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Women and Divorce Podcast Series – Alimony and Retirement

Posted On : 11 October 2019 By: Charles Vuotto

  In this podcast, NJ divorce lawyer, Charles Vuotto Jr., answers the question: In the division of assets, should I request more or less retirement assets in my divorce settlement?     This is one podcast that is part of an entire ‘Women and Divorce’ podcast series. Click here to choose and listen to others.

Category : Podcasts , Divorce , Alimony

Women and Divorce Podcast Series – Alimony

Posted On : 11 October 2019 By: Charles Vuotto

In this podcast, NJ divorce lawyer, Charles Vuotto Jr., answers the question: Will future increases in my spouse’s earnings and portfolio income affect alimony?     This is one podcast that is part of an entire ‘Women and Divorce’ podcast series. Click here to choose and listen to others.

Category : Podcasts , Divorce , Alimony

Alimony Rules of Thumb Under the TCJA

Posted On : 03 September 2019 By: Charles Vuotto

By Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. and Brian G. Paul   The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the most significant tax legislation in the last few decades, generating much discussion both in and outside the context of family law. With the change in the tax laws, family law professionals including but not limited to read more

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Is the New Alimony Statute Applicable to Cases in the Pipeline?

Posted On : 22 June 2016 By: Charles Vuotto

by Charles F. Vuotto Jr. and Cheryl E. Connors   The newly revised alimony statute became effective on Sept. 10, 2014. This article addresses the question of whether cases ‘in the pipeline’ should be resolved in accordance with the new alimony statute, even if a ruling or judgment was entered in that case prior to read more

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To Save or Not to Save – That is the Question.

Posted On : 22 July 2016 By: Charles Vuotto

By Charles F.Vuotto Jr. and Andrea White O’Brien    The question addressed in this article is whether and to what extent savings1 is a legitimate part of a dependent spouse’s monthly expenses when assessing alimony and child support. To answer this question, we must first determine whether savings is a part of marital lifestyle. There is read more

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Alimony Basics in New Jersey

Posted On : 27 April 2016 By: Charles Vuotto

In all actions brought for divorce, dissolution of a civil union, divorce from bed and board, legal separation from a partner in a civil union couple or nullity the court may award one or more of the following types of alimony: open durational alimony; rehabilitative alimony; limited duration alimony or reimbursement alimony to either party. read more

Gnall Decided

Posted On : 29 December 2015 By: Charles Vuotto

Editor-in-Chief’s Column by Charles F. Vuotto Jr.   In a prior column penned by this author, the following quote from the appellate court’s decision in Gnall was highlighted as giving rise to concern: *** We do not intend to draw specific lines delineating “short-term” and “long-term” marriages in an effort to define those cases warranting read more

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The Next Step in the Evolution of Alimony Law in the State of New Jersey

Posted On : 29 December 2015 By: Charles Vuotto

by Charles F. Vuotto Jr.   A historic event occurred on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, with regard to the law of alimony in the state of New Jersey. On that day, Governor Chris Christie signed Assembly bill A-845, A-971 and A-1649, which make substantial changes to the alimony law.These changes in the law did not read more

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Alimony In Light Of Gnall v. Gnall

Posted On : 29 December 2015 By: Charles Vuotto

By Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. Editor-in-Chief It is with some level of concern that I comment upon the recent Appellate Division decision in the case of Elizabeth Gnall v. James Gnall, approved for publication on Aug. 8, 2013.[i] Before commenting on this case, I wish to sincerely express my great admiration for the author of read more

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Alimony Policy: The Missing Element

Posted On : 29 December 2015 By: Charles Vuotto

By Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. There is no question that determining both the length and amount of alimony in New Jersey are fact-sensitive exercisesrequiring the analysis of 12 specific statutory factors with a 13th catchall factor. Any alimony analysis should not be relegated to formulaic guidelines, which by their very nature will only consider a read more

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