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New Jersey courts divide assets during divorce through the process of equitable division. This means that in order to divide your luxury assets, you will have to know their true values. Read on to learn more about the process. How are Assets Valued? In many cases, you cannot rely on your spouse to tell you the true value of an asset. In many cases, your spouse may attempt to undervalue an asset in order to…
The last thing you want when getting divorced is a difficult process. Regardless of why your marriage is ending, you likely want your divorce process to go as smoothly as possible. Every divorce is different, and there is no way to ensure a low-conflict divorce. But, there are some important steps you can take to help. Read on to learn more. How to Achieve a Low-Conflict Divorce? Practice acceptance. One thing to focus on when…
If you and your child’s parent have split up, you are most likely wondering about the legal aspects of your situation. You are likely wondering about child support and child custody, among other things. Luckily, New Jersey courts have a system in place in order to handle these arrangements. Read on to learn more about child support for unmarried parents in New Jersey. How Is Custody Determined for Unmarried Parents in New Jersey? Custody plays…
When a couple gets divorced, there are a lot of different matters that will need to be worked out. You may agree upon certain child support, child custody, and alimony arrangements. But, as your life and circumstances change, these arrangements may no longer work. In a case like this, you may need to request a post-divorce modification. Read on to learn more about post-divorce modifications in New Jersey. What Can be Modified? The following agreements…
Adultery is an incredible betrayal. If your spouse has committed adultery, you may be looking into your divorce options. Read on to learn more about how adultery may affect the outcome of your New Jersey divorce. What Are New Jersey’s Grounds for Divorce? When going through a divorce in New Jersey, spouses can cite “fault” or “no-fault” grounds as reasoning for their divorce. In the event of physical separation for 18 consecutive months or…
Marriages do not always end well. Unfortunately, young children can easily become involved in a messy divorce. In some cases, a parent will engage in parental alienation. This means that the parent is actively attempting to interfere with the child’s relationship with their other parent. This is dangerous and can cause significant harm to a child. As a result, it is important that you are aware of parental alienation, what it looks like, and what…
Do you have questions regarding child support in New Jersey? Read on for more information about some of the most commonly asked questions. How Does the Court Determine the Amount of Child Support Payments? When a court determines child support, there are a lot of different factors that are taken into account. Some of these factors include: The child custody arrangement you and your spouse currently have in place Your child’s needs You and your…
When a couple gets divorced, child custody is often the most important matter to determine. As a result, it is taken very seriously by the court. When determining custody, the goal is to ensure that the child’s standard of living is the same, or better, than before the divorce. Relationships can seriously impact the child’s standard of living. For example, if a child has a close relationship with a grandparent and can no longer see…
In New Jersey, both parents have a legal obligation to support their children financially. As a result, child support is taken very seriously. It is carefully calculated and can be legally enforced by the court if it is not paid. Generally, child support will be paid to the custodial parent by the non-custodial parent. The custodial parent has the child for more of the time, therefore spending more money on the child. Read on to…
Today, many people are out of work. This can be especially difficult for those who have to pay child support. So, do you still have to pay child support if you have lost your job? Read on to learn more about modifying child support in the event of unemployment. How is Child Support Determined? When a court determines child support, there are a lot of different factors that are taken into account. Some of these…