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New Jersey set to change alimony laws, but contention remains

Legislators in New Jersey have concluded a two-year overhaul to the state’s alimony laws. This comes after a storm of protest from numerous men and women in the state. According to an Joan Quigley of The Jersey Journal, the men and women advocating for change were the ones paying alimony to ex-spouses.

Unfortunately, proponents of the proposed changes remain unhappy with legislators. If the bill is signed into law as is, it will actually end up not applying to these people, which Quigley suggested is the reason for their continued outrage.  To clarify, the new legislation would only affect alimony payments established after the new bill takes effect. Those who are currently paying alimony, or those who start paying it before the new legislation is signed into law, will operate as-is.

Paris Eliades, the President of the New Jersey State Bar Association, said the entire process has been like a divorce itself. “Like in any divorce, we ultimately achieved a resolution where not everyone has gotten what they wanted.” After this two-year struggle, the bill now goes on to governor Chris Christie for approval or veto.

Changes included in the bill are an end to permanent alimony, more flexibility in alimony changes, and other stipulations that the paid spouse must abide by. Regardless of any changes to New Jersey alimony laws, the attorneys at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., are committed to representing the interests of our clients during their divorce and may be able to help you. If you have any questions or wish to discuss your situation, call our offices at (732) 898-2378 today.



NC court finalizes Evans and Roger divorce

After marrying Courtland Roger in 2012, reality show star Jenelle Evans’ divorce was finally finalized, the Mail Online reported on June 10.

The divorce of the 22-year-old mother was determined at a court in North Carolina. Evans, who is nine-months pregnant with her second child, made her divorce public on Twitter, stating that she feels very happy and free.

North Carolina’s current divorce law requires couples to be separated for one year before filing for divorce. However, this is not the case for many other states.

Because family law varies from state to state, it is important to seek legal assistance from lawyers who know well the intricacies of family law in their area. Backed with family law experience helping residents of Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties achieve favorable divorce results, our team at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. is equipped to legally assist you in your divorce needs. Call us at (732) 898-2378, and discuss your situation with us today.