should be aware that not every request for alimony will be honored with an order.
You may be one of many New Jersey spouses who simply can't wait to finalize your divorce so that you can move on in life and leave the past (and your old marital problems) behind. It is sometimes possible to negotiate a swift, fair and satisfactory settlement in an economically feasible manner without any serious obstacles getting in the way.
Prenuptial agreements are written contracts that individuals may execute before getting married. In such an agreement a New Jersey couple may decide if and how they will manage their money and property during their marriage, and they also may decide how they will split that money and property up in the event that their relationship ends in divorce. However, not every premarital agreement is found to be valid when it is reviewed during a divorce. This post will address some of the ways in which a premarital agreement may be rendered invalid by a court.