Divorce

Interfering with Employment may be an act of Domestic Violence

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Blog, Divorce | 0 comments

Interfering with Employment may be an act of Domestic Violence

Interfering with Employment may be an act of Domestic Violence An Ocean County trial court judge has recently ruled that interfering with someone’s employment could be considered an act of domestic violence pursuant to the statute. In C.G. v. E.G., a woman returned to work as a restaurant waitress after her separation from her husband. Subsequently, her then ex-husband began sending her text messages threatening to interfere with her job and he called her workplace in an effort to have her terminated. In this unpublished opinion, Judge Jones concluded that an act of domestic violence...

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How can I be sure that the life insurance has not been changed?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Alimony & Child Support, Blog, Divorce | 0 comments

How can I be sure that the life insurance has not been changed?

How can I be sure that the life insurance has not been changed? In the event that there is an alimony and/or child support obligation there should also be a requirement for life insurance to remain in place to secure the support obligation(s). There are also some situations where life insurance is used as security for asset protection such as retirement benefits. The reason for this should be obvious – for protection. The language in the divorce agreement or decree will typically have the following mandates: (a) the designation of a beneficiary; (b) the amount of the death benefit; and...

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The Case Information Statement Budget

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Alimony & Child Support, Blog, Divorce | 0 comments

The Case Information Statement Budget

The Case Information Statement Budget The Case Information Statement (hereinafter "CIS") is a financial disclosure document that must be filed (and kept updated) as part of a divorce proceeding or as part of any court application seeking to address support-related issues. There is a uniform CIS that is to be utilized statewide in all matters. The information included in the CIS summarizes one’s income, expenses, assets and liabilities. For most people the most difficult part of preparing their CIS is the monthly budget of expenses, which is found on pages six and seven of the...

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I am getting a divorce- what do we do with the marital home?

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Blog, Divorce, Equitable Distibution | 0 comments

I am getting a divorce- what do we do with the marital home?

I am getting a divorce- what do we do with the marital home? For many couples the marital home is their most valuable asset. As a result, one of the most important decisions that needs to be made is what to do with the property as part of the divorce. This article is going to address the most common ways to address this issue, as well as some of the details that should be considered when making such decisions. One option is to sell the house. There are many litigants who believe that saying in their divorce agreement that the house will be sold with the proceeds divided is satisfactory. The...

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A Checklist of Issues for Your Divorce Agreement Discussions

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in Blog, Divorce | 0 comments

A Checklist of Issues for Your Divorce Agreement Discussions

A Checklist of Issues for Your Divorce Agreement Discussions As with many things in life, proper planning is key when thinking about divorce. This article is directed to those of you who have either started discussing divorce with your spouse or are thinking about having such a discussion. Many times prospective clients come to us with the following statement "we have reached an agreement." More often than not we find that while the major issues were discussed, there are a host of other issues that were not discussed. The details are important, especially to avoid issues down the...

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How much does it cost to get divorced?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Blog, Divorce | 0 comments

How much does it cost to get divorced?

How much does it cost to get divorced? One of the most frequent questions posed to divorce attorneys is how much will it cost in legal fees to get divorced. The absolute reality is that there is no concrete answer to that question. The only correct answer that can be given is that it depends on the particular circumstances of your case. By way of background, there are two main ways in which attorneys are paid for their time to represent someone in a divorce case. Typically the attorney is paid an initial retainer, which represents monies placed into a trust account. Lawyers have an hourly...

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