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Category Archives: Child Custody

What is included in NJ child support?

Experienced Family Law Attorneys providing counsel in Child Support Cases in Westfield, Elizabeth, Union, Linden, and the greater Union County area Child Support in the New Jersey area is a topic associated with Child Custody and Post-Divorce Proceedings that keeps surfacing and can be sometimes misunderstood. When this is broken down even further into what is included, more… 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

Child Emancipation in Union NJ

Child emancipation is the process of legally declaring a child an independent adult.   It may take many different forms depending on the unique circumstances of both the child and/or their guardians. Cases of child emancipation may mean big changes to existing legal agreements in the area of divorce and child support. Though in New Jersey… 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

Parenting Time and Visitation in Child Custody Agreements Union County, NJ

Child custody agreements are not nearly as simple as one might imagine. There are complicating factors including residential custody, legal custody, as well as parenting time and visitation. The latter is something which many co-parents might overlook without consulting with a qualified family law attorney. Parenting time may also have a material impact on other legal considerations including child… Continue Reading

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