My self and my wife are legally in the USA since 2008, under G4 Visa ( which is a non-resident visa, for working in an international organization) can we file for divorce in NJ. Does the courts has jurisdiction in NJ?
Yes, absolutely. The fact that you reside in the United States under a G4 visa has no impact on the jurisdiction of the State of New Jersey to grant a judgment of divorce. Generally, the sole requirement for jurisdiction over a divorce in New Jersey is residency for a period of one year....Read more »
Of course. Although it was signed fourteen years ago, you may wish to enforce the settlement agreement. In the divorce context, settlement agreements are enforceable to the extent they are deemed fair and equitable by the Court. Seeking enforcement would require filing a motion with the Superior...Read more »
To collect unpaid alimony, you must file a motion to enforce the obligation with the Superior Court. Under Court Rule 5:3-7(b), the Court an impose any of the following remedies for nonpayment of alimony: "(1) fixing the amount of arrearages and entering a judgment upon which interest accrues; (2)...Read more »
Unfortunately, there is no clean answer to your question. The left column of the expenses section of your CIS is meant to accurately reflect the marital lifestyle. It does not specify what period of time during the marriage should be used to calculate the numbers. That said, the answer should be...Read more »
Absolutely. Under the 2010 Appellate Division case of Colca v. Anson, "parents are expected to support their children until they are emancipated, regardless of whether the children live with one, both, or neither parent." Notably, child support does not belong to either parent. Under the 2002...Read more »
Due to verbal abuse I fled my home as he refused to leave. He now has the house and I rent. I’m not working quite f/t yet but taking as many hours as I can. He is supposed to pay for reasonable child activities but either says no or doesn’t answe me. Please can you help? I had to borrow the... Read more »
You should likely first have an attorney write a letter to him on formal letterhead, sent via regular and certified mail, demanding immediate payment and threatening to take legal action if he does not comply with the divorce judgment. Second, if he refuses or fails to respond within a specified...Read more »
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