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New Jersey Alimony Law: Basic to Advanced Principles

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Jeralyn Lawrence, Chair of our Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group,  spoke yesterday at the NJICLE Family Law Certification Exam Prep Course, hosted by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML-NJ).  If you missed it, she and Ashley Edwards, an Associate in the group, wrote an article that you may read here.

The purpose of this article is to prepare AAML candidates for the upcoming Matrimonial Certification Exam.  The statutes and case-law precedent analyzed here encompass all forms of alimony currently recognized by the State of New Jersey and case-law precedent further examining and commenting upon them.  The article is geared to identify all topics that AAML candidates may confront within the Matrimonial Certification Exam as it relates to the forms of alimony and their post-judgment modification and enforcement.

A panel of attorneys, all of whom are certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Matrimonial Law Attorneys, reviewed past questions from the certification exam and subject areas that are required subjects for the exam, such as divorce, alimony, child support, custody, domestic violence, URESA, premarital agreements, settlement agreements, equitable distribution, post-judgment modification and enforcement, Rules of Evidence, Rules of Court, pleadings and pre-trial motion practice, pre-trial discovery, trial strategy and tactics, jurisdictional problems and venue, ethics, Rules of Professional Conduct, fees and retainers, and investigation and legal research.