If you live in New Jersey consider yourself lucky to live in a state that has one of the most comprehensive statutes governing alimony in the country, according to one report. In our state there are 13 deciding factors considered equally when determining a fair amount and duration for alimony payments. Just a few of the factors include income and health of the couple, age and length of the marriage.
Regardless of the factors involved, alimony is almost always a contentious subject when a marriage or civil union dissolves. Recently a group of people who pay alimony are calling for a complete reform of the New Jersey alimony statutes. At issue is whether judges should be required by law to follow a preset formula when deciding on issues of alimony. Currently judges are allowed some discretion when using the 13 factors in making their determination.
Continue reading Should judges use a formula or discretion when assigning alimony?
Comments: Leave a comment