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Category: Alimony

What is a No-Fault Divorce?

If you ask someone going through a divorce what their partner did wrong, most will have a laundry list of misdoings they can mention. But under no-fault divorce law, it is not necessary to prove your spouse did anything wrong to end the marriage. Instead, you would cite irreconcilable differences, which is a fancy way …

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Annulment vs. Divorce: Which is Right for You?

When a long-term partnership ends, there are often legal ramifications. After the dissolution of a marriage, the parties involved seek a divorce, ending the legal marital contract. In some cases, however, the parties contend that the marriage was not legal to begin with. If this is the case, then the individuals may seek an annulment. …

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Why the Date of Your Divorce Agreement Matters When It Comes to Alimony and Retirement

On September 10, 2014 then-New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law the reformed New Jersey alimony statute. Among some of the most significant changes to the alimony statute was the way that it treats the payment of alimony upon the payor reaching retirement age. Under the reformed statute, full retirement age is defined as …

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How Do I Manage My Life Insurance During Divorce?

When it comes to divorce, life insurance is one issue that tends to get overlooked. That is surprising because it is a vital source of financial support should a parent suffer an untimely death. However, it can be daunting figuring how much to provide and who the money goes to. When the policy holder gets …

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How Alimony Affects Child Support in NJ

Divorce proceedings can be complicated, particularly when there are children involved. Several factors determine child support in New Jersey, including income level and custody percentage. However, your alimony costs can also affect your child support payments. Work with an experienced lawyer to learn how much your child support payments will be and how alimony can …

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Alimony in NJ: What You Need to Know

Alimony in NJ is a complicated topic. Whether or not you’ll receive support, how much, and for how long, depends on many factors. If you’re getting divorced, and during your marriage, you didn’t work outside the home or substantially supported your spouse’s education, consult with a family lawyer with experience in alimony cases. How Alimony …

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Can I Modify My Alimony Payments due to Covid-19?

Written by Marissa A. Del Mauro We are living in unprecedented times as the global pandemic of Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc on our family, friends and neighbors. In New Jersey, we are into week 9 of a state-wide quarantine that has left a significant number of New Jersey residents furloughed, terminated or sustaining an …

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Will the court consider my spouse’s adultery when determining my alimony obligation?

Generally speaking, adultery has no bearing on the amount or duration of alimony awarded by the court or as to whether alimony should be awarded at all. In Mani v. Mani, 183 NJ 70 (2005), the New Jersey Supreme Court found adultery or other types of marital fault are irrelevant when considering the amount of …

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What is Uncontested Divorce?

Uncontested divorce is not necessarily amicable, but it can save you and your spouse time and aggravation if you can agree on most of the major issues in a divorce settlement and avoid litigation. Litigated Divorce versus Uncontested Divorce Litigation occurs when two spouses cannot agree on the basic terms of a divorce, such as …

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Can Limited Duration Alimony be Modified?

Written by: Marissa A. Del Mauro An award of limited duration alimony sets alimony for a finite period of time. Meaning, at a date agreed upon by both parties and set forth in the parties’ Marital Settlement Agreement, the alimony will terminate. Despite the finite date set in the Marital Settlement Agreement, the New Jersey …

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What is a No-Fault Divorce?

If you ask someone going through a divorce what their partner did wrong, most will have a laundry list of misdoings they can mention. But under no-fault divorce law, it is not necessary to prove your spouse did anything wrong to end the marriage. Instead, you would cite irreconcilable differences, which is a fancy way …

Continue Reading…

Annulment vs. Divorce: Which is Right for You?

When a long-term partnership ends, there are often legal ramifications. After the dissolution of a marriage, the parties involved seek a divorce, ending the legal marital contract. In some cases, however, the parties contend that the marriage was not legal to begin with. If this is the case, then the individuals may seek an annulment. …

Continue Reading…

Why the Date of Your Divorce Agreement Matters When It Comes to Alimony and Retirement

On September 10, 2014 then-New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law the reformed New Jersey alimony statute. Among some of the most significant changes to the alimony statute was the way that it treats the payment of alimony upon the payor reaching retirement age. Under the reformed statute, full retirement age is defined as …

Continue Reading…

How Do I Manage My Life Insurance During Divorce?

When it comes to divorce, life insurance is one issue that tends to get overlooked. That is surprising because it is a vital source of financial support should a parent suffer an untimely death. However, it can be daunting figuring how much to provide and who the money goes to. When the policy holder gets …

Continue Reading…

How Alimony Affects Child Support in NJ

Divorce proceedings can be complicated, particularly when there are children involved. Several factors determine child support in New Jersey, including income level and custody percentage. However, your alimony costs can also affect your child support payments. Work with an experienced lawyer to learn how much your child support payments will be and how alimony can …

Continue Reading…

Alimony in NJ: What You Need to Know

Alimony in NJ is a complicated topic. Whether or not you’ll receive support, how much, and for how long, depends on many factors. If you’re getting divorced, and during your marriage, you didn’t work outside the home or substantially supported your spouse’s education, consult with a family lawyer with experience in alimony cases. How Alimony …

Continue Reading…

Can I Modify My Alimony Payments due to Covid-19?

Written by Marissa A. Del Mauro We are living in unprecedented times as the global pandemic of Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc on our family, friends and neighbors. In New Jersey, we are into week 9 of a state-wide quarantine that has left a significant number of New Jersey residents furloughed, terminated or sustaining an …

Continue Reading…

Will the court consider my spouse’s adultery when determining my alimony obligation?

Generally speaking, adultery has no bearing on the amount or duration of alimony awarded by the court or as to whether alimony should be awarded at all. In Mani v. Mani, 183 NJ 70 (2005), the New Jersey Supreme Court found adultery or other types of marital fault are irrelevant when considering the amount of …

Continue Reading…

What is Uncontested Divorce?

Uncontested divorce is not necessarily amicable, but it can save you and your spouse time and aggravation if you can agree on most of the major issues in a divorce settlement and avoid litigation. Litigated Divorce versus Uncontested Divorce Litigation occurs when two spouses cannot agree on the basic terms of a divorce, such as …

Continue Reading…

Can Limited Duration Alimony be Modified?

Written by: Marissa A. Del Mauro An award of limited duration alimony sets alimony for a finite period of time. Meaning, at a date agreed upon by both parties and set forth in the parties’ Marital Settlement Agreement, the alimony will terminate. Despite the finite date set in the Marital Settlement Agreement, the New Jersey …

Continue Reading…