Bill Text - HB451 (2019)

Relative to term and reimbursement alimony.


Revision: Jan. 8, 2019, 9:36 a.m.

HB 451 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0811

05/03

 

HOUSE BILL 451

 

AN ACT relative to term and reimbursement alimony.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. DeSimone, Rock. 14; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock. 5; Rep. Harb, Rock. 14

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill permits the court to use a different ending date in measuring the length of marriage for purposes of determining alimony.  The current law permits the court to use a different beginning or ending date under certain circumstances.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0811

05/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to term and reimbursement alimony.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Term and Reimbursement Alimony.  Amend RSA 458:19-a, III to read as follows:

III.  The maximum duration of term alimony shall be 50 percent of the length of the marriage, unless the parties agree otherwise or the court finds that justice requires an adjustment under paragraph IV.  If justice requires, the court may use a different [beginning or] ending date in measuring the length of the marriage.  Term alimony shall end on the remarriage of the payee, unless the order is based on an agreement of the parties that provides otherwise.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2020.

HB 451 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0811

05/03

 

HOUSE BILL 451

 

AN ACT relative to term and reimbursement alimony.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. DeSimone, Rock. 14; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock. 5; Rep. Harb, Rock. 14

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill permits the court to use a different ending date in measuring the length of marriage for purposes of determining alimony.  The current law permits the court to use a different beginning or ending date under certain circumstances.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0811

05/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to term and reimbursement alimony.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Term and Reimbursement Alimony.  Amend RSA 458:19-a, III to read as follows:

III.  The maximum duration of term alimony shall be 50 percent of the length of the marriage, unless the parties agree otherwise or the court finds that justice requires an adjustment under paragraph IV.  If justice requires, the court may use a different [beginning or] ending date in measuring the length of the marriage.  Term alimony shall end on the remarriage of the payee, unless the order is based on an agreement of the parties that provides otherwise.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2020.