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August 2017 Archives

What happens to an inheritance in case of divorce?

An inheritance does not form part of the joint property of a married couple. Therefore, in simplistic terms, it would mean that, in case of a divorce, a person's inheritance will not be seen as communal marital property. Legally, an inheritance belongs to the recipient, if it is kept separate from a couple's other assets in New Jersey.

Child custody and child support: Strategies to make it work

Parents generally want what is best for their children. This wish of parents does not change after a divorce. Non-custodial parents may feel that their child custody agreements do not allow them enough opportunities to have a positive impact on the lives of their children.

Divorce from a mentally ill partner: What to consider?

The saying "love is blind" is often very true. When one gets married, one seems to be blind to any warning signs or faults of the other person. As time goes by, these warning signs may point to something much more ominous, and divorce may become an option. This situation may be especially true in cases of mental illnesses, as signs may only emerge later in the marriage.  

Does spousal support have to stay constant?

It is a fact of life that nothing is constant and that one's circumstances can change at any moment. Spousal support, if any, is established by using the financial figures supplied during divorce proceedings. New Jersey divorcees may be glad to know that an application can be made to a divorce court to alter the order for support should their financial position change.

Investigation hidden assets in a divorce can be challenging

Whenever a New Jersey couple considers ending their marriage, it would only be natural for both spouses to feel vulnerable. This is an emotional time, and it is not uncommon for one party to suspect the other of hiding assets -- particularly if it is a high-asset divorce. Although suspicions may be unfounded, it might be worth investigating.

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