Thank you. Dpousal support is subjective. It is based on a case by case basis, and is meant to ensure that the weakest party would not suffer a financial crisis after the divorce. I am afraid I cannot give you a concrete number since every case is different and is based not only on the financial numbers, but also THESE elements in NJ:
(A) The actual needs and the ability of a party to pay;
(B) The length of the marriage;
(C) The age and health condition of each of the parties;
(D) The standard of living established while married;
(E) The earning capacities of the parties, as well as the education level, job training, and skills;
(F) The length of absence from the job market of the party seeking maintenance;
(G) The parental role of each party;
(H) The time and expense necessary to acquire sufficient education or training to become self-supporting;
(I) The participation each spouse had the acquisition of marital assets;
(J) the property award;
(K) Any income producing assets;
(L) The consequences to both parties;
(M) Any other factors which the court may deem relevant. (New Jersey Statutes - Title 2 A - Chapters: 34-23)Obviously, the parent who receives custody of the child will is more likely to be entitled to spousal support
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