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
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!
Every now and then, you read a case and just scratch your head. I have been doing this for 30 years and I get how emotional the divorce process can…Continue Reading How Not to Act at Trial
The proliferation of genetic testing, where you buy a kit and then send away saliva or scrapings from your cheek, to get your genetic history has certainly lead to many…Continue Reading 23 and Not Me
Often, people resolve the issue of the marital home with one party buying the other out. While people often agree on the value of a home to use to calculate…Continue Reading Judge Can’t Just Pick A Real Estate Appraisal He Likes Without A Hearing
For more than twenty years, the case of Brown v. Brown, decided by the Appellate Division in 2002, essentially changed the standard of value in divorce cases from fair market…Continue Reading Is it Time To Stop Reflexively Applying Brown v. Brown to Disallow Discounts When Valuing a Marital Interest in a Business?
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…
Continue Reading When Dealing With A Motion to Terminate Alimony, Courts Can Consider Prospective Retirement – No Really, They Can
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…
Continue Reading Why Do Judges Keep Wrongly Denying Cohabitation Motions
Over the years, I have written a lot on palimony cases, both before and after the landmark Maeker v. Ross case that I argued in the New Jersey Supreme…
Continue Reading Appellate Division Applies Moynihan Palimony Decision Retroactively