The Recent NJ Alimony Statute – What it Means

Alimony & Child Support

On September 10, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed the New Jersey Alimony Reform Act into law. The Alimony Reform Act served as a significant amendment to New Jersey’s prior alimony statute, which were viewed by some as outdated and out of touch with contemporary notions of what is fair and equitable in a divorce. Major…

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Brave New World of Alimony in New Jersey

Alimony & Child Support

New Jersey’s amended alimony statute, P.L.2014, CHAPTER 42, approved September 10, 2014, will have courts and practitioners sorting through it for years to come. Changes commence by replacing the “permanent alimony” misnomer with “open durational alimony,” and clarifying the “standard of living” factor in N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23 b. (4), to make clear that “neither party has…

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Preparation of Pendente Lite Applications – Part Three

Alimony & Child Support

PREPARATION OF PENDENTE LITE APPLICATIONS – Part Three by Curtis J. Romanowski, Esq. CONTENT OF PENDENTE LITE MOTIONS Most pendente lite motions include the following requests: 1. Contribution to monthly Schedule A, B and C expenses as set forth in the Case Information Statement. This can be accomplished by direct payment or by way of…

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