When you and your spouse decide to file for divorce, an important part of the process involves dividing marital property. New Jersey follows the equitable distribution rule, which means that marital property is divided in a way that is fair opposed to equal. However, this only applies to marital property. Separate property, which includes any[…] Read More
Month: March 2023
What If My Spouse Does Not Respond to Divorce Papers?
Oftentimes, when a marriage is no longer working, the one thing that both spouses can agree on is that they should proceed with getting a divorce. In some cases, if one spouse is unwilling to accept the fact that the marriage is over, they may refuse to sign the divorce papers, prolonging the process. While[…] Read More
How to File for Divorce in New Jersey
Divorcing is not an easy decision, and the legal process can feel overwhelming and daunting. But with planning, effort, and patience, you can make the process as smooth as possible. In New Jersey, you have a few options regarding the type of divorce you are most comfortable with, such as: Do I Need a Lawyer[…] Read More
Do I Have a Legal Obligation to Share My Medical Records During a Divorce?
Your medical records may contain very personal information that you are not comfortable sharing with others, but there are instances where you may need to share your records. If you are going through a divorce, and you are concerned that your spouse may use your physical or mental health history against you, it is highly[…] Read More
Is My Spouse’s 401K Subject to the Equitable Distribution Rule?
New Jersey is an equitable distribution state, which means that when a couple divorces, the marital property should be divided fairly, as compared to an automatic 50/50 split. Marital property generally includes anything that you and your spouse earned or acquired over the course of your marriage, including real estate property, vehicles, bank accounts, life[…] Read More