How long do you have to be married for alimony in NJ?
Do you have to claim spousal support as income?
If you receive monthly spousal support, you must pay income tax on the total support you receive each year. And, you can claim a tax deduction on legal fees spent to get monthly spousal support. But, if you receive all of your spousal support at once in a lump-sum payment, you do not pay income tax on it.
What’s the difference between alimony and maintenance?
Alimony may be paid to the spouse in lump sum as cash or any other kind of payment method, as well as in form of property after the divorce is finalised. Unlike alimony, maintenance is only paid in form of cash or any other kind of payment method and the husband cannot pay maintenance to wife in form of property.
What is considered separate maintenance income?
Amounts paid to a spouse or a former spouse under a divorce or separation instrument (including a divorce decree, a separate maintenance decree, or a written separation agreement) may be alimony or separate maintenance payments for federal tax purposes.