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New Jersey Alimony Reform Web Design
1092 St. Georges Ave. #141
Rahway , New Jersey 07065
United States

Company Description: New Jersey Alimony Reform (NJAR) is a group of women and men dedicated to changing New Jersey's harsh and outdated alimony laws to be fair and reasonable. Today's...   more

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"It's an amazing first step to ..., 22 Sept 2015 [cached]
"It's an amazing first step to bring alimony laws in 21st century," said Thomas Leustek, founder of New Jersey Alimony Reform, a group that lobbied for the changes.
"Alimony is no longer forever," Leustek said.
"If you lost your job and you had to continue making $3,000 payments but had no money coming in, that's a pretty frightening prospect," Leustek said.
Group proposes alimony changes - New Jersey Alimony Reform, 15 Feb 2014 [cached]
The system has created extreme hardships, said Tom Leustek, president and co-founder of New Jersey Alimony Reform.
The system has created extreme hardships, ... [cached]
The system has created extreme hardships, said Tom Leustek, president and co-founder of New Jersey Alimony Reform.
Leustek said he's collecting "horror" stories to share with lawmakers here. For example: A computer analyst lost his job at 65 and spent down retirement assets on legal bills trying to eliminate, to no avail, a permanent $3,000-a-month alimony.
Alimony laws in many states were passed to aid lower-earning spouses, a tradeoff when careers were sacrificed for families. But some of the ground rules were established decades ago.
Leustek said his group incorporated as a not-for-profit in August and membership is expected to reach 1,000 by year's end.
"Now there's some hope for people being treated unfairly. Massachusetts is the game-changer," said Leustek, a Rutgers University professor of molecular biology. "It is becoming a growing movement to make alimony fairer and more equitable in the states where changes are needed."
The new Massachusetts law allows for many of those paying alimony to stop upon retirement and otherwise sets term limits, with alimony payments required for at least half of the length of a marriage.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 97 percent of those receiving alimony payments are women, but Leustek said the changes are "gender-neutral."
"We're interested in what's fair," he said. "We have women who are members."
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Leustek said New Jersey statutes "are extremely vague on alimony, so it's left up to judges to decide just about every aspect."
Leustek's group isn't advocating changes in child support.
Thomas Leustek, president of ..., 27 Oct 2014 [cached]
Thomas Leustek, president of New Jersey Alimony Reform, said the bill was "much less than what we were hoping for" but that he supported it.
Photo of Tom ..., 26 May 2013 [cached]
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