There are two primary goals of New Jersey Alimony Reform - to achieve our legislative objectives by reforming the current, outdated almony laws, and to educate the public and bring awareness to this cause.
Amend New Jersey's alimony laws so that judges have clear guidelines to:
- Support self-sufficiency and independence for the lower-earning spouse through alimony payments that continue over a transition period that is proportional to the length of the marriage. Read More
- Alimony must be proportional to the length of the marrage. Why should anyone be forced to pay 50 or more years of lifetime alimony after having been married for just 10 years?
- Limit the amount of alimony awards. We believe there should be a reasonable limit, reasonable to both parties. Read More
- Current alimony payers should be considered in any new legislation. Read More
- Abolish"Double Dipping" - maritial assets must be counted once and only once. Read More
- Grant the right to retire for alimony payers - no less than the same rights enjoyed by all other citizens. Read More
- Provide equal and consistent treatment, where the outcome of an alimony case is not decided by the haphazard selection of the family court judge. Read More
- Reduce expensive legal battles that cost all NJ taxpayers. Vague alimony guidelines and interpretations promote litigation and use court resources that are paid for by all New Jersey taxpayers.
- Maintain appropriate judicial discretion to fairly judge unique circumstances where the lower-earning spouse is physically or mentally unable to work to gain self-sufficiency, permitting alimony payments only until no longer needed. Read More
We aim to educate legislators to the injustice of current alimony laws and the real need to change them. We aim to raise public awareness of the injustices taking place in family court.
Three approaches will be used to achieve our goals.
- Interact directly with legislators in one-one-one discussions,
- Utilize the electronic, paper, and radio media to tell our story.
- To recruit a large grassroots effort that will convince legislators that their voting constituents want reform of alimony laws.