Alimony and Parole Appeals for the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court announced that it has granted certification in two new appeals. One involves an issue of alimony. The other addresses conditions on parole.

The alimony case is Cardall v. Cardall. The question presented, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s office, is “What quantum of evidence, including evidence about intertwined finances, is required to make a prima facie showing of cohabitation in support of a motion to terminate alimony?” In an unpublished opinion by a three-judge Appellate Division panel, that court affirmed a ruling by the Family Part that defendant, who sought to prove cohabitation, had not adduced evidence sufficient to do so.

In Williams v. New Jersey State Parole Bd., the question presented is “Can the State Parole Board impose a special condition mandating participation in a residential treatment program if an inmate is entitled to administrative parole release under the Earn Your Way Out Act?” The Appellate Division, in an unpublished opinion by a three-judge panel, affirmed the imposition of the parole condition in question.