New Jersey Divorce Law Changed – No More Permanent Alimony

While our practice does not include New Jersey cases, many of our clients and colleagues have friends and family in the Garden State. We want to make them aware of a major change in the New Jersey alimony rules just enacted into law.

On September 10, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a new law that will no longer permit the awarding of permanent alimony in future divorces in New Jersey.

Under the new law, alimony for marriages lasting less than 20 years could not be paid for longer than the duration of the marriage. Alimony could also end when: (a) the person making the payments retires or loses a job; or (b) if the person receiving the support starts living with someone else. The new law also sets guidelines for judges evaluating changed circumstances.

Should you require more information on New Jersey divorce matters, please feel free to contact us. We maintain relationships with several excellent New Jersey law firms. We would be happy to provide you with their contact information.

© September 10, 2014 – Robert G. McDermott