Your alimony payments to your ex-spouse in Matawan are not meant to be punitive in any way. Rather, the fact that you are paying alimony is simply a recognition that your ex-spouse is not in the position to enjoy the same standard of living you achieved while married, and that your assistance is needed until they are able to reach that point again on their own. However, they may come to rely on what you pay in alimony as income, and thus may attempt to remain in a situation where you continue to be obliged to pay it.
For New Jersey parents, getting a divorce can be a scary experience in large part due to the fact that they will need to figure out a way to raise their children with a partner they are no longer married to. Part and parcel of this for both parents is figuring out how to balance time and share time with each other so their kids can maintain and continue strong relationships on both sides.