I want to separate from my husband. We have two kids, I don't work, and I would like to keep the kids. My husband has told me he would provide for me my rent, and a weekly amount of money, since I don't work and I need to take care of both kids.
Thank you for your question. There is o such thing as legal separation in NJ. That being said you have options. You could file a non-dissolution action with the court and then execute a Consent Order with all the terms you and your husband agree on. You could also do a Divorce from Bed &...Read more »
my parents and i constantly argue and i want to move out, my friends mom has already told me i can stay with them as long as i pay rent which i would be fine with. but would my parents be able to stop me if they wanted to?
If your parents agree to you moving out then they would have to assign temporary custody to your friend's mom so that she could consent if you needed emergency medical treatment, for example. If your parents are not in agreement, then yes they can stop you. You are a minor child....Read more »
He has his own company but no work coming in. He usually pays our rent and divides the amount weekly. Im unemployed waiting on unemployment, i have no income whatsoever, and we have 4 children, they all live with me.
Thank you for your questions. I'm sure this is a very frustrating and scary time for you. There may be several options available to you. You could file a motion to enforce and you would receive a portion of any unemployment your husband receives. While he owns his own business and would...Read more »
My ex hired an attorney who filed a request for a decrease in child support stating that my ex lost his job on 3/20. My ex is co founder of his multi million dollar company based out of NYC and has 7 offices around the world and is lying that he lost his job. My CS goes through probation and is... Read more »
Thank you for your question. I am sorry that you are dealing with such a frustrating situation. If the opposing party filed for modification then it is in your best interests to file a response and potentially a cross application.
That being said, there is a lot to know before filing...Read more »
or anullment on false reasons on grounds of irreconcilable differences. I was a victim of physical and emotional abuse for which I have filed a police complaint as well. I am an Indian citizen and came to US for a short visit on business Visa and was cojuled into this marriage. I did not have... Read more »
Thank you for your question. While there may be personal reason why you wanted to file on the grounds of mental cruelty, it will not matter what the underlying grounds are. It will not be on the Final Judgment of Divorce, nor does fault matter in New Jersey as far as potential property...Read more »
Concerned about him going there for spring break I have Diabetes type 1. Hypertension and stage 1 kidney disease. He won’t tell me where he and his friend have been. There is no verbal communication. how do I handle this during this pandemic.
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately this frustration is becoming very common. Many courts in New Jersey have ruled that absent a credible threat of the virus, i.e. someone in the household testing positive, parenting time should continue per the most recent court order. That being said,...Read more »
I can understand why you would find this concerning. The best thing to do is to file an Order to Show Cause as this is an emergent issue affecting the safety and well being of the children. That being said, this is a complicated and much contested legal issue right now. You should consult with an...Read more »
Hi, I am divorced since 2015, I have the father with set visitation. I live in NY and the mother lives in Monmouth County NJ, 60 miles away. She has full custody. Very often I travel 1.5 hours to pick up my daughter and then the mother refuses to let her go with me. When I call the police they just... Read more »
Thank you for reaching out. I'm sure this is a difficult and stressful situation for you. There are several things you could do involving the court system. If you feel your daughter is in danger you could file an Order to Show Cause.
More likely, you will need to file a Motion for...Read more »
I have already a protection order against him and He filed already a divorce and we have pre-nuptial agreement. As a 2 years greencard holder(he took my greencard)what will be the best way to do?he said that he return the card to USCIS,is that possible? What is my right as his wife? Is he still... Read more »
Thank you for your question. I'm sure, as a Mom, that this situation is very stressful for you. The answer, as with most legal questions, is that it depends. If you have already filed a Complaint for Divorce then you can file what is called a "pendente lite" motion. That just...Read more »
i assume she has to open a 401k on her own, or through a employer. does she have a limited amount of time to remove the money, or can she leave the money in my 401k as long as she wants........thank you
That's an excellent question. There are may factors involved. If a proper QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relations Order) was executed and she chose the option of receiving payments when you retire rather than opening her own retirement plan, then it would make sense that the full balance is still...Read more »
That's a very good question. I'm sure it is stressful not knowing what is going to happen. The short answer is it depends. There are many factors that play into alimony and the timing of termination. It is very specific to your unique situation. Some factors include any potential...Read more »
I am on disability and do not work do my spouse get my home in the divorce since I paid for it with my deployment money and she was unfaithful and pay no bills since she move into the house? Can I ask her to move out?
Thank you for your question. I am sure this is a very confusing time for you. The answer is it depends. If the home was the primary marital residence then it will not matter how you paid for it or who is on the loan, it is a marital asset. The choice becomes do you want to buy her out of what she...Read more »
Thank you for your question. I know that contemplating divorce can be very stressful. The first step is to confer with an experienced family law attorney. A consultation will allow the attorney to explain your rights and make you aware of the process.
Thank you for your question. I'm sure your husband's statements are very frustrating. The answer depends largely on your individual circumstances. Factors to consider are is this his father or step father? Do you have an existing support order? Is it paid through the probation department?...Read more »
Thanks for a great question. The answer, as with most questions pertaining to family law, is it depends. The joint budget section is supposed to reflect the marital lifestyle as it is or was during the most recent time frame the parties resided together. That being said, the way you present that...Read more »
Thank you for your question. That's a very common question among people contemplating divorce. There are no such thing as separation papers in New Jersey. Whoever files for divorce first is the PLAINTIFF and whoever answers that divorce complaint is the DEFENDANT. There is no strategic...Read more »
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