Factors That Drive Alimony Awards

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There are many factors that a New Jersey Court will consider when deciding whether or how much alimony to award a party to a divorce.  In the instance where a party has been unemployed or under employed, the Court will consider the efforts the party has made to find a job, commensurate with the party's education, training, experience and salary history.  If the Court determines that a party is willfully unemployed or underemployed, such a finding will be integral to the Court's decision to award alimony and how much alimony.