COVID-19 update: Our office continues to remain open while adhering to CDC guidelines. The courts continue to be operational by conducting Zoom hearings and trials. Mediations and depositions also continue to proceed via electronic means. The courts will NOT be conducting hearings or trials in person for non-essential cases. Those non-essential hearings and trials will continue to be conducted via Zoom through May 2021.
For the third time in four years the alimony debate in the legislature has ended with the status quo being maintained. This means that alimony will remain determined by need and ability to pay, and the duration of alimony will still be presumed to be permanent in the case of long term marriages. This year our legislators put forward a bill that would have changed alimony by instituting a formula for the determination of alimony but the Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Chairman, Rene Garcia decided not to schedule the bill for a hearing because there were “more pressing issues”. Till next year…..