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
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
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
Appellate Division Clears Up the Alimony Statute Application for Early Retirement in Pre-Amendment Cases
The Appellate Division recently published a decision, Amzler v. Amzler, making it precedent setting on the use of the new alimony statute in a case of a payor’s early…
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Prospective Retirement Applications: How Soon Is Too Soon?
As avid readers of this blog know, New Jersey’s recently amended alimony statute has been the inspiration for many blogs posts as cases interpreting same are coming down the pike.
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Court Defines “Prospective Retirement” Under Amended Alimony Law
The amended alimony law that went into effect in late 2014 raised many questions as to the meaning of its terms and how such terms will be applied, especially as…
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APPELLATE DIVISION ADDRESSES RETIREMENT APPLICATION UNDER AMENDED ALIMONY LAW
Litigants and family lawyers have eagerly awaited each decision from the Appellate Division that could shed some light on the numerous provisions in the amended alimony law that became effective…
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Reflections On The Alimony Statute One Year Later
Today marks the first anniversary of new alimony law. One year ago today, September 10, 2014, Governor Christie signed into law Bill A-845 which substantially amended the provisions of the…
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THE PERILS OF NEGOTIATING THE EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF A PENSION
As matrimonial lawyers, we often come across cases involving a pension that is subject to equitable distribution. While New Jersey’s equitable distribution statute involves several factors for consideration in dividing…
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NEW JERSEY ALIMONY REFORM IS HERE – WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
Change is finally here – On September 10, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed into law substantial and significant amendments to New Jersey’s alimony law. The law took immediate effect on…
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