In all divorce, dissolution of a civil union, divorce from bed and board, legal separation from a partner in a civil union or nullity the court may award one or more of the following types of alimony: Permanent, open durational alimony, rehabilitative alimony, limited duration alimony or reimbursement alimony to either party. Each form of alimony, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23, provides several factors for the court to consider.
Now, under the new alimony reform, there is a rebuttable presumption that alimony shall terminate upon the obligor (paying) spouse attaining the full age of retirement. Of course, there is more to N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23 than just reaching the full age of retirement and the court is to consider several factors. The new alimony reform statute also provides, in part, that if you have been unemployed for 90 days you have the ability to file an application for a reduction of your alimony obligation. Once again, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23 provides several factors for the courts to consider and these factors are different if you are/were self-employed.