Alimony & Spousal Support

HOW LONG MUST ALIMONY BE PAID

Mar 14, 2018

Alimony is often deemed “rehabilitative,” that is, it is ordered for only so long as is necessary for the recipient spouse to receive training and become self-supporting. If the divorce decree does not specify a spousal support termination date, the payments must continue until the court orders otherwise. Most awards end if the recipient remarries. […]

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FAMILY LAW – HOW THE TAX OVERHAUL WOULD ALTER ALIMONY

Feb 23, 2018

Congress’ giant tax overhaul is poised to reach virtually every corner of American life – even Splitsville. Republicans delivered their sweeping plan to an exultant President Donald Trump. One provision scraps a 75-year-old tax deduction for alimony payments. The new rules won’t affect anyone who divorces or signs a separation agreement before 2019. Many divorce […]

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DIVORCES – ALIMONY PAYERS LOSE TAX DEDUCTION

Feb 21, 2018

Breaking up is hard to do. But the GOP tax bill could make it even harder, divorce lawyers say. The final version of the tax plan eliminates the tax deduction for alimony payments. Divorce lawyers say this move could make ending marriages an even more drawn-out and expensive process, and the change could be particularly […]

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CAN ALIMONY BE MODIFIED IN THE FUTURE?

Aug 24, 2017

Whether or not an alimony order can be modified will depend on the specifics of the situation. The flexibility of alimony payments may depend on the specifics of the settlement. Read More…     Circumstances Under Which An Alimony Order Can Be Modified  In some cases, dual income spouses who were married for a relatively […]

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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 alimony 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 […]

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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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