Manchester Township, NJ asked in Divorce for New Jersey

Q: My husband wants a divorce. We are married shy of 3 yrs. Can my husband force me to leave our home?

We got engaged 2016, He bought the home approx. 1yr before we married. While we renovated he lived with me at my home. We married 12/17 and then sold my place and went to live in new home. On 7/23/19 we signed papers at the lawyers to put my name on the deed. I just learned today he never followed through with the paperwork so I am not on the deed. Everything is in his name. He pays all household bills. I have lived off of my home proceeds for daily living, clothes etc. The only access I had was some cash he would leave in a drawer. The last financial argument we had was me asking for access to money. He gave me a credit card in his name. I used it a handful of times for nails and groceries. I gave it back not to have him berate me. He then asked for a divorce. I spent approx. 60 to 75,000.00 of my house proceeds on our home. I gave up $1500 a month permanent alimony, my job, and security. I have no where to go and no income. What will happen to me?

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Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
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  • Millburn, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You NEED to have a consultation with a family law specialist NOW! This is not the type of setting that you can or should get legal advice through an internet post. You need to sit down with a specialist to review the terms of your prior divorce agreement and look at the setting surrounding your decision to remarry and the exchange of communications that took place between you and your current spouse about your decision to give up your alimony entitlement, etc. This is also not a setting where you should meet with a general lawyer who says that he also handles divorce matters - wrong! You need a specialist since the lawyer needs to determine what options are realistically available to you as a result of your new marriage.

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Bari Weinberger
Bari Weinberger
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  • Parsippany, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Thank you for your question. If the house is in joint names, you have an equitable interest in the house, although it may not necessarily be 50% based upon the fact that he purchased it prior to the marriage and your marriage is short term. With respect to what will happen to you financially, I am unable to answer that question without more information about your Husband’s finances. If your Husband is proceeding with a divorce, I would strongly suggest that you consult with an attorney immediately to get a better idea of your rights and options. Best of luck.

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