Paying the price

November 2013
njbiz;11/11/2013, Vol. 26 Issue 44, p21
The article discusses alimony reform in New Jersey, with two bills in the legislature, one in the Assembly and another in the Senate, that proposes changes to the way alimony is awarded by the state in divorce cases, that includes elimination of the concept of permanent alimony. The legislation proposes guidelines for alimony to be awarded based on the duration of marriage, and is retroactive, allowing conversion of permanent alimony arranged predating legislation to limited-duration alimony.


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