P.L. 1997, CHAPTER 301, approved January 8, 1998

Assembly, No. 79 (First Reprint)






An Act concerning alimony and amending N.J.S.2A:34-25.


    Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:


    1. N.J.S.2A:34-25 is amended to read as follows:

    2A:34-25. If after the judgment of divorce a former spouse shall remarry, permanent alimony shall terminate as of the date of remarriage except that any arrearages that have accrued prior to the date of remarriage shall not be vacated or annulled. A former spouse who remarries shall 1[immediately] promptly1 so inform the spouse paying permanent alimony 1as well as the collecting agency, if any1 . The court 1[shall] may1 order 1[an]such1 alimony recipient who fails to comply with the notification provision of this act to pay any 1reasonable1 attorney fees and court costs incurred by the recipient's former spouse as a result of such non-compliance.

    The remarriage of a former spouse receiving rehabilitative alimony shall not be cause for termination of the rehabilitative alimony by the court unless the court finds that the circumstances upon which the award was based have not occurred or unless the payer spouse demonstrates an agreement or good cause to the contrary.

    Alimony shall terminate upon the death of the payer spouse, except that any arrearages that have accrued prior to the date of the payer spouse's death shall not be vacated or annulled.

    Nothing in this act shall be construed to prohibit a court from ordering either spouse to maintain life insurance for the protection of the former spouse or the children of the marriage in the event of the payer spouse's death.

(cf: P.L.1988, c.153, s.7)


    2. This act shall take effect immediately.


Requires notification of re-marriage by ex-spouse receiving alimony.