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April 2016 Archives

Summer often signals changes to custody and visitation agreements

As the month of April draws to a close, school children in and around Jersey City are counting down the few short weeks until school is officially out and summer vacation begins. For kids, summer is typically thought of as a time for fun. For parents, the summer months can present many logistical challenges as decisions must be made about how and where a child will spend his or her days. For divorced parents, the summer months can be particularly difficult as schedule changes are likely to also necessitate changes to an existing school-year custody and visitation agreement.

FAQ about alimony in New Jersey

Getting a divorce is never easy. Couples in this situation are ending more than just a marriage; they are also ending a financial partnership. This partnership looks different in every relationship. In some cases, both partners were able to pursue their professional aspirations to the fullest and are now making fairly equal salaries. More commonly, one partner has given up a great deal in order to support the other's professional development. In these cases, alimony, also known as spousal support, may be available.

Divorce and pet custody disputes

Statistics show that approximately 62 percent of U.S. households have at least one pet. In many cases, a beloved dog or cat is considered to be an integral and important part of the family. Given the amount of time and money people spend with and on their pets, it's not surprising that disputes over who should retain custody of a pet frequently erupt between divorcing spouses.

Divorce and hiding assets

Going through a divorce is stressful and, unfortunately, can bring out the worst in some people. For most divorcing couples, matters related to the division of marital assets and shared belongings are among the most hotly debated and contested issues. In New Jersey, martial assets are divided in a divorce under the legal principle known as equitable distribution. In a nutshell, this means that a judge will work to ensure that assets are divided in a fair, but not necessarily equal, manner.

A look at default divorce in New Jersey

If you're like some of our readers here in Jersey City, you may know someone who was served with court papers indicating that they would be going through a default divorce. For a lot of people, this process is unknown and rarely considered because it does not fit with our preconceived notion of how the divorce process should go. That's why, in today's post, we're going to look at what default divorce is.

Why do I need an attorney for my child support modification?

Looking back on your life, it might be shocking to recognize the many twists and turns your finances have taken. From changing jobs to getting promoted to facing serious credit card debt, you've had to weather a virtual storm of monetary changes. Things will be no different, then, after your divorce.

Can my ex move my child out of New Jersey?

Our world is ever-shrinking. By virtue of the Internet and all forms of digital connectivity, people are finding it easier to locate job opportunities and new relationships far across the state, the country and even the world. With a parenting plan in place, however, moving from one state to another is simply not as easy as you might think.

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