A bill has passed the New Jersey Senate and Assembly and which is now before the governor that intends to amend the current alimony statute, N.J.S.A. 2A34-23. At present, the alimony statute allows a court to consider (1) permanent alimony; (2) limited duration alimony; (3) rehabilitative alimony; and (4) reimbursement alimony. Under permanent alimony, there is technically no end to alimony until the payor or payee spouse dies or the payee spouse remarries. The new proposed alimony statute would replace “permanent alimony” with “open durational” alimony. Continue reading ›
As recently discussed in an earlier blog post, the New Jersey Legislature is considering legislation that would abolish permanent alimony and regulate the term and amount of all alimony awards. Without that legislation, the right to and the responsibility to pay permanent alimony will continue to be controlled by trial judge’s discretion.
Most commentators on matrimonial law would agree Continue reading ›