Alimony Changes

The alimony statute was amended in September 2014. The statute is not retroactive, but no longer have “permanent alimony” in New Jersey. The criteria for obtaining alimony has changed. While not exhaustive, the court must look at:



On December 19, 2014, the President signed into law the Achieving a Better Life (ABLE) Act of 2014, which allows for disabled persons to have limited savings accounts, without jeopardizing any governmental benefits received by that disabled person. The Treasury is to create regulations with respect to ABLE act accounts. The ABLE account is intended […]

College Education Expenses

When divorced parties disagree as to contribution for college education expenses, one party will make application to the Court to enforce the settlement agreements. Court applications for contribution to college education expenses have recently changed. a request has been made for college or post-secondary school contribution, the party must attach all relevant information pertaining to […]

IRS Estate Tax Exclusion

For 2016, the IRS estate tax exclusions are as follows:

the estate tax exclusion amount for deaths in 2016 is $5.45 million the annual exclusion for gifts is $14,000 the applicable exclusion amount for lifetime gifts is $5.45 million […]

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