Going through a divorce in New Jersey is not easy. It is often compounded by the financial strain it can put on you. This is especially true if in the process of the divorce the judge orders you to pay alimony. Luckily, this state has had some recent reform in this area. According to the official website for the state of New Jersey, the law changes on September 10, 2014, in regards to the length of time you have to pay alimony. Those who had court orders prior to the change date still follow the old rules unless there has been a modification to your agreement, you may follow the new guidelines.