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Making decisions regarding uncontested divorce

Most couples who seek an end to their marriages want to do so as swiftly and cost effectively as possible. When divorcing, spouses typically face a great number of decisions regarding their future lifestyles and the care and upbringing of children, if they have any. There are various types of divorce; choosing which one best suits a particular situation may best be determined through experienced legal guidance.

Can cohabitation lead to loss of alimony in NJ? Court says yes.

New Jersey's Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a case questioning whether or not an ex spouse's cohabitation after a divorce could result in the loss of alimony payments. Ultimately, the court decided that in this case, cohabitation could lead to a loss of alimony.

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.

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