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What Happens to Alimony When the Paying Spouse Retires?

August 30th, 2016 | Written by William W. Goodwin, Jr., Esq.

One of the fundamental tenets of New Jersey Family Law is that alimony payments are subject to modification based upon "changed circumstances." That alimony may change from time to time is provided for in our statute. The "changed circumstances" standard first arose and has since evolved over many years through our case law. Generally speaking, to be impactful, such changes are expected to be permanent, or at least long-term, and not within the direct control of the paying spouse. For example, a paying spouse who quits his job is highly unlikely to obtain any relief, while one who becomes disabled from working is almost certainly entitled to a modification of his obligation.

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Child Support Arrears & Taxes May Impact Your Passport

August 29th, 2016 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

If you are a U.S. citizen, do you think that your right to travel abroad is a given?  Many parents or former spouses who are obligated to pay child support are often surprised to learn that child support arrears may affect their ability to obtain a passport or travel.  And many people with a tax delinquency are also surprised to learn of possible travel restrictions.

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Seven Things You Should Know About Prenuptial Agreements

August 1st, 2016 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

If you are engaged and considering a prenuptial agreement, here are seven things you should keep in mind:

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