Presumably, there is a provision in the agreement that says that if he defaults in the payment of a financial obligation owed to you and you take him back to court for enforcement of that payment obligation, the court has the right to award you legal fees for the necessity of the retention of...Read more »
My car was totaled in a in a flood my soon-to-be EX got approximately 10 to $12,000 from State Farm he kept the money and is hiding it from me and left me with no car he is court-ordered to make the payments and keep our insurance can you help
There is no standardized answer to your question. There is a backlog of cases and a shortage of Judges in New Jersey, but it should take less than a year. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never...Read more »
A judge has wide latitude to order almost anything when children are involved. You are not a trained attorney. You do not know the Court Rules, Rules of Evidence, case law, nor are you trained how to handle a legal case, especially if litigation is involved. However, if you do not retain counsel,...Read more »
I presume that you and your husband have a pending divorce matter in the court system and that as part of that divorce matter, your husband filed an application with the court seeking to prevent you from traveling outside of the United States (or elsewhere inside of the US) because of specific...Read more »
Lets assume that the investigator did not have permission to place a device on the telephone pole across from your home, the report and the photos taken by the investigator are still relevant to the issue of cohabitation and relevant to her former husband's alimony obligation to her (presuming...Read more »
Thank you for your question. When contemplating divorce, one must be mindful that equitable distribution of assets and liabilities will occur. Thus, it would be helpful to put together a list of all assets, including real estate, bank accounts, retirement benefits, and personalty of substantive...Read more »
I dont want to come off disrespectfully, but no lawyer can answer the question without having a clear understanding of the issues outstanding to help determine a fair timeline for resolution of your case. As a simple example, if you and your spouse have a clear written agreement resolving all...Read more »
The short answer is that without a consent order permitting both of them to be at the same function together, it is a violation of the restraining order and he can be arrested and criminally charged. My suggestion is that he ( through counsel or through a mutual acquaintance) reach out to the ex...Read more »
I bought my son and myself ancestry.com kits for Christmas. It was something fun to do. A gift where we could find out more about our ethnicity. My ex was fine with it. She asked me to see if a certain person was listed on the site to see if there was a connection back in May. The other day... Read more »
Thank you for your question. Whether you violated a custody agreement depends on the language of your specific agreement. Based on the information provided, it appears that you consulted with her prior to obtaining the ancestary.com kit and she gave her consent for your child to participate to be...Read more »
If you have lived in New Jersey for more than 1 year, NJ can have jurisdiction over your divorce. My suggestion is to sit down with a divorce lawyer and discuss whether NJ is the best place for the divorce to take place or whether there are other options available to you.
The short answer is that not all states require divorce mediators to be accredited. In fact, New Jersey is one of those states where there currently are no licensing requirements to simply hang out a shingle claiming to be a credible Divorce Mediator.
Thank you for your question. You cannot "evict" a spouse from the home, however, what he is doing could be deemed "harassment" under the Domestic Violence Statute. You may be able to obtain a restraining order against him. It would be best to have a consultation with an...Read more »
then 2 hours. When we had the mediation settlement panel thru the court, one of the attorneys was pushing for mediation and said it would probably cost over $5,000 and would take more than a few hours. We don't have alot of money or assets, in fact we were told from the beginning we... Read more »
I have been a divorce lawyer for the past 36 years and it doesn't sound like the issue is the cost of the mediators involvement. Rather, it sounds like the issue is your husbands bullying and pressure tactics. The bigger problem for you is that mediation is a confidential process. The court...Read more »
I wa t to leave my husband of 20 year's and I'm a little concerned on how he will take it . He does have a temper. We have no children , but we have 11 acres of land with a 38 ft 5th wheel . We also have acquired lots of merchandise for the property . . We have a small savings and... Read more »
Your situation is beyond the scope of this forum and a personal consultation and a detailed discussion of your entire situation with an experienced matrimonial attorney will be necessary to provide meaningful advice. During this pandemic, you have a choice of either seeing your attorney in person...Read more »
Look at the court order or the agreement you entered into with your spouse. In the document, it should spell out the commencement date of the payments ( either directly or through probation). If it is not clear to you, then reach out to your lawyer to ask for clarification.
You need to sit down with a family law attorney to discuss your husband's support obligation and how this injury impacts his continued alimony obligation. The fact that your husband had a significant injury may be a basis for termination of his alimony obligation but unless his ex agrees in...Read more »
I got divorced a year ago and agreed to let my ex-wife keep the house so that she can stay there with my child and she in exchange paid off a small credit card debt. A year later she has now decided to sell the house and I am still on the mortgage and deed. I am being told that since I am still on... Read more »
The starting point is the language of your divorce settlement agreement. In most agreements, the lawyers agree to language that says that when dividing up defined contribution type assets (IRA's, 401K plans, etc) the gains and losses attributable to the marital portion will be shared by the...Read more »
She also sent me a letter for me to sign saying I do not contest whats written in the complaint and also that I wave the time I'm aloud to respond to this complaint. My problem and question is if I sign this letter can she go and change the complaint since she would have my signature saying... Read more »
The problem is what is in her request for judgment and whether you have all potential disputes resolved. If you have any outstanding disputes (child custody/support, alimony, equitable distribution of assets and/or debts), then you have to be very, very careful about what you sign. You should...Read more »
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