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Changes in Federal Taxes on Alimony Payments Possible under New Tax Law

By John B. D'Alessandro |

The massive overhaul to the federal tax code recently proposed by Republicans in Washington could bring numerous changes to how both single persons and married couples file their taxes. One provision included in the current version of the bill would make paying alimony an even more expensive proposition for the payor. Learn more below… Read More »

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Despite Faulty Service of Motion, Ex-Husband Entitled to Factual Hearing on Request to Reduce Alimony

By John B. D'Alessandro |

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently ruled that a former husband should receive a fair hearing on his request to reduce his alimony payments, despite being less than straightforward in how he originally provided notice of this request to his former spouse. The case is S.O. v. M.O. At the time of the couple’s… Read More »

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Despite Faulty Service of Motion, Ex-Husband Entitled to Factual Hearing on Request to Reduce Alimony

By John B. D'Alessandro |

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently ruled that a former husband should receive a fair hearing on his request to reduce his alimony payments, despite being less than straightforward in how he originally provided notice of this request to his former spouse. The case is S.O. v. M.O. At the time of the couple’s… Read More »

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Considerations when Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Finding the right attorney for your specific needs is always important, but rarely is a case ever as personal as a divorce. Choosing the right attorney will have a huge impact on both how your divorce progresses, and on your personal experience during the case. Read on to learn about important issues to consider… Read More »

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Survey Reveals Professions with Highest Divorce Rates

By John B. D'Alessandro |

No matter who you are, staying married is hard, but according to reports based on US Census data, certain fields are even harder on a couple’s ability to stay married than others. The survey reveals that career paths and income levels both have a relationship to divorce rates. Read on to learn more. Divorce… Read More »

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Arbitration of a Divorce Has Pros and Cons

By John B. D'Alessandro |

More and more couples who see the expense and stress involved in a courtroom divorce are instead choosing to arbitrate their divorce. Arbitration is a means of conflict resolution where a binding decision is issued by a private factfinder. This process allows couples to resolve heated issues using evidence and an objective decisionmaker while… Read More »

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Research Shows Major Impact of Parental Relationship

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Newly-divorced parents may worry about the conflicts that arise as they navigate a shared parenting arrangement. Some parents base a decision to seek sole physical custody of their children on the fact that they’re unable to interact with their former spouse without a fight breaking out, and they want to spare their children from… Read More »

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Court Finds No Sign of Hope for Reunion after Husband Signs Marital Separation Agreement

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Making the decision to marry or divorce is a more complicated decision than entering other types of legal relationships. It isn’t uncommon for parties to commit fraud or coercion in the form of emotional manipulation or even threats of abuse to obtain their desired financial outcome. New Jersey family courts try to limit these… Read More »

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What Should Be Included in a Premarital Agreement?

By John B. D'Alessandro |

So, you’re planning to get married—congratulations! You may already understand the potential benefits of a premarital agreement, especially if you or your spouse is getting married for a second time. Premarital agreements have become increasingly common among New Jersey couples as a simpler way to determine what should happen to their property and finances… Read More »

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The Location of a Court Hearing on Custody after One Parent Moves

By John B. D'Alessandro |

After a divorce with children, relocating to a new state will often require a court’s consent. When relocation is permitted, parents who continue to share legal and residential custody of their children may have future disputes over custody or support. Before these issues are resolved, courts must first determine whether the dispute should be… Read More »

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