My advice (which should not come as a surprise) is that it's worth your while to schedule a consultation with a lawyer who specializes in divorce law (not a general practitioner who also handles divorce matters) to review your asset setting, respective employment settings, etc to give you...Read more »
He had cut me off since separating, even though we live in the same house(different rooms). We are going for divorce of bed and board and he is holding off. I need to file, because I need money to eat and do normal daily things. I’m now suffering from depression and have no energy from that... Read more »
Im sorry that your current setting is dire and suggest that you meet with a family law specialist as quickly as possible to get better educated on your rights in a divorce matter. While I know that it will be difficult, this is where you want to hire the best lawyer you can afford - this is not a...Read more »
I presume that for estate planning purposes, you were listed as his power of attorney but because of the divorce filing, he no longer wants you in charge of his financial affairs moving forward. If my understanding is correct, that is very common, and I would simply suggest that you and he agree as...Read more »
Let me be more specific. My daughter was 11 when my husband filed divorce papers, but 12 when we negotiated and then were granted our divorce in court. Is that when one parent first files for divorce? Or when it is granted?
I think you may be mixing apples with oranges with your question. Under NJ’s child support guidelines, there is a presumption that teenagers are more expensive than younger children - so if the guidelines are first calculated when a child is 13 years old or older, the court has the right to add...Read more »
A few weeks ago I posted here regarding reopening my divorce post judgement due to fraud. I indicated that I do not have the funds to hire an attorney and was seeking help pro bono. I realize the cost associated with the complexity of this case, and I am willing to help in any way that I can to... Read more »
Trying to represent yourself in a divorce or post-divorce matter is unwise since you are emotionally involved and not a trained attorney. There has to be a valid reason for reopening a divorce. This is going to be an expensive case and a hard burden to meet. People want to litigate very often,...Read more »
Since you were not married when you purchased the property, you are tenants in common. If the deed does not mention the specific ownership interest of each party, you each have a 50% interest in the property.
Im sorry to say it to you but you need to have a consultation with an experienced divorce lawyer. Anyone giving you advice as to whether you will or will not have an obligation to contribute to his expenses is doing you a disservice unless he sits down with you to get a clearer handle on what those...Read more »
She is trying to make me pay for 1/2 of it when the charges arent mine but she says she used the card for the house. As a user I can not get the transactions through Chase as she will need to approve it.
Its impossible for a lawyer to simply tell you that you are or are not liable for any or all of the charges on that card since there are multiple scenarios where a court can impose liability. As a simple example, if the charges were incurred for payment of "family expenses", they can be...Read more »
You need to schedule a post-divorce consultation with a New Jersey family law certified trial lawyer to discuss the standard applicable to emancipation and as to a parent's support obligation while in college. Presumably, you and your former spouse lived in NJ at the time of the divorce, which...Read more »
My mother has a son,My dad still has the house, never bought my mom out, apparently there’s a will they did together dividing the house between 4 siblings (same parents) according to my dad his children from the other marriage have rights to the house but not my mothers son. He also claims she... Read more »
Its impossible for any lawyer to attempt to give you legal advice based on the information supplied. You need to schedule a consultation with a family law attorney to review your parent's divorce agreement to understand the agreement reached between your mother and your father over the...Read more »
That 60 was extended indefinitely until I could close. He signed that agreement. He now sold home to an investor who has been harassing me to get out. Ex got a Judge to agree to throw me out a 66 year old severely disabled person. no eviction/ejection or any requests to vacate have been properly... Read more »
He was facing jail time for a dui charge as well so he ran. He and his boss have ignored NEW Jersey Probation for a year now as well to avoid paying his alimony. Can his boss be held accountable for willfully ignoring the order for wage garnishment?
I presume that your former spouse's employment was / is in New Jersey and that your former husband still works for the company remotely. Presuming I am correct, then an order served upon the employer in New Jersey for garnishment is valid and must be honored. If the employer refuses to honor...Read more »
Part of our Term Sheet we both legally signed states she is not longer fearful and would volunatarily drop the FRO. Per the Final Judgement of Divorce, it states "This matter will be dismissed after this judgement is entered." However, during the final hearing the Judge stated that she... Read more »
Not sure if you're suggesting that she changed her mind or simply forgot to drop the FRO. If it's the latter, try asking her (very, very nicely) if she could bring a copy of the Order to the DV unit, explain the situation, and request that the FRO be dismissed. She may still need to go...Read more »
In most divorce agreements, transportation costs are addressed in the agreement as an included item or an excluded item. My suggestion is to review your settlement agreement to see what the language says about an automobile for your child and/or the payment of transportation costs for your child to...Read more »
I am currently residing in New Jersey. We were married in South Carolina. My spouse still resides in South Carolina. He was my financial support as I am disabled. He used my health against me. I am not able to work. He has crypto that was gained during our marriage. My question is when can I file... Read more »
Based on the limited information provided, it would be unwise if not irresponsible to give you black and white legal advice. You need a consultation with a family law attorney. Lets start off with whether NJ has jurisdiction over your matter yet. To have jurisdiction to file a complaint for divorce...Read more »
I am married and relocating to NJ. I plan to purchase a home in NJ. I will be putting in approximately 90% of the funds to buy the home and my spouse only 10%. We're buying the home cash without a mortgage. Question 1: can we specify in the deed the respective ownership % of each party?... Read more »
New Jersey is an equitable distribution state. You can seek to obtain an experienced matrimonial attorney to prepare a post nuptial agreement that embodies the terms you mentioned. You should also consider the alternatives, which include taking a mortgage and putting down an equal amount or do not...Read more »
My friend’s wife has filed for divorce and still lives with him. She doesn’t allow him access to the kids. She moved into the children’s bedroom three years ago. He feels he has no recourse to be able to spend more time with their children because he won’t argue in front of the kids but... Read more »
Your friend needs to meet with a family law attorney immediately to discuss his claim of alienation and potentially, the lawyer will then schedule a meeting for him with a competent mental health expert to discuss her actions and determine what if anything can be done through the court system...Read more »
The best advice I can give you is to meet with a divorce law specialist to discuss marital vs non-marital assets and your rights and obligations in a divorce. As to who paid for expenses during the marriage, if the payments were made from employment income, then start with the view that the...Read more »
Since you are represented by counsel, that is the only person who you should direct your questions to. But if you do not believe that the attorney is acting in your best interests, then you should seek a second opinion.
The are more steps that have to be followed. Representing yourself in a divorce is unwise. You really need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney. You are not only emotionally involved, you do not know the Court rules or proper procedures. Trying to save some money can often result in costly...Read more »
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