Cohabitation Vs. Supportive Relationship in New Jersey

When a married couple separates or gets a divorce, a frequent point of conversation and contention is financial support. Many times, when one ex-spouse will suffer financially due to the divorce, the family court will order the other ex-spouse to pay alimony for a specific period of time to ensure that there are no unfair economic consequences of the divorce for either party. The obligation of alimony can be ordered after the property is divided and Child Support is awarded. Although alimony is a simple way for both parties to maintain a similar lifestyle to what they had when married, the abuse of alimony due to cohabitation or a supportive relationship is a serious problem that can leave the obligated alimony provider at a disadvantage.  More