Category Archives: Alimony

How Savings Can Affect an Alimony Award in New Jersey

Spousal Support: Including Savings in the Picture When a New Jersey couple decides to divorce, alimony can be an important factor in the final settlement of the case. This is especially true when there is a large disparity in incomes between the parties or when one party has been a long-term stay-at-home parent. There are…

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New Jersey Courts Award Alimony Based on Several Factors

How Do New Jersey Courts Award Alimony? When a New Jersey couple is facing the end of their marriage, there are many legal issues that they must address throughout the divorce process. If the divorce is somewhat amicable, they can sometimes come to an accord on the division of marital assets and financial obligations, as…

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Jeralyn Lawrence to speak at the 2020 Family Law Symposium

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, Jeralyn Lawrence will participate in New Jersey ICLE’s 2020 Family Law Symposium which is being presented in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section. Lawrence will discuss The Alimony Factors – How to Effectively Apply Alimony Factors to Determine the Amount of an Alimony Award and…

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Legislative Impact on Family Law – A Sneak Peek

I knew I wanted to be a lawyer for as long as I can remember. My father is a retired juvenile detective from New Jersey.  I developed my love for the law through him. Law school proved challenging, requiring round-the-clock studying, but this diligence allowed me to graduate second in my class. Throughout law school and…

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Is Living With Your Best Friend’s Brother Considered Cohabitation?

In the world of New Jersey family law, cohabitation is a term of art. It involves a mutually supportive, intimate, personal relationship where parties share the duties, responsibilities and privileges typically associated with marriage. Said another way, it is a relationship that has the hallmarks of marriage, but without the marriage ceremony. Evidence is Key…

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What should you think about if considering a divorce?

  While each case is different, there are general issues every client must contemplate when considering a divorce in New Jersey. Custody & Parenting Time The first and foremost consideration is if there are any children of the marriage. If so, the issues of custody and parenting time must be addressed. There are two different…

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