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Category Archives: division of assets

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

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

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

Equitable Division of Business Assets During Divorce

During the course of divorce proceedings, all assets or debts accrued during the marriage must be divided. Business assets, owned businesses, and investments are no exception. However, owned business property division has the potential to be quite complicated when considering the many variables involved. A qualified and experienced divorce attorney will be able to help couples navigate the equitable… Continue Reading

Will my Grounds for Divorce Impact the Terms of my Divorce Settlement?

New Jersey divorce law can be quite confusing. As part of the divorce process, couples or individuals must decide to file a no fault or fault divorce, which allows both parties to state the reasons they are filing for divorce, otherwise known as the grounds for divorce. For no fault divorce, grounds for divorce will not “fault” one… Continue Reading

What are my Options if my Spouse Doesn’t Want a Divorce?

A commonly asked question when it comes to New Jersey divorce is: can I get a divorce if my spouse does not want one? The simple answer is yes, it is absolutely possible to successfully file for and be granted a legal divorce with or without the cooperation of a spouse. However, it is important… Continue Reading

Dividing Debt During Divorce

A major part of many divorce proceedings for New Jersey spouses is the issue of property division. The equitable distribution of marital assets can be a long and legally complex process, often involving owned real estate, business assets, retirement assets, and much more. What is often forgotten during this process is the division of existing debt. Most American families… Continue Reading

The Impact of Divorce on Mental and Physical Health

When navigating a life-altering event such as a divorce, most individuals experience a series of physical, psychological, and emotional changes which can have a dramatic impact on overall health. According to the American Institute of Stress, divorce is the second most stressful life event many of us face, only coming in behind the death of a spouse.… Continue Reading

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