answered on Apr 10, 2023
It depends. Was the pension distributed in your Marital Settlement Agreement or Judgment of Divorce? Did you have a QDRO prepared after your divorce, to divide your interest in the pension? Did the pension plan allow for a beneficiary in case of his death? Did your ex-spouse select a pension option... Read more »
My husband and I have cross-TROs against each other for an incident that occurred on Feb. 17. We now have cross-simple assault charges as well. I have a lawyer for the TRO and simple assault charge where I'm the defendant. Should I secure counsel for the simple assault case where I am the... Read more »
answered on Mar 24, 2023
On the simple assault case that is a criminal matter against your husband, you are not the plaintiff. Criminal matters are between the State and defendants, so the matter should be entitled: The State of New Jersey v. Your Husband. Those matters are prosecuted by state prosecutors. You will be a... Read more »
equitable distribution since we know what we want. Do we put these details in the complaint or a document afterwards? Confused over the detail of wording that needs to be present in form 1D. Example, do we list the account info for the 401k to be transferred? Details about the mortgage debt? When... Read more »
answered on Feb 21, 2023
You would really be assisted by hiring an attorney here. An attorney could record everything into a martial settlement agreement as your proposal, submit that agreement to the other party who would be invited to review it with her own attorney, and then once it is signed you would just put through... Read more »
My son broke up with his girlfriend and now she is planning on moving out of state to live with her family and is taking their child with her even though he's tried talking to her about it saying he doesn't want that to happen because he will never see him. He can't even see his son... Read more »
answered on Oct 12, 2022
Tell him to retain a qualified family law attorney:
N.J.S.A. 9:2-2 states the following:
When the Superior Court has jurisdiction over the custody and maintenance of the minor children of parents divorced, separated or living separate, and such children are natives of this State, or... Read more »
My brother is divorced from his wife. They were married for over 20 years. He pays her monthly alimony. She has been living with another man for over 5 year. They travel together, her mail goes to his house and they tell everyone they are married. When her son asked her why they just... Read more »
answered on Mar 29, 2023
Alimony can be suspended or terminated in the event that the recipient is cohabitating with someone in a relationship akin to marriage. These are complex cases that require a careful approach. Your brother should have a consultation with a qualified matrimonial attorney immediately.
I am very involved in his life. My ex is considered the custodial parent. My Son is struggling bad, extreme, with anxiety. He only has issues while he is at his Mom's house. He has 0 issues when he is with me. Regarding the same things. Brushing his teeth, etc. Basic things.... Read more »
answered on Mar 28, 2022
As his father, of course you have legal standing to bring a request to modify custody and parenting time to the Court - but your questions really isn't about legal standing. You want to know whether you will be successful against a stubborn adversary who isn't willing to see things the... Read more »
My daughter just turn 19
answered on Mar 17, 2022
Typically a child remains unemancipated for support purposes if he/she is a full time college student until age 23. Often child support is recalculated around the time a child lives away at college on campus, as the child support guidelines only apply to children residing at home with a parent.... Read more »
We have shared custody but she lives with me. I also have health issues and the weather will be helpful for me.
answered on Feb 28, 2022
You either need the written consent of the other parent, or a court order permitting you to relocate with the child out of state. If you don't have the other parent's consent, then I strongly suggest you consult with a qualified family law attorney.
2 yrs of college left, and I got lucky with stocks, can I keep that away from $ hungry Ex. Or not?
answered on Dec 16, 2021
Child support is the right of the child, not "the money hungry Ex." That said, child support is driven by income, not assets. If the money you made from the stock market were to factor into a child support calculation, a reasonable rate of income derived from the investment of those gains... Read more »
We are not married but i have been the father to her child since she was 2. She has custody of her but if she passes before we get married i want to know what to do to keep her with me and her brother with my fiancé.
answered on Oct 8, 2021
I think I understand your question to mean that you have been raising the child of your significant other for some time, and now you are facing a situation in which your significant other may pass away. Your question is highly complex, and a lot would depend on whether the other parent of the child... Read more »
What are the next steps?
answered on Sep 7, 2021
It depends on what may be stated in your settlement agreement or judgment of divorce. I recommend that you bring your divorce documents to a qualified family law attorney to review and advise of your options.
His mother has neglected to inform me of my sons address, doctors and their locations, school etc for years. The last overnight I had with him was March 10th 2020, upon covid I hadn't seen him till June 27th 2021
Hello! My 9 years old refuses to go overnight with her dad every other weekend. Last weekend she went forced by her dad”s attorney intimidating letter. I have to pick her up a 3:30 am she couldn’t sleep, she said she was scare but she doesn’t say of what. When we get home she went to sleep... Read more »
answered on Jul 25, 2021
It's impossible to give you advice about your situation in this type of forum. Family law attorneys see a whole spectrum of broken family dynamics. In some cases, children have legitimate fear of one parent for legitimate reasons. In other cases, children pick up cues and/or are manipulated by... Read more »
She also sent me a letter for me to sign saying I do not contest whats written in the complaint and also that I wave the time I'm aloud to respond to this complaint. My problem and question is if I sign this letter can she go and change the complaint since she would have my signature saying... Read more »
answered on Jul 23, 2021
The problem is what is in her request for judgment and whether you have all potential disputes resolved. If you have any outstanding disputes (child custody/support, alimony, equitable distribution of assets and/or debts), then you have to be very, very careful about what you sign. You should... Read more »
I know the parent has a right to refuse grandparents time, but I also thought legally I can’t discuss extra time out of my court ordered agreement considering my daughters father lives at his mothers house (where parenting time takes place). Plus I don’t trust the mother as she could be asking... Read more »
answered on Jul 23, 2021
There is no particular "legal" way to decline the request. I would just recommend keeping any communication that you have with her (which you are not required to have in the first place) as short and simple as possible, without any judgmental or confrontational statements.
Divorce papers state 18 if not attending school after high school
answered on Jul 16, 2021
If the case is being administrated by the probation department, there is supposed to be issued documents prior to the child's 18th birthday asking the custodial parent for documentation of college enrollment, or other information that would continue child support beyond the child's 18th... Read more »
answered on Jul 2, 2021
Until you have a new order, the outstanding order is in effect. The jurisdiction of which court would be the right forum to modify your custody order would depend on where you, the mother of the child, and the child presently resides. If you need to update the order or don't know if you need... Read more »
answered on Jun 28, 2021
This is a non-exclusive list of the factors the family court is supposed to consider when faced with this issue:
(1) whether the parent, if still living with the child, would have contributed toward the costs of the requested higher education;
(2) the effect of the background,... Read more »
She was ordered yo give him $$ from her 401k. When lawyer dispensed escrow $. He was to give to him then. He didn’t. Now he says she wants 3/21 pension share that she was normally receiving. $$ came a week after he passed and i put i to bank. Lawyer now not returning my calls, e-mails, etc.... Read more »
answered on Jun 17, 2021
I would reach out to an attorney who handles estates matters. I sounds like your son's estate probably has a claim against his former spouse for the funds that were supposed to be transferred to him pursuant to the divorce decree.
I don't understand the part of your question... Read more »
answered on Jun 15, 2021
Contact the Surrogate’s Office of the county where the deceased person lived.
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