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Is Alimony Reform On Its Way in New Jersey

Posted in Alimony

There has been an alimony reform movement that has been gaining traction throughout the country.  Some of the major concerns appear to be this issue of permanent alimony and the lack of uniformity in alimony awards, both in amount and duration, from case to case.  In the recent past, alimony laws have been reformed in… Continue Reading

The Term and Amount of Limited Duration Alimony Can Really be Modified? …Really?

Posted in Alimony, Divorce, Property Settlement Agreements

As a continuation to my alimony-themed posts, the particular issue that is the subject of this blog post may come as a surprise to some supporting spouses; namely, the fact that the term and amount of a limited duration alimony obligation can be lengthened in some rare circumstances. New Jersey Courts do have authority to… Continue Reading

Alimony Fun Facts

Posted in Alimony

This being a family law blog, we talk about alimony a lot.  One reason is that, because there are no guidelines, only factors to consider, alimony is one of the more difficult issues to resolve.  How many years should it be for?  When is it permanent?  What does permanent really mean?  Is there a rule that you… Continue Reading

Extending Limited Duration Alimony – Strong Proofs Required

Posted in Alimony, Divorce

Many marital settlement agreements provide that a payee spouse shall receive what is legally classified as "limited duration alimony" from the other spouse.  While not "permanent", alimony of a limited duration is designed for a situation where the payee spouse contributed to a generally short-term marriage where the marriage itself displayed indicia of a marital partnership,… Continue Reading

WHAT IS AN ANTI-LEPIS CLAUSE AND CAN IT BE MODIFIED?

Posted in Alimony

When parties resolve their divorce via a settlement agreement, can they agree that neither party will seek to modify the agreed upon terms of alimony and child support?  In New Jersey, a court may generally modify a support obligation at any point in time to achieve equity inherent in this State’s alimony law.  For instance,… Continue Reading

ALIMONY LESSONS -1) MAKE SURE YOUR CIS IS ACCURATE, AND 2) REHAB ALIMONY CAN BE TURNED INTO PERMANENT ALIMONY

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I tell virtually every client I work with that the Case Information Statement which must be completed by anyone going through the formal divorce process in NJ is one of the most important documents to be completed – arguably, the most important document. The recent unpublished decision of Raesky v. Brody, A-6148-08T1, decided May 26,… Continue Reading

APPELLATE DIVISION FINDS THAT 9 YEAR MARRIAGE DOES NOT MERIT PERMANENT ALIMONY – PREMARITAL COHABITATION COUNTS TOWARD LENGTH OF MARRIAGE

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In an interesting unreported decision released yesterday in the case of Christopher v. Christopher, the Appellate Division reversed a trial court opinion granting the wife permanent alimony.  The parties were married 2006 and the Complaint for Divorce was filed in December 2004.  Interestingly, the trial court found and the Appellate Division affirmed the tacking of… Continue Reading

LIMITED DURATION ALIMONY – FOR HOW MUCH AND HOW LONG?

Posted in Alimony

For about a decade, Limited Duration Alimony (LDA) has been an available form of alimony in New Jersey.  The questions often asked regarding LDA is, when should it be awarded and, relatedly, for how much and how long?  These questions were recently addressed in the unpublished Appellate Division opinion of Elliott v. Prisock-Elliot, decided on June 2,… Continue Reading

CHANGING THE TERM OF A LIMITED DURATION ALIMONY OBLIGATION

Posted in Alimony, Modification

Pursuant to the statute, the general rule is that the tern of limited duration alimony cannot be extended without unusual circumstances.  A recent Appellate Division decision shed some light on what those circumstances could be. Jane and Samuel had been married for less than seven years when they got divorced.  They had two children, ages 6 and 4… Continue Reading