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Where parties agree that cohabitation alone will trigger a suspension of alimony, the court need not delve into the economic benefits received by the supported spouse

Posted in *All Posts, Alimony, Cohabitation, Divorce

Alimony – all thirteen factors must be considered and given due weight, and the duration of marriage is only one factor to be considered

Posted in *All Posts, *Published case, Alimony, Divorce, Limited duration alimony, Rehabilitative-alimony

It is strictly a discretionary matter for the court to determine and delineate the extent of defendant’s participation in the default proceeding

Posted in *All Posts, Alimony, Default Judgment, Divorce, Equitable-distribution, Litigation

Settlement of litigation ranks high in the pantheon of public policy

Posted in *All Posts, Alimony, Child-custody, Divorce, Equitable-distribution, Property-settlement-agreement, Settlement agreement

Same-sex couples can legally dissolve their civil unions based upon irreconcilable differences

Posted in *All Posts, *Published case, Divorce, Same-Sex

Modification of alimony obligations

Posted in *All Posts, Divorce, Modification of Alimony

Whether an alimony obligation should be modified based upon a claim of changed circumstances rests within a Family Part judge’s sound discretion

Posted in *All Posts, Alimony, Divorce, Modification of Alimony

A judgment by default is not favored in divorce suits

Posted in *All Posts, Default Judgment, Divorce, Litigation, Motions, Relief from judgment

Motions concerning support obligations must be accompanied by both prior and current CISs

Posted in *All Posts, Child-support-modification, Modification of Alimony

Changed circumstances based on a reduction in income

Posted in *All Posts, Child-support-modification, Modification of Alimony

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