All of us here at Jacobs Berger want to reassure our clients and business associates that their health and safety are our primary concern.

All of us here at Jacobs Berger want to reassure our clients and business associates that their health and safety are our primary concern and that we are also committed to the health and safety of our staff and our families. Though we are currently working remotely, we continue to operate as we always have, providing quality service and for us, it is “business as usual.”


We are offering telephonic and video calls, conferences, mediations, and strategic planning sessions to continue to service our clients and prospective clients, and are, of course, available for ongoing business partnerships via our virtual network!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone at 973-710-4366, by email, or, if necessary, carrier pigeon. (We are kidding about the last one, but you laughed, didn’t you?) Also, head to our social media pages for some tips on staying healthy, safe and sane during this time.

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What are your rights and obligations with respect to alimony?

Morris County Family Law Attorneys Discuss Alimony Rights and Obligations

Our Family Law experienced attorney, Jamie N. Berger, Esqtakes some time to answers the questions and doubts you may have regarding the rights and obligations with respect to alimony.

What should I know about alimony?

A lot of times questions are asked to me either in a strategic planning session or from my clients directly as to what the rights and obligations are with respect to alimony. How long will I pay? How much will I receive? How much will I pay? And these are questions that are obviously very fact-specific based on the statute which defines the criteria that the court would consider when calculating alimony, but on the issue of duration of alimony, that again is a fact-specific issue.

Will my Personal Circumstances Affect my Alimony?

There is no bright-line rule with respect to how long alimony is paid. It is a determination based on the circumstances that exist in your particular case. How old you are, how long the marriage is. Old these things are factored into how long alimony will be paid, and how long you will receive alimony if you were the recipient. These again are fact-specific issues, ones we can discuss whether is through a strategic planning session or as a client, these are issues that we are constantly discussing so that you are right or made aware to you and you have an understanding of what you can expect with regard to receiving alimony or what your obligations may be.

Get in touch with our Morris County Divorce Lawyers to go over your Particular Circumstances Today

If you have doubts and concerns about your alimony, especially in the middle of this pandemic situation, don’t be afraid of contacting us, at Jacobs Berger, we will be available for clients in Morris County and surrounding communities including Morristown, Madison, Randolph, East Hanover, Denville, Florham Park, Tewksbury, Rockaway, and across Northern New Jersey. We will walk you through the different stages and educate you on your options in order to achieve the most optimal outcome.

For a confidential and comprehensive case assessment regarding your divorce or other family law matter, contact us online or call our Morristown offices by dialing (973) 718-7705 today.

About the Author:

Jamie Berger practices exclusively in the area of family law. She has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation in family and appellate court proceedings. Prior to being a partner at Jacobs Berger, Jamie practiced at a boutique Morris County Matrimonial Law Firm for several years. Before that, Jamie served as a Law Clerk for The Honorable Eugene A. Iadanza, J.S.C. in the Monmouth County Superior Court, Family Part.

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