Same-sex couples enjoy the right to get married. In New Jersey, same-sex marriages became legal in 2013, and as of 2015, same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. While that means that same-sex couples can enjoy the legal, financial, and social benefits associated with being legally married, they also experience many of the same[…] Read More
Category: Family Law
What Is the Fastest Way to End a Marriage in New Jersey?
The divorce process can be time-consuming, particularly if you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement on key issues, including child custody and alimony. Often, when a couple has made the decision to divorce, they want to reach an agreement as soon as possible. While that can be difficult, there may be ways[…] Read More
What Is a Gray Divorce?
Gray divorce refers to couples in their 50s, 60s, or older who, after being married for 20-plus years, decide to get divorced. While the overall divorce rate in the United States has declined over the past 20 years, the divorce rate in the over-50 age group has doubled, according to researchers from Bowling Green State[…] Read More
Affording a Divorce in New Jersey
There are a range of options you can pursue if you want to get a divorce in New Jersey. Even if your funds are limited, it is recommended you discuss your case with an experienced divorce lawyer who will protect your legal and financial interests and recommend cost-saving strategies. There are steps you can take[…] Read More
What Does It Mean to File for Divorce?
If you and your spouse are filing for divorce in New Jersey, you have options when it comes to the type of divorce that you pursue. When filing for divorce, you will have to indicate the reason for the end of the marriage in the complaint, officially known as the “grounds” for divorce. New Jersey[…] Read More
What Are the Different Types of Child Custody in New Jersey?
If you are in the process of getting a divorce and have children, resolving child custody issues is a top priority. There are different types of child custody that may be awarded, including legal custody and physical custody. This will determine whether both parents are awarded joint custody or if one parent will have sole[…] Read More
Do You Need to Sell Your Family Home When Divorcing?
Divorcing couples may encounter new situations that are not always easy to plan. There may be child custody, visitation schedules, and property division issues that need to be resolved as the marital relationship dissolves. In some cases, family homes must be sold. Although every divorce is different, there are three general ways family homes can[…] Read More
Will My Inheritance Be Divided in My Divorce in New Jersey?
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
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
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