Unlike with child support, New Jersey has yet to enact alimony guidelines. Accordingly, courts address a number of factors such as the length of the marriage, the income potential of each party, their ages, and the like in determining whether alimony is appropriate.

If alimony is appropriate, the court will decide whether the alimony should be permanent, term, rehabilitative, or reimbursement. Alimony may also be provided “pendente lite,” or while awaiting the finalization of a divorce.