The long awaited decision in the Gnall case is being released tomorrow (7/29/15). Previously, we have blogged about the Gnall v. Gnall case. In this case, the Appellate Division deemed a 15 year marriage to be “long term” and remanded the matter for consideration of permanent alimony.
I was fortunate to be one of the authors of the amicus brief filed by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Interestingly, when we filed the brief, it was before the new alimony reform statute had passed. While the amendments to the alimony statute might render this much ado about nothing, in any event, I am sure that the bar and the alimony reformers are interested in the outcome.
It will be interesting to see if tomorrow’s decision references the new statute and the justices’ feelings about it.
Eric Solotoff is the editor of the New Jersey Family Legal Blog and the Co-Chair of the Family Law Practice Group of Fox Rothschild LLP. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Lawyer and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, Eric is resident in Fox Rothschild’s Roseland and Morristown, New Jersey offices though he practices throughout New Jersey. You can reach Eric at (973)994-7501, or firstname.lastname@example.org.