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Alimony reduction / termination in nj

Shrewsbury, NJ |

My friend has been divorced for 11 years and has been paying "lifetime alimony". He has always been emplyed in the automotive industry as a general salesmanager / F & I man. This industry is in crisis and my friend lost his job as a result of the economic situation. What are his chances of success in requesting a reduction / termination in his alimony payments. The ex-wife is working and her home is paid for. She is an alcoholic. They both live in NJ.

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Changes in support are governed by a change of circumstances standard. Typically when someone loses a job, they have to make a good faith, documented effort to seek new employment before they could possibly be entitled to relief. I have recently addresed these issues on our firm's New Jersey Family Blog. The address of the post is:
http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/2008/10/articles/alimony/its-the-economy-where-the-law-and-reality-may-collide-in-future-postjudgment-motions-caused-by-job-loss/