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Why Do Judges Keep Wrongly Denying Cohabitation Motions

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For decades, cohabitation was grounds to at least get a review of alimony. When the alimony statute was amended in 2014, almost 8 years ago, the revisions made it easier for alimony payors to get out from under their alimony...more

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Can We Divorce Even if My Partner Is Pregnant?

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What do Bridget Moynahan, Tiki Barbar, and Denise Richards have in common?  They (or their spouse) were all pregnant while going through a divorce....more

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Special Considerations for Divorces Involving Middle-Aged and Older Americans: Part 1

PART 1: SPOUSAL SUPPORT, ACCESS TO HEALTH INSURANCE, AND ADULT CHILDREN - In recent years, the growth in the divorce rate among middle-aged and older American couples has been an interesting trend that many researchers have...more

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Reported Appellate Division Decision Touches on Incapacitation, Guardianship & Divorce

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We previously blogged in 2014 about Marsico v. Marsico, where the trial court barred a litigant from appearing and testifying in a divorce matter through a designated power of attorney, which appointed the Husband’s daughter...more

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Court Sells Vacation Home to Pay Alimony and Equitable Distribution Arrears

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When parties settle their cases, many if not most, expect that their agreement that they spent months or years negotiation will finally provide them with some peace. After all, if someone agrees to do something in an...more

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What is Gray Divorce?

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What is Gray Divorce? Sometimes, people finally feel financially stable enough for divorce. Or maybe they’ve reached a certain age and are ready for something different. Some have emotional realizations when planning how...more

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2022: Changes to the Pennsylvania Support Guidelines

The Pennsylvania Support Guidelines are reviewed every four years often resulting in changes to parties’ support awards and obligations. Recent changes to the statewide guidelines for calculating child and spousal support...more

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New Jersey Appellate Division Rules: COVID is Not a Permanent Change of Circumstances to Modify Support

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Since the onset of the pandemic, New Jersey family law practitioners and litigants alike have been wondering how the obvious financial repercussions the pandemic has wrought on individuals’ financial circumstances would be...more

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What Happens to the Life Insurance After Divorce?

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It depends on what was put into writing – or not! On January 10, 2022, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruled that where a former husband failed to change the beneficiary designation on his life insurance...more

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The New Year’s Resolution Divorce – 2022 Edition

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For many divorce attorneys, the busy season starts after the first of the year. For the last several years, I have posted on the phenomenon of the New Year’s Resolution Divorce. For whatever reason, this post has struck a...more

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A Website for Prenups -Good Use of Technology or a Recipe for Disaster?

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I saw an article this morning about people who brought their digital platform to prepare prenups to the show Shark Tank. I haven’t viewed their site and have no idea whether it is good or bad. But haven’t we all heard tales...more

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Losing Your Job During a Divorce – A Cautionary Tale About Quitting While You’re Ahead

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One of the more difficult scenarios to deal with during a divorce is when the higher earner who will likely have to pay alimony and child support, loses her/his job through no fault of their own. The problem is exacerbated...more

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Marital Lifestyle is the Standard for Pendente Lite Alimony Too

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Under the guise of the concept that “it costs more to live in two houses than it does one” or “when parties are living separate, they both can’t continue to enjoy the marital lifestyle”, very often, when deciding pendente...more

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Procedural Versus Substantive Motions in Family Court

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In a divorce or family law matter, various kinds of motions are usually filed as part of a case. Those who are going through a divorce are often confused about the nature of these motions. Confusion can also take place as to...more

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Massachusetts Taxpayers Find More Complexity in Differences Between Massachusetts and Federal Tax Law

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It seems every year there are changes to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). It is a challenge, even for tax pros, to keep up with the ever-changing tax code. Massachusetts taxpayers also have an added challenge in keeping up...more

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You May Not Get to Reduce Your Alimony if Your Voluntary Sale of Your Business Reduces Your Income

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More and more, we have seen medical practices bought up by hospitals, large medical groups and venture capitalists who combine the practices into mega-practices or networks. In those cases, often one doctor in a group has no...more

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Wealth Management Update - October 2021

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October 2021 Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intra-Family Loans and Split Interest Charitable Trusts - Federal interest rates increased slightly for October of 2021. The October applicable...more

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Lessons from a Celebrity Divorce: The Importance of a Prenuptial Agreement

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Celebrity divorces are always a fascinating topic. Over the last year, you may have seen news reports concerning Kelly Clarkson’s divorce from her husband that discuss the couple’s purported prenuptial agreement. ...more

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New Child Support Guidelines to Go Into Effect This Fall

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On August 2, 2021, Chief Justice of the Trial Court, Paula M. Carey, signed new Child Support Guidelines, which go into effect on October 4, 2021. These new guidelines are the result of work by the Child Support Guidelines...more

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The Continued Confusion Of Cohabitation Post-Landau: A Recent New Jersey Appellate Division Ruling Provides Further Guidance -...

In the precedent-setting case Landau v. Landau, decided by the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division in September 2019, the Court held that the 2014 statutory amendments to New Jersey’s alimony statute, which...more

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Effect of Divorce on Important Rights

The body of law governing divorce contains few absolutes. One such absolute is the timing of the divorce relative to the assertion of claims for alimony and division of assets and debts, known as equitable distribution. ...more

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

The Continued Confusion Of Cohabitation Post-Landau: A Recent New Jersey Appellate Division Ruling Provides Further Guidance

In the precedent-setting case Landau v. Landau, decided by the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division in September 2019, the Court held that the 2014 statutory amendments to New Jersey’s alimony statute, which...more

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Appellate Division Defines The Elements A Movant Must Present In Order To Demonstrate A Prima Facie Case Of Cohabitation

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Six years, nine months and 7 days following the enactment of New Jersey’s amended alimony statute’s cohabitation provision on September 10, 2014 (N.J.S.A. 2A:32-23n) the New Jersey Appellate Division provided long awaited and...more

Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson PLLC

Alimony/Spousal Maintenance In Washington State

Other states have alimony, but in Washington State, we call spousal support or alimony “spousal maintenance.” Here is a quick overview of spousal maintenance in Washington State so that you can be prepared for that first...more

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Gray Divorce: What to Consider When You’re Divorcing Later in Life

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By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard that Bill and Melinda Gates have chosen to end their 27-year marriage, joining the increasing number of long-married couples opting to divorce. A recent THINK article about the growing trend...more

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