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Post-Judgment Modifications in New Jersey | What to Know

When a couple gets divorced, various matters will have to be settled. You will likely create a child custody agreement, child support agreement, and alimony agreement. These arrangements are carefully planned, so it can be difficult to change them. But, in some cases, things change and these agreements no longer work. If this occurs, you […]

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What are the Different Types of Alimony in New Jersey?

Alimony is a matter that is considered in many divorces. What many people do not realize is that there are different types of alimony. Additionally, alimony is often stigmatized and has a lot of false connotations. For example, many people assume gender plays a role in alimony decisions, but this is not the case. No […]

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What is a Post-Judgment Modification?

During divorce proceedings, a couple is required to settle their marital issues before they can officially go their separate ways. Once these decisions are reached, they must be approved by the judge in order to be considered the law. When they are finalized, they are required to be followed by both former-spouses, otherwise, they can […]

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What Do I Need to Know About Alimony in New Jersey?

A divorce separates two spouses’ lives from one another. However, a clean break may not be possible for all couples. Sometimes, a household may only have one income. These situations can leave one spouse in an unfair situation without an income of their own if they go through a divorce. It is because of this […]

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What Should I Avoid Doing During a New Jersey Divorce?

Going through a divorce can not only be time-consuming, but it can be tricky. The future of a person’s marital issues is extremely important, which is why spouses should be sure to not engage in any activity that can jeopardize them. It is because of this that there are a few things individuals going through […]

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What type of cases can be resolved through Mediation?

  Mediation can resolve any sort of divorce case, whether is child custody, high asset case, because as a mediator, we handle the case and manage the case as like a judge would do. If we need to get a forensic accountant in the first mediation session we´ll talk about hiring a forensic accountant to […]

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What To Do Unemployed With An Alimony Obligation

In the state of New Jersey, alimony is governed by statute (N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23). On September 10, 2014, the statute changed, which arguably makes it easier to modify an alimony obligation in the event of unemployment. While a paying spouse could always seek to modify his/her alimony obligation based upon unemployment under the former law, the […]

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Retiring Early Following A Divorce

The question of retirement often comes up following a divorce. After paying alimony for a certain period of time, clients often ask if they are permitted to retire and to reduce their alimony obligation. The answer is not always clear cut and is dependent on numerous factors. Retirement does not always leads to an automatic […]

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Cohabitation Reduction Or Elimitation Of Alimony

One way to modify or terminate your alimony obligation is if the dependent spouse has begun cohabitating with an unrelated individual. The court utilizes a two-part test to determine when a dependent spouse’s cohabitation constitutes “changed circumstances” justifying a downward modification of alimony. First, the payor spouse must make a prima facie showing that the […]

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How Do I Know If I Am Entitled To Alimony

In the state of New Jersey, alimony is based upon fourteen statutory factors. Specifically, a Court must consider the following: (1) The actual need and ability of the parties to pay; (2) The duration of the marriage or civil union; (3) The age, physical and emotional health of the parties; (4) The standard of living […]

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