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Category Archives: Divorce Articles

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

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

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

Will I Lose my Home my Essex County Divorce?

Many of our Union County divorce clients come to us concerned over losing their home in the divorce settlement agreement. Understandably, individuals who owned a home or property prior to their marriage wish to retain possession of those properties after their divorce. However, there is no easy or definitive answer to the question “Will I… 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

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