N.J.'s alimony law gets an update

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TRENTON — New Jersey’s alimony law — derided by many as archaic — is getting an update.

Gov. Chris Christie's office announced tonight that he signed a bill (A845) that would make significant changes to alimony, though critics have said it doesn’t go far enough.

The law Christie just signed applies mainly to future divorces, though it does allow a “rebuttable presumption” that alimony payments will end once the ex-spouse paying them reaches the “full retirement age” of 67.


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