Alimony & Spousal Support

CAN HEALTH INSURANCE BE INCLUDED IN ALIMONY?

Aug 10, 2017

Health insurance can often be included in an alimony settlement. Read More…  In a case where a supported spouse depended upon the other spouse for medical insurance during the marriage and does not have sufficient means to obtain such insurance after the divorce, the court may require the payer spouse to continue to provide health […]

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EFFECT OF DIVORCE ON LIFE INSURANCE

May 09, 2017

EFFECT OF DIVORCE ON LIFE INSURANCE Upon divorce, it is important to review the beneficiary designations on existing life insurance policies and make any necessary changes. This may depend upon the financial obligations between the parties, such as alimony, child support, and other financial issues that may be continued in the divorce settlement agreement or […]

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Retroactive Modification Of Spousal Support

Mar 14, 2017

Failure To Notify Domestic Relations Of Substantial Increase In Income Allows For A Retroactive Modification Of Support As Long As The Innocent Spouse Promptly Files A Petition Upon Discovery In the family law, spousal support case of Monloya vs. Wynder, PICS Case No.16-1239 (C.P. Lawrence July 12, 2016) the recipient of support payments appealed a […]

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ALIMONY PAYMENTS AFFECT TAXES

Jan 20, 2017

When the end of matrimony leads to the start of alimony, each parting partner can feel the tax effects. If you are the ex-spouse getting alimony payments, the money is taxable to you as income in the years that it is received. This added income calls for a couple of additional tax considerations for the […]

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MOTION TO TERMINATE ALIMONY BECAUSE OF WIFE’S COHABITATION

Jan 19, 2017

In the family law, alimony termination case of Islam vs. Davis 20-2-1733, N.J. Supper App. Div. the plaintiff appealed from the denial of his motion to terminate or reduce his alimony obligation. The parties were married in 1983, had two children and divorced in 2001. The property settlement agreement provided that plaintiff would pay permanent […]

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Wife’s Petition For Retroactive Support Arrears Granted Due To Husband’s Failure To Report Increased Income

Jan 11, 2017

In the family law, spousal support arrears case of Elliot vs. Elliot, the Pennsylvania Superior Court stated while modification of a support order was typically dated to the date when the modification petition was filed, retroactive arrears could be awarded based on the misrepresentation of another party. The court further noted that the trial court […]

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PA. NO-FAULT DIVORCE WAITING PERIOD CUT IN HALF

Jan 05, 2017

The process for obtaining a no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania just got shorter. Law makers have reduced the waiting period to start dividing assets and deciding alimony from two years after separation to one. Family law attorney’s lauded the change as a significant step toward easing the burden on litigations and preventing parties from strategically dragging […]

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Motion To Terminate Or Modify Alimony/Spousal Support Upon Actual Or Perspective Retirement Under Amended Alimony Statute

Dec 14, 2016

Under New Jersey’s recently amended alimony statute N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23(j), a party may seek to terminate or modify his or her spousal support obligation based upon an actual or prospective retirement. Plaintiff and defendant married in 1986, and divorced in 2006. Pursuant to the matrimonial settlement agreement, plaintiff agreed to pay defendant $300 per week in […]

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Retired And Still Paying Alimony

Dec 06, 2016

Is a divorce part of your retirement planning? The divorce rate for people age 50 and older has doubled in the last 20 years. According to an analysis of U.S. Census data by demographics at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, among people older than age 50 in 2009, about 25 percent were divorced, up […]

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Recent New Jersey Alimony Statute Allows A Reduction In Alimony Obligation Upon A Loss Of Employment And Subsequent Obtaining New Job At Significantly Reduced Salary

Nov 10, 2016

The Mills vs. Mills’ family law, alimony case  presents legal issues involving an alimony obligator’s loss of employment, and interpretation of recent  2014 amendments to New Jersey’s alimony statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23(k). Specifically defendant seeks a reduction of his alimony obligation to plaintiff, based upon losing his prior long-term employment, and subsequent obtaining of a new […]

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