N.J. Bar favors study of alimony statutes

March 03, 2013 The New Jersey State Bar Association takes issue with the mischaracterization made about its position on an Alimony Study Commission in your Feb. 25 editorial (“Alimony laws warrant review”) and Tom Leustek’s op-ed (“Lobby blocks alimony reform”) published Feb. 27. The New Jersey State Bar Association has been an aggressive supporter of

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Group proposes alimony changes

Arguing that New Jersey divorce laws should not be for richer or poorer, a group pushing for overhauls wants the state to end awards of lifetime alimony and legislate the terms of payments to former spouses. The proposal borrows from Massachusetts, where a new alimony law going into effect next year will for the first

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