Alimony is typically awarded when one spouse earns substantially more than the other, where the marriage has lasted for several years.
The expansion to the New Jersey Paid Family Leave Program that we wrote about in July has been vetoed by Governor Chris Christie.
Recently, New Jersey took one step closer to expanding our state's 8-year-old paid family leave program when the Assembly passed legislation to improve this law.
Enacted in 2009 as part of the New Jersey Temporary Disability Insurance law, the New Jersey Paid Family Leave law was only the second state legislation - after California - to offer some type of paid family leave. The law allows workers to collect a portion of their pay when they miss work to take care of a newborn, a newly adopted child or a sick relative.