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Fees can be awarded or denied to any party in a matrimonial case whether or not they prevail

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The amended alimony statute does not set a specific minimum or maximum time period for obtaining an advance ruling on a prospective retirement and its effect upon an existing support obligation

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

The parties are bound by the contracts they make for themselves, with the understanding that a meeting of the minds is an essential element to the valid consummation of any agreement

Posted in *All Posts, Agreements, Divorce, Property-settlement-agreement, Settlement agreement

The imputation of income is an extremely fact-sensitive endeavor

Posted in *All Posts, Alimony, Child-support, Divorce, Imputed-income, Income Imputation

Legal criteria for cohabitation

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Alimony and the obligor’s retirement

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Parties to a divorce action may enter into voluntary agreements governing the amount, terms, and duration of alimony, and such agreements are subject to judicial supervision and enforcement

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In awarding counsel fees, the court must consider whether the party requesting the fees is in financial need; whether the party against whom the fees are sought has the ability to pay; the good or bad faith of either party in pursuing or defending the action; the nature and extent of the services rendered; and the reasonableness of the fees

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Modification of alimony

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When the movant is seeking modification of an alimony award, that party must demonstrate that changed circumstances have substantially impaired the ability to support himself or herself

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