It is premature to assure what, if anything, will be included or not, in the event "alimony reform," passes. To date, there is no indication whether any "alimony reform" will become controlling law. If the legislation as proposed was adopted by the State the purpose behind the law is to set a formula for the calculation of alimony, similar to that which exist for setting child support, so as to eliminate the need to litigate the issue, i.e a marriage of a certain length of time with each party current earning $x a year will result in alimony of "x" months at the rate of $x a month.
It is likely that the language within the revised law will still include a reference to "marital lifestyle," but the pratical effect of the "reform" if it passes as currently written will be the use and application of the "formula."
Kenneth A. White, Esq.
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There is no way of knowing what would happen.
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