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
Beware Of These Social Media Blunders If You’re Going Through a Divorce
It’s 2023. Oversharing on social media is the norm for so many. And interestingly, social media use upticks as spouses are contemplating divorce.
A 2014 study published in the journal…Continue Reading Beware Of These Social Media Blunders If You’re Going Through a Divorce
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
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
Be Prepared for Your Divorce Series: Part II – Gather Your Proofs
In anticipation of this series, I reached out to some former clients and asked them: How could you have been better prepared for your divorce?
One client told me that…Continue Reading Be Prepared for Your Divorce Series: Part II – Gather Your Proofs
Losing Your Job During a Divorce – A Cautionary Tale About Quitting While You’re Ahead
One of the more difficult scenarios to deal with during a divorce is when the higher earner who will likely have to pay alimony and child support, loses her/his job…
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Palimony Isn’t Alimony – Having a Long Term Relationship Alone Doesn’t Give You a Right to Support
Many people think that palimony is just alimony with a “P” and that the mere existence of a long term unmarried relationship, where the people live together, is enough to…
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Income for Support Purposes Includes Bonuses and Deferred Compensation – Well No Kidding
We see it all of the time. The support (alimony and child support) obligor’s income is made up of multiple components – typically salary, bonus and/or deferred compensation. In cases…
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Alimony Formulas: Yet Another Cautionary Tale
Over the years, I have blogged about alimony formulas, “rules of thumb” and similar ways that alimony is settled. I say settled, because in most instances, courts are not allowed…
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