LeTip of Denville meeting January 14, 2106

We had our regular Thursday morning meeting at St. Francis Residential Community in Denville

In attendance:
Rudy Riveron (ReMax Realty) – Chapter President
Scott Goldstein (Law office of Scott Goldstein) – Membership Chair
John Tully (dsm-llc)
Fred Ayers (Ayers Chevrolet)
Joe Nugent (Prudential)
Bill Shuler (Henry O’Baker)
Mike McCurdy (Shawnee Construction)
Jeff Jones (AmeriSource)
Glen Guzzi (Elite Title)
Denise Nicudemis (Liberty Mutual)
Ivette Alvarez (Einhorn Harris)
Daren Clancy (Fit 2 Go)
Marianne Jones (Millenium)

Absences
Dan Linkletter (Tri-State Computer Solutions)
Kevin Dulio (Native Fields Landscaping) – Vice-President
Russell Guagenti (Guagenti & Associates)– Treasurer
Joe Troy (Ameriprise) – Tip Master
Steve Severud (Law office of Stephen N Severud)
Gerson Contreras (Union County Contractors)

Rudy opened the meeting at 7:16am. Both Fred Ayers and Joe Nugent announced their “formal” retirement from the group. We subsequently found that Jay Olsen (Electrician) is also leaving the group.

Our speaker for the day was Ivette Alvarez of Einhorn Harris.

Ivette Alvarez addressing the group

Ivette talked about alimony in New Jersey. Recent changes to the statute has provided more guidance to attorneys. The phrase “permanent” has been changed to “open duration”. Any marriage over 20 years is regarded still as permanent – marriage lengths shorter than 20 years carry alimony for the equivalent to the length of the marriage.

“Permanent” means permanent until re-marriage so many people try to get around this by not re-marrying. Palimony is recognized in NJ but is based on a “promise to support”.

Ivette’s talk ended with questions from the audience.

Posted by John Tully

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