New Jersey legislators have not significantly amended the state's alimony statutes for more than 30 years. Two bills that have already passed the New Jersey Assembly and Senate judiciary committees, however, may put an end to the longstanding status quo for alimony issues in New Jersey divorce cases.
How you feel about this depends on which side of the aisle your finances put you on. If you have already been ordered to pay support to a former spouse or are likely to be, the changes could benefit you tremendously. If you're currently receiving alimony pursuant or would be likely to receive it in a divorce, you probably won't like the proposed reforms one bit.