TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senators Loretta Weinberg and Fred H. Madden which revises New Jersey’s alimony and inheritance laws to ensure that persons found guilty of abuse, murder and other related crimes are unable to receive financial rewards has been signed into law.
“This law corrects several major injustices that have occurred over the past years,” said Senator Weinberg, D-Bergen. “It is incomprehensible that one should have to pay alimony to a spouse who murdered their child, or give up half of their property to a wife who hired a hit man to kill them. Although, the courts were following the law, I wish I’d never had to sponsor and pass this bill.”
“The notion that a person can physically harm or even take the life of a spouse, and then expect to receive alimony or an inheritance payment is completely unconscionable,” said Senator Madden, D-Camden and Gloucester. “This law will send a crystal clear message that New Jersey will no longer allow these criminals to use the legal system to do even further harm to victims and their families.”