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Category: Divorce

I Think My Ex-Spouse Is Cohabiting. Can I Stop Paying Alimony?

Under New Jersey law, one of the circumstances which can suspend or terminate the obligation to pay alimony is if your former spouse cohabits with another person. However, if your ex-spouse is trying to hide his/her relationship, you need to be careful in how you react. You should take several steps to help you determine […]

Proposed Expansion of New Jersey Domestic Violence Law to Cover Attempted Acts

In 2018, the New Jersey legislature introduced a bill expanding the domestic violence law to include the attempt or conspiracy to commit one of the predicate domestic violence acts already enumerated in the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act. The proposed change is an important provision that is intended to clarify the scope of the law in New Jersey.

Can You Get a Divorce and Resolve Financial Issues Later?

Couples may want this type of divorce because they can change their marital status without waiting for their financial issues to be sorted out which could take months or years. However, many states prohibit or significantly limit bifurcation including New Jersey.

How Are My Contributions to the Marriage Used in Determining Alimony?

Alimony is a sensitive and stressful issue with both sides often disputing what may be owed under the law. For spouses who may have limited education or job skills, or who left the workforce to raise children, it can be particularly difficult. They don’t want to be penalized because they made less money during the […]

New Jersey Court Rules Against Divorced Parent Who Moved Out of State with His Children

If you or your co-parent are considering relocating out of state with your children, a recent New Jersey court decision has some valuable lessons. Under New Jersey law, before a custodial parent moves out of state with one or more children, he/she must get the consent of the non-custodial parent.

What Couples Need to Know About 2019 Changes in Tax Treatment of Alimony

Effective January 1, 2019, new federal tax laws go into effect which significantly impact alimony. Under long-standing tax law, alimony has been tax deductible for the person paying it and taxable income for the person receiving it.

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