paid in New Jersey, there were more questions than answers. Payers and
recipients both wondered if their cases would be impacted, and if so,
to what degree? Some of the results seem the same as before the new law
was enacted, but others do not. Trying to figure out if the result in
your case is correct is a difficult task, and one that should be undertaken
by a knowledgeable family law attorney.
Some reports note that the result is just as harsh as the prior statutory scheme. Consider
the following examples:
● Marriages lasting less than twenty years are subject to a mathematical
formula for determining the amount and duration of payments.
● The requirement to apply a formula to marriage of less than 20 years
has exceptions, making it difficult to determine when to apply the formula
and what extraneous factors can be brought before the Judge.
The result could be that alimony is tied to the duration of the marriage
in some cases, but not in others. The role of the Judge is also reduced,
but not entirely eliminated. This makes it hard to identify what factors
are likely to be considered, and to what degree. To make sure the amount
ordered in your case is correct, contact a family law attorney who focuses
on family law matters.
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