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Spousal Support/Alimony

In New Jersey the law governing spousal support changed in 2014 with the Amendment of the Alimony Act. A shift in the law and subsequent cases more nearly equalizes the rights of divorcing spouses to both be able to live the former marital lifestyle and if it is not possible, both spouses will have to Read More

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The Alimony Debate

Alimony is financial support paid to a spouse when there is a divorce. It is not paid in all divorce cases. The general economic purpose of alimony is to prevent dependence on welfare benefits and to ensure that a spouse with significantly less income can maintain a reasonable standard of living. When a marriage ends Read More

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No Compromise Equals Collateral Damage

During a divorce, parties need a plan to live by until the divorce is finalized. Each family has its own issues to be faced in the interim period between when a divorce is filed and the final divorce. The final divorce can be months or years later. If the parties are unable to work out Read More

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Retirement and Alimony

After a long term marriage, when divorce occurs when people are older and getting to the time of retirement, the issues of alimony and equitable distribution require planning for retirement. If someone is getting divorced at age 55 who is married for 25 years but can retire at 67, the alimony may stop at retirement. Read More

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