Alimony Reform: Round one
Passed by the legislature on June 30, 2014
Signed into law by Governor Christie on September 10, 2014.
This law, while a step in the right direction, does not go far enough in advancing the goal of reducing the cost and uncertainty in alimony cases. As explained in a Press of Atlantic City Op Ed, I was disappointed that this bill moved forward rather than holding out for the needed reforms including guidelines (subject, of course, to a judge’s disretion in either direction when there is a basis to deviate) as to the amount and duration.