My guess is that you are going through a divorce presently and trying to figure out how to calculate how much you need to pay for alimony. Im making that "guess" since if you already had an alimony obligation in an agreement or court order, it would identify what your income setting was...Read more »
Child was estranged and the father had no input on college decisions. Father also can't afford to contribute to college on top of the child support he is already paying. Couple was never married and have no agreement about college.
Whether married or not, the obligations owed to a child remain the same ..... but the starting point in this discussion is the language of your agreement or court order for child support & parenting time. Presumably, your agreement / court order provided you and your ex with a joint legal...Read more »
Involving a 5 year old child who's father and mother died and grandmother is being misled to sign to allow the childs aunt to adopt the child . The attorney representing the grandparent has threatened the grandmother to sign the document telling her it is easier this way and has created a... Read more »
I divorced in 2013 due to DV. Contract states 250/week child support, 500/month alimony.
At time of divorce - 11 year marriage/2 children - I was undocumented and had no education as we decided to stay in USA to get his career going and I left University in Canada where I was a permanent... Read more »
Thank you for your question. I am sorry you are going through this situation. To answer your question, alimony arrears and child support arrears are treated differently. Child support arrears are only retroactive to the date of the order or filing of the complaint -depending how the judge entered...Read more »
I'm in a not so healthy relationship, my fiance is currently using drugs (denies it but I know he is I've been with him for 4 years). We have a 2yo together and one due 12/4.. i also have 2 daughters from previous relat.... i already feel like a single mom and have given him an ultimatum... Read more »
Presuming that you leave him a detailed letter, letting him know exactly why you have left and that you are not seeking to prevent him from continuing a parenting relationship with his child / children and that you will cooperate with his efforts to see and be with his child / children AND...Read more »
I have more than 150 emails text and voice mails that I have been receiving for more than 3 months. It started because I did not throw a birthday party for my son in the beginning of June during Corona virus lockdown. It has escalated to her verbally attacking me, and everybody in the family.... Read more »
First, you can report her harassment to the local police department. Harassment and cyber harassment are both crimes in the State of New Jersey. Whether to bring charges for any particular act of harassment rests in the discretion of the prosecutor's office, but the possibility of criminal...Read more »
Thank you for your question. That sounds very frustrating. You need to consult an experienced family law attorney in the state where your child support order originates. If it is a NJ order then seek counsel in NJ. Also, consider that if you are still paying child support then your ex is receiving...Read more »
From a procedural standpoint, DCPP gets a call from an anonymous source, school, police department, etc expressing concern for the welfare of a child in your household and it then sends out a representative to investigate. The purpose of the investigation is to determine whether the child is at...Read more »
I gather you and your ex are still living together in the former marital home until it sells or until a specific date on the calendar required by the terms of your divorce agreement. My suggestion is that you send your ex an email / text ( or have your lawyer do so), confirming what you view as...Read more »
What legal recommendations is there for a 34 yr marriage where the wife has worked PT while raising the children and being a homemaker, who is ready to retire, as children have moved out of the house. The husband has been angry and given the wife the silent treatment for 6 yrs. He pays rent, taxes,... Read more »
Thank you for posting this question. Marital financial abuse is a very serious issue, but the Courts do provide methods by which it can be addressed. While the Court cannot compel marital counseling, it can certainly grant a Judgment of Divorce that respects and acknowledges your rights (and your...Read more »
I do not practice NJ law and this should be posted in the NJ section unless the order of support is a NY order. If the order is a NY order, you cannot ask for a DNA test as there is already an order and you were found to be the father. Even if there was no order, the fact that you have identified...Read more »
I live in the state of New Jersey and have custody of my niece , her mother lives in a state that the New Jersey governor has put on the 14 day quarantine list and I have a poor immune system. She is only aloud 1 day time visit and no over nights but like I said her state that she comes from is on... Read more »
Not an easy issue to resolve given that you have a compromised immune system and the biological mother has significant restrictions on her contact / access to her daughter. Im guessing that the reason for the non-overnight plan in place has to do with concerns for the mothers mental health issues...Read more »
Believe a man I love is being wronged and abused, for years; by one he thinks is his wife. After hearing from his family I've investigated; what's found is shocking?! This woman pushed him into marriage by having a child; And in 5 yrs 6 ms 19 ds, now…!? From " I Do"... Read more »
Believe it or not, there are cases where a child gives birth to a child and the court system still views that child as un-emancipated and in need of support from her parents. As an example, if your daughter got pregnant and is in the 11th grade and her plan is to continue with her educational...Read more »
The NCP filed an application to emancipate based on her college credits. She was full time in the fall and part time in the spring because of a switch in schools. She is taking summer classes and is registered for the fall as a full time student. The judge emancipated her solely on her college... Read more »
Im sorry to say, but this is a perfect example of a setting where you should have hired a family law specialist to represent you instead of representing yourself or hiring a general practice lawyer. On its face, it appears that your daughter may not have been emancipated or that the court should...Read more »
Now that our son is 18 and in college am I (custodial parent) still bound by the joint legal guidelines of our divorce decree? Do I still have to communicate with non-custodial and provide info on healthcare, school, etc. as I did in the past when he was in high school? Our only form of... Read more »
Your request focused on whether you still need to provide information to your ex about your son ( who you say is now in college). Under a joint legal custodial plan setting ( without reading your agreement) presumably requires communication about major decisions affecting your son's health...Read more »
From the information you have provided, 4 years ago, there was an application filed with the court system to take physical custody of the children from you based on claims of abuse or neglect. You were given notice of and the details of the claims made against you and you failed to appear for that...Read more »
My kids live with me and I am the mother the dad sees them some but is very mean to me and i am deciding to move out of state to newyork state and I allowef to move with my kids no legal papers or anything have been ever filed and there's no set custody except. For birth which I am the... Read more »
The law in New Jersey concerning "relocation" changed recently and now the court is required to employ the "best interest" test to a custodial parent seeking to move out of the state of NJ with the parties child[ren] - meaning that either you need to get a writing from him...Read more »
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