Most people who enter into a marriage do so with the intention of being together for the rest of their lives. As we all know, that doesn't always happen. Some couples who get divorced are able to do so amicably with as few problems as possible, but others are not so fortunate.
An award of alimony may be made during a New Jersey divorce. Alimony is the payment of money from one party to the other once a marriage has legally ended. For some divorcing couples, alimony is a short-term commitment to help one of the parties get back on their feet. For others, alimony may last for the rest of the recipient's life.
The average age of people getting married in New Jersey has risen, compared to previous generations. There are at least a couple reasons why. Many people are waiting longer in life to get married, compared to previous generations. Others have been married before and are getting married again later in life.