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Category Archives: Alimony

The Different Types of Alimony in New Jersey

During many Union County divorces, one of the key issues that will need to be decided is that of alimony and spousal support. Alimony is awarded in a wide variety of scenarios to spouses who traditionall have relied on the other spouse for financial support. Different from child support, there are no strict guidelines for… Continue Reading

Getting Divorced in New Jersey-Do you need to prove“Fault”?

In New Jersey almost every case proceeds on a no-fault basis, even though on occasion a spouse may want to proceed on claims of adultery, extreme cruelty, or another fault-based ground. Most divorces in New Jersey are filed as no-fault under the category of irreconcilable differences.The law recognizes that after six months of such differences,… Continue Reading

Implications of the Most Recent Tax Code on Child Support

Linden Family Lawyer serving clients with child support claims across Union County New Jersey law regarding child support boils down to the fact that both parents have a financial obligation to support their children. However, that is where the simplicity ends on this often complicated and contentious issue. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, it… Continue Reading

Loss of Employment and Alimony Reductions

New Jersey’s Alimony laws allow for changes to alimony and spousal support agreements when certain circumstances change significantly, and permanently. One of these such changes is the loss of employment of the supporting party. Lawmakers understand the burdens any loss of job can place upon an individual, and as such allow these individuals to petition… Continue Reading

The Impact of Cohabitation on Alimony Linden NJ

Subsequent to divorce, people often move on to new relationships. However, living with a new partner can cause complications to an existing alimony proceedings.  Cohabitation and its effects on alimony is habitually one of the most difficult family law issues to sort through. The different types of alimony can make it confusing in some cases but generally speaking, the payer of… Continue Reading

Family Law Appeals Lawyer Plainfield, NJ

New Jersey Family Law Courts frequently rule on complex legal issues such as divorce, child support, alimony and spousal support, child custody, division of assets and more. In the majority of cases, these rulings are legal, fair, and proper. However, there are situations in which the court system renders a judgement which is not legally justified or fundamentally unfair. When… Continue Reading

Divorce Settlement Agreements in Union County, NJ

The New Jersey divorce process can be quite complicated depending on the situation of the divorcing spouses, their families, and their financial situation. One of the primary concerns for the majority of divorce proceedings is coming to a legal and enforceable divorce settlement agreement. These agreements are where spouses can lay out the terms of their divorce… Continue Reading

Contesting Prenuptial Agreements in Union County, NJ

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are frequently used marital agreements which allow spouses to control their marriage and the terms of their potential divorce. However, not all prenuptial agreements are created equal. The state of New Jersey has a very specific set of guidelines which govern how legal marital agreements must be drafted, signed, and what terms may… Continue Reading

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