Category: Divorce

Alimony may be revised and altered by the court from time to time as circumstances may require

Deciding whether to conduct a plenary hearing

The right of joint possession to the principal matrimonial residence

Our courts place a high value on the settlement of disputes, particularly those involving family matters

When parties jointly file a stipulation of dismissal, the dismissal is generally without prejudice unless otherwise stated in the notice or stipulation

Protocols and parameters regarding communications and submission of documents by the parties and/or counsel to a guardian ad litem or court-appointed expert

The family court may, in order to prevent a substantial injustice, exercise discretion to reopen previously completed divorce proceedings to address issues of equitable distribution which were not otherwise addressed or waived in a matrimonial settlement agreement, or raised by either party in a formally filed Notice of Final Judgment

A court may reduce an alimony obligation when the obligor loses his or her prior W-2 employment, and thereafter makes reasonable attempts to find substitute employment

Regular savings must be considered in a determination of alimony, even when there is no need to create savings to protect the future payment of alimony

Retention of the marital lifestyle is not the sole or primary criteria in a pendente lite alimony analysis