DIVORCE SETTLEMENTS IN NEW JERSEY REFORMS AND PERCEPTIONS

Posted at 12:01 am June 11, 1995, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

The New Jersey State Legislature is currently discussing a range of different reforms for divorce settlements. Two of the six possible reforms reviewed by state residents get overwhelming approval: 9-in-10 support giving both parents equal access to their children’s records, and 8-in-10 approve of requiring divorcing parents to develop a parenting plan. Also, a majority of New Jerseyans approve of having penalties for parents who interfere with the visitation rights of the noncustodial parent (66%), including alimony as part of the custodial parent’s income before deciding on the amount of child support payments (59%), and allowing alimony to be directly withdrawn from the non-custodial parent’s paycheck (57%). Less than a majority — about 1-in-3 — state residents approve of automatically cutting off child support payments at age 18 even if the child is attending college.

 

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