by: Albertina Webb, Esq. Well, other than being legally married to someone, in order to file for a divorce you must have what are called “grounds” for divorce. You only need one, but can have more than one. Grounds are the legal basis in order for one to file and be granted a divorce in … More WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET DIVORCED IN NEW JERSEY?
Getting a divorce can be a very emotional, potentially expensive and draining legal process. Deciding what is to be done with your children, your home and ultimately your new life can be daunting and can spiral out of control. But that does not have to be the case. You have some control over what happens in your … More Divorce Does Not Have To Be Painful
Often times getting the nerve to file the complaint for divorce can take months. After being served with the divorce complaint and find an attorney to represent you and file an answer or counterclaim on your behalf can take another couple of months. Then the bickering really starts as the parties understand that the process … More SETTLING A DIVORCE CAN BE EASY, JUST TRY
Judge Larry Jones, Ocean County Family Court Judge, has issued an unpublished decision regarding the newly amended alimony statute attempting to define when a party can apply to modify or terminate their alimony obligation based on their “prospective” retirement. Judge Jones has said in his decision in Mueller v. Mueller, decided on April 22, 2016 … More Alimony Modifications for Retirement
In a recent opinion of Healing v. Healing, App. Div. April 4, 2016, our Appellate Division made it very clear that the language in the new alimony statute does not modify agreements entered into prior to the date of the new statute. N.J.S.A. 1A:34-23(j)(1), the new alimony statute, states, in part, “There shall be a rebuttable … More Is Permanent Alimony Really Permanent?
If you believe you have been the victim of domestic violence, you should seek a restraining order. If you have been served with a restraining order and believe you did not commit an act of domestic violence, you should seek counseling immediately. The attorneys in our office take great pride in defending and advocating for … More DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRIAL OR CIVIL RESTRAINT
2015 is coming to a close. What this means for many families is fighting over who will spend New Year’s eve versus New Year’s day with their children. It is a continuation of the sorrowful disagreement parties have when they are embroiled in litigation or going through a divorce – cutting the kids in half … More HAPPY NEW YEAR!
If you think you have something to complain about, listen what’s happening in Japan. The highest court in Japan ruled that married women must use their husband’s married name and never be recognized by their birth name. The story, published in the times, is very sad to read in 2015. According to the article, the … More What’s in a name? Everything.
Equitable distribution describes the process that the court uses to fairly distribute all of the things that have been acquired during a marriage. Things are defined in many different terms and can be assets, debt, personal property and any other qualitative items obtained by the parties or one of them, from the date of the marriage, to the … More What is Equitable Distribution and What Does It Have To Do With Your Divorce?