I still hear people call the 2014 Amendments to the alimony statute “the new statute.” Almost 9 years later, it is no longer new. That said, since that time, thereContinue Reading Trial Court Applies Wrong Retirement Standard to a Pre-2014 Alimony Obligation
Be Prepared for Your Divorce Series: Part III – Litigation, Mediation, or Arbitration?
One of the first options to consider when you start your divorce is whether you want to proceed through litigation, mediation, or arbitration.
In general, at the outset of a…Continue Reading Be Prepared for Your Divorce Series: Part III – Litigation, Mediation, or Arbitration?
Delay, Waiver & Law of the Case Doctrine
Deadlines are commonplace in Marital Settlement Agreements negotiated incident to a divorce. In fact, most Orders from the Court contain time-sensitive obligations. But, what happens when someone misses that date…Continue Reading Delay, Waiver & Law of the Case Doctrine
Top 10 Posts Read in 2022 – JD Supra style
Yesterday, I posted the Top 10 Posts in 2022 on our NJ Family Law Blog as measured by page views. Aside from publishing the posts directly on our blog, the…Continue Reading Top 10 Posts Read in 2022 – JD Supra style
Top 10 Posts of 2022
The end of the year is the time for holiday merriment and top 10 lists. As a kid, I used to love to listen to Casey Kasem’s countdown of the…Continue Reading Top 10 Posts of 2022
Appellate Division Rejects Formula for Alimony – Again!
I have blogged many times about the fact that there is no formula for alimony, and moreover, whenever a trial court imposes a formula, it is always reversed by the…Continue Reading Appellate Division Rejects Formula for Alimony – Again!
Top 10 Divorce Trends in 2022
As 2022 comes to a close (who can believe it?), I find myself reflecting on the year past, and also planning for the year ahead. 2022 has certainly has its…Continue Reading Top 10 Divorce Trends in 2022
When Dealing With A Motion to Terminate Alimony, Courts Can Consider Prospective Retirement – No Really, They Can
When the alimony statute was modified in 2014, aside from making 67 the presumptive, good faith retirement age, it also included multiple standards for the court to consider when a…
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Why Do Judges Keep Wrongly Denying Cohabitation Motions
For decades, cohabitation was grounds to at least get a review of alimony. When the alimony statute was amended in 2014, almost 8 years ago, the revisions made it easier…
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Court Sells Vacation Home to Pay Alimony and Equitable Distribution Arrears
When parties settle their cases, many if not most, expect that their agreement that they spent months or years negotiation will finally provide them with some peace. After all, if…
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