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September 2014 Archives

The Supreme Court of New Jersey Decides Important Palimony Case

On September 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of New Jersey decided that oral palimony agreements predating the enactment of the 2010 amendment to the Statute of Frauds (which required palimony agreements to be in writing) are still enforceable. The Supreme Court decided that the legislature did not intend for the 2010 amendment to apply retroactively; thus any agreements entered into before the enactment do not need to be in writing in order to be enforceable. To read more about Palimony, please click on the link.

New Jersey Passes New Alimony Law

A new bill containing alimony reform has recently been signed into law. The new alimony law eliminates the terms "permanent alimony" from the alimony statute, limits the duration of an alimony award, and codifies the circumstances under which a person can seek a modification of his/her alimony obligation via: (1) retirement; (2) loss of employment; and (3) cohabitation of the payee. For more information please click on the link. Alimony Reform to review our full article on the new law.

Phyllis Klein, Esq. to Speak at Seminar Regarding the College Application and Selection Process During A Divorce

Phyllis Klein, Esq. partner at Donahue, Hagan, Klein & Weisberg, LLC will be speaking at a seminar titled "Divorce and the College Application & Selection Process" on Monday, September 29, 2014.