Landers v. Landers, 444 N.J. Super. 315 (App. Div. 2016).  This opinion by Judge Lihotz addresses when alimony can be changed due to the retirement of the spouse obligated to pay that alimony.  In 2014, the statute governing alimony was amended to add a new section (j) to N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23.  That new section “lists objective considerations a judge must examine and weigh when reviewing an obligor’s request to modify or terminate alimony when an obligor retires.”  A good f

Chief Justice Rabner has issued the General Assignment Order for 2015-16.  The full Order, whose assignments take effect on September 1, 2015, can be viewed here.

As far as the Appellate Division goes, the General Assignment Order shows that Judge Messano will continue as Presiding Judge for Administration, while Judge Sabatino will serve as Deputy Presiding Judge for Administration.  The Presiding Judges of the eight Appellate Division Parts will be the same as this past year.  They are Judg

My three-week trial ended late last week, with a successful jury verdict.  But June was a very busy month in the world of New Jersey appellate practice, with numerous important decisions by the federal and state appellate courts.  Some of the more significant cases were: