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Does Alimony Stop On Retirement? As Usual in the Law, It Depends.

spouse.jpgA recent New Jersey Appellate Court case, Landers v. Landers, is the first "published" decision to explain how to properly apply the September 2014 changes to New Jersey's alimony laws. The change that the Landers case ruled on was about alimony payments when the spouse with the alimony obligation (the "Obligor") retires. Before the 2014 changes, the Obligor had to show the court "changed circumstances" when applying for a modification or termination of alimony. After the 2014 changes, an Obligor who has attained his or her full retirement age (i.e. age when you can get full Social Security benefits) became entitled to a "presumption" in favor of termination of support - the spouse receiving alimony (the "Obligee") would have to rebut that and explain to the court why the payments should continue.

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