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Your Essential Guide to 2014 Pending Family Law Bills

Here’s an easy-to-follow guide to the family law bills pending before the NJ Assembly and NJ Senate

Bill
Sponsors
Summary
Last Action
Link to Full Text
Assembly No. 1650GORDON M. JOHNSON
TROY SINGLETON
This bill authorizes the issuance of restraining orders in situations where the the domestic violence statutes are inapplicable because the victim lacks a prior relationship with the offender.Referred to Assembly Women and Children CommitteeFull Text
Assembly No. 1649THOMAS P. GIBLIN
PAMELA R. LAMPITT
The bill amends N.J.S.2A:34-23 to set out specific grounds for modification and termination when the obligor retires, loses his job, or otherwise has a reduction in income, or when the obligee cohabits with another person...Referred to Assembly Judiciary CommitteeFull Text
Assembly No. 584GABRIELA M. MOSQUERA
TROY SINGLETON
CAROLINE CASAGRANDE
VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE
PAMELA R. LAMPITT
This bill would prohibit an award of alimony to a person convicted of a crime or offense involving domestic violence by the victim of that crime or offense...Referred to Assembly Judiciary CommitteeFull Text
Assembly No. 236SEAN T. KEAN
THOMAS P. GIBLIN
This bill amends N.J.S.A.2A:34-23, concerning child support and alimony, to provide that an obligor’s child support or alimony payments may be modified when an obligor’s income is diminished due to unemployment, temporary disability or other similar circumstance.Referred to Assembly Judiciary CommitteeFull Text
Assembly No. 845CHARLES MAINOR
SEAN T. KEAN
BENJIE E. WIMBERLY
ANGELICA M. JIMENEZ
CRAIG J. COUGHLIN
This bill would revise the laws concerning alimony by eliminating permanent alimony and establishing guidelines concerning the amount and duration of other types of alimony.Referred to Assembly Judiciary CommitteeFull Text
Assembly No. 971TROY SINGLETON
BENJIE E. WIMBERLY
This bill would eliminate permanent alimony awards and establish guidelines for the term of limited duration alimony based on the length of the marriage or civil unionReferred to Assembly Judiciary CommitteeFull Text
Senate No. 488SANDRA B. CUNNINGHAM
ROBERT W. SINGER
This bill would revise the laws concerning alimony by eliminating permanent alimony and establishing guidelines concerning the amount and duration of other types of alimony.Referred to Senate Judiciary CommitteeFull Text
Senate No. 1808ANTHONY R. BUCCO
The bill amends N.J.S.2A:34-23 to set out specific grounds for modification and termination when the obligor retires, loses his job, or otherwise has a reduction in income, or when the obligee cohabits with another person. Referred to Senate Judiciary CommitteeFull Text
Assembly No. 827 CHARLES MAINOR
VINCENT PRIETO
BENJIE E. WIMBERLY
This bill provides for automatic emancipation of a child for purposes of child support when the child graduates high school or reaches the age of 18, whichever occurs later, or when the child marries, enters military service, or the court so orders.Referred to Senate Judiciary CommitteeFull Text
Senate Joint Resolution No. 37DIANE B. ALLEN This joint resolution would create an 11-member “Study Commission on Alimony.” Referred to Senate Judiciary CommitteeFull Text
Senate Joint Resolution No. 11ROBERT W. SINGER
LORETTA WEINBERG
This joint resolution would create the nine-member “Study Commission on Alimony” to review State alimony law, including any Statewide trends in alimony awards, and compare this information with the laws, data, and trends in other states.Referred to Senate Judiciary CommitteeFull Text
Assembly Joint Resolution No. 32TROY SINGLETON
SEAN T. KEAN
WAYNE P. DEANGELO
This joint resolution creates an eleven-member “Study Commission on Alimony” to review State alimony law, including any Statewide trends in alimony awards, and compare this information with the laws, data, and trends in other states.

Referred to Assembly Judiciary CommitteeFull Text

Commentary

Hold on to your hats, this year is going to take family law reform on a rollercoaster ride.

 

 

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