Alimony & Spousal Support

No More Permanent Alimony in New Jersey

There will be no more permanent alimony in future divorces in New Jersey.

Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill yesterday overhauling part of the state’s divorce settlement law.

The measure had bipartisan support, but Christie previously publicly wondered whether it went far enough.

Under the change, alimony for marriages lasting fewer than 20 years would be paid no longer than the duration of the marriage.

It could also be ended when the person making eh payments retires or loses a job, or if the person receiving the support starts living with someone else.

The new limits would not apply to divorce settlement that have already been agreed to.

Reference: Associated Press, Philadelphia Daily News, Pg. 20, September 11, 2014

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