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Alimony Waivers and Modifiability

Posted On : 24 February 2020 By: Charles Vuotto

Editor-in-Chief’s Column:  Alimony Waivers and Modifiability by Charles F. Vuotto, Jr.   The recent published case of Fattore v. Fattore[1] is raising some concern for practitioners that have included alimony waivers in their divorce settlement agreements and advised their clients that such waivers are immutable. The perception of immutability of the waiver is buttressed by read more

Category : Divorce , Alimony

Women and Divorce Podcast Series – Alimony and Being the Breadwinner

Posted On : 14 February 2020 By: Charles Vuotto

In this podcast, NJ divorce lawyer, Charles Vuotto Jr., answers the question: Will I need to pay alimony if I am the primary breadwinner?     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

The Landau Decision Examined

Posted On : 23 January 2020 By: Charles Vuotto

The Landau Decision Examined By Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. The New Jersey Appellate Division recently clarified a point of procedure when seeking to terminate or modify alimony in light of cohabitation in the case of Landau v. Landau[1]. For many years, cohabitation has been the basis to terminate or modify alimony. After the alimony statute read more

Category : Alimony

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

Category : Alimony

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 (See our related Podcast on Women and Divorce – Alimony)   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 read more

Category : Alimony

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

Category : Alimony

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. (See our related Podcast on Women and Divorce – Alimony)   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 read more

Category : Alimony