According to a study recently published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, couples were 6 percent more likely to divorce if the wife became ill. When a husband had an illness, conversely, it did not lead to any corresponding increase. There were some theories offered as to why this may have been the case.
New Jersey utilizes a system of diverse criteria when determining the necessity for spousal support in divorce cases. The court considers each request for alimony or spousal maintenance on a case-by-case basis, awarding support based on a number of important factors.
The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee recently approved legislation that would allow parties involved in a divorce to seek an alternative to a court battle to resolve the conflict that naturally comes with the complicated and emotional process.
Johnny Weir, a former figure skating star, became a media sensation for his commentary during the Sochi Olympics. Now he is in the news for another reason: a recent announcement that he had recently initiated divorce proceedings against his husband of two years, Victor Weir-Voronov.
Should New Jersey residents be required to pay alimony after they retire? Should there be more guidelines for judges in deciding if or when a modification of spousal support is in order? And what about situations involving recipients of alimony who benefit financially by living with but not marrying a boyfriend or girlfriend? Should judges have more established guidelines in these situations?
You may know some spouses who have taken this route: their marriage is on the rocks; they've drifted apart; they find it's easier to handle job and family obligations if they simply separate. On the surface, it makes sense, but living apart for too long without a finalized divorce can cause problems down the road.
In New Jersey there are three types of spousal support: rehabilitative, limited duration and lifetime. With rehabilitative alimony, payments to the receiving individual stop once the terms of the alimony order are met. For example, those payments may cease when the receiving party obtains employment or otherwise becomes self-supporting.