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Alimony is not intended to be a punishment or a reward

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Before imputing income, a judge must first find that the spouse was voluntarily underemployed or unemployed without just cause

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Alimony relates to support and standard of living; it involves the quality of economic life to which one spouse is entitled, which then becomes the obligation of the other

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Imputation of income is a discretionary matter not capable of precise or exact determination, but rather requires a trial judge to realistically appraise capacity to earn and job availability

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There is a rebuttable presumption alimony shall be terminated upon the obligor spouse or partner attaining full retirement age

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Support arrearages may not be vacated; however, the court must fix an arrearage payment that comports with defendant’s ability to pay

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The marital standar

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In general, an obligor’s income both before and after the filing of the divorce complaint is relevant to the determination of alimony

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In determining alimony, a court is obligated to consider the tax treatment and consequences to both parties of any alimony award, including the designation of all or a portion of the payment as a non-taxable payment

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Alimony is an economic right that arises out of the marital relationship

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