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Since the time that fault-based divorce fell into disfavor, and no-fault divorce became commonplace, there have been significant ebbs and flows in the nationwide trends of alimony. Now there has been yet another trend in alimony nationwide, commonly referred to as "alimony reform."
Deriving from the Ecclesiastical Courts in England, alimony or spousal support is the concept by which one spouse (traditionally the husband) provides financial support to the other spouse (traditionally the wife). In its initial iterations, fault was required to be granted a divorce, and thus, the notion of fault became necessarily linked to the concept of alimony.
By Matthew A. Feigin
This article is intended to help practitioners by warning of mistakes the author has seen matrimonial attorneys make in applying federal tax law.
By Laurence J. Cutler and Alyssa M. Clemente
Part Two of a Two-Part Article
According to the authors, using the holding of recent New Jersey Supreme Court case Bisbing v. Bisbing as a model, the clear and current trend throughout the United States that when a custodial parent is seeking to relocate outside of the state with a child, the best interest of the child standard should apply.
By David Bliven
This article addresses some deficiencies in reviewing separation or settlement agreements done in divorce cases, and recommends various clauses that practitioners may implement in their own practices.
Analysis of a case in which the Eighth Circuit reversed the confirmation by the Board of Immigration Appeals of a deportation order because the Immigration Judge’s finding of a fraudulent marriage was not based on proper evidence.