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How to Divide the Family Home in a Divorce

Property division can be among the most complicated aspects of divorce proceedings. New Jersey courts apply the rule of equitable distribution, which means they divide marital property in a manner that is fair, just and reasonable under the circumstances. In many cases, the marital home is the couple’s largest and most valuable asset. In addition, Read More

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NJ Supreme Court Clarifies Alimony Termination Based on Cohabitation

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is financial assistance paid after a divorce by one spouse to another based on need. Spousal support can be for a fixed number of years or can be permanent in certain cases. However, alimony ends early if the recipient spouse remarries or cohabitates with a romantic partner. Proving cohabitation Read More

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What Is Open Durational Alimony and When Is it Available?

In 2014, New Jersey changed the structure of post-divorce alimony awards. Instead of traditional permanent alimony, courts now grant open durational alimony, which is meant to be a more flexible arrangement. This type of spousal support does not have a fixed end date. Rather, it ends when the parties agree, when the court enters an Read More

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Hurdles to Expect When Divorcing a Narcissist

One of the defining characteristics of narcissists is that they manipulate other people for their own personal gain, oblivious to the harm they inflict. Divorcing a narcissist can thus be incredibly stressful and difficult. You may feel scared, overwhelmed and stressed. Whether your spouse has been diagnosed as a narcissist or just exhibits such behavior, Read More

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Deciding on “Pet Custody” in a New Jersey Divorce

Pets hold a special place in many of our hearts. For some people, they are akin to family members or best friends. During a divorce or separation, deciding who gets a beloved pet can be challenging, especially when the parties aren’t on amicable terms. Unfortunately, there is no such principle as “pet custody” in New Read More

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Perils of Filing for Bankruptcy While Divorcing

Divorce and bankruptcy sometimes go hand in hand. Marital problems are often caused at least in part by financial stressors. Many couples experiencing marital problems also bear a heavy debt load and are considering filing for bankruptcy relief, either before or after the divorce proceedings. The timing of the two legal matters — and whether Read More

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How Does New Jersey Divide Complex Assets in a Divorce?

If you’re facing a divorce, you likely have many questions about how your life will look going forward. One concern at the center of most every divorce is the division of marital assets. This is an even more important consideration if there are complex assets involved. In a New Jersey divorce, marital assets are subject Read More

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Why Are High-Net-Worth Divorces More Complicated?

When married couples split up, their property is also divided, and this generally becomes more contentious when there is major wealth at stake. If you have over one million dollars in net worth, you are facing what is known as a high-net-worth divorce. While the court procedure is the same as for any contested divorce, Read More

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Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new economic Read More

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Somerset Divorce Lawyers: How to Financially Prepare for Divorce

When a couple marries, it is very common for one partner to assume most of the responsibility for handling the household finances. This arrangement can be convenient when things are going well; but when a divorce is imminent, it can leave one spouse wondering how they will ever get a fair share of the assets Read More

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