Livingston, NJ asked in Divorce for New Jersey

Q: Divorce has dragged on for 3 years, getting ready for trial. What date do you fill out for assets on CIS?

Date of filing or current value of retirement?

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Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: If you are represented by counsel, all your questions need to be directed to your attorney. If you are not represented by an experienced matrimonial attorney, then you really need to retain one.

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

A: Under our court rules, once the complaint for divorce has been filed and the other side files his / her Answer to the complaint, both sides are required to file certified case information statements certifying as to all of his / her / joint assets and liabilities with values for each item and identify your respective schedule A, B & C expenses and earned and unearned income settings. During the divorce process, both of you are also required to update your case information statement by updating that material ( in the event of changes since the prior submission) and for trial purposes, you are required to submit to the court and to the other side updated and current case information statements. If your matter is coming up for trial, I presume that the court also sent both lawyers a scheduling order, detailing everything that needs to be exchanged between counsel and what is to be submitted to the court prior to trial. I dont know what issues are outstanding in your matter but if there are issues as to division of assets or liabilities or both and issues as to child support / alimony and parenting time, you have a lot of work ahead of you to get your matter ready for trial since the judge is not going to simply sit and spend time chatting with you and your spouse ( and the lawyers) where the case has not been properly prepared for trial purposes.

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