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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: Can I get alimony?

Me and my husband have been separated for 2 years he threw away all of my belongings and I just found out today that his girlfriend is two months pregnant and wanted to know if I can get alimony from him?

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Jul 25, 2020

The answer is probably not. You have been living separate and apart for two years, so there would be a strong argument against it. The fact that your not yet ex-husband has a pregnant girlfriend is not a factor. What you need to do is have an in person consultation with an experienced matrimonial... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: Need to know, does one need to show their martial-status on the deed of ownership in NJ? Thinks 25% is his.

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 »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 20, 2020

Yes. Single or married.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: How long do the terms of divorce decree remain in affect.

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 »

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Jul 10, 2020

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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Immigration Law, Civil Litigation and Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Q: How do I find an attorney in New Jersey when I'm not sure which type to look for as my issue overlaps specialties?

I have an issue that involves divorce with domestic violence and abuse. I would like to file a civil suit against my spouse for the abuse and for emotional distress and the therapy that I will need due to the abuse. An immigration issue is involved as well. How do I figure out the best attorney and... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 8, 2020

A lawyer would really need to hear all your issues to determine the answer to your question. Second you may need more than one attorney, but its best again that the attorney recommend someone he knows so that they can work well together. It all starts with a phone call so start calling around.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for New Jersey on
Q: I’m looking for a lawyer to represent me in Burlington County New Jersey for a custody/divorce MSA.

Can a judge order a show of cause restricting Interstate visitation citing imminent or irreparable harm because of covid-19?

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Jun 24, 2020

Given the current pandemic rules in place, the family court system is handling motion practice, case management and some forms of trials through Zoom videoconferencing, so the cost of the retention of counsel is easier since we dont have to drive back and forth to Burlington County.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: Can either party in an irreconciliable difference divorce file motion to dismiss if they’re still sleeping sexually ?
Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Jun 22, 2020

The question is not whether you can file an application with the court, seeking to dismiss the other party's complaint for divorce. The real issue is whether your application will be successful. The answer is NO. Irreconcilable differences does not mean that the person hates you or no longer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I file for visitation and custody arrangements before a divorce has started?

I am currently on child support in NY state and my estranged spouse and I both reside in NJ state. We have been living apart for 5 years and I am currently being denied physical access to my 11 year old child.

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Jun 19, 2020

The short answer is that you can file an FD complaint for visitation and have a family part judge enter an order for parenting time. But if you and she have been apart for 5 years, maybe its time to file the divorce action and then the application for parenting time as part of the divorce.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: I am looking for a lawyer who specialize in family law. I need to get a divorce from my husband. I have 3 children

I reside in East Orange, NY

I own a 2 family house with my husband

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Jun 12, 2020

My practice and my firm specialize in divorce and family law matters in north & central NJ and I am a certified divorce & family law trial lawyer by the NJ Supreme Court and an accredited family law mediator and arbitrator. If you would like to schedule a consultation with me or my partner... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: I have an asset overseas... is that part of any divorce settlement?
Andrew M Shaw
Andrew M Shaw answered on May 26, 2020

It depends on when and how you acquired that asset, but in most circumstances, the answer is yes.Generally, all property acquired during the marriage is subject to equitable distribution regardless of its location. There are, however, some exceptions. For example, property acquired before the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: My wife and I divorced after 30 years. We had an insurance policy where I am the beneficery. Company says they can't pay

me because it's not in the divorce decree so I'm no longer the beneficiary. Is this true or can something be done?

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on May 5, 2020

Nothing can be determined without a review of the divorce decree and a copy of the policy.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: Continuation of Child Support request for child who is transferring from Community College to College - Procedure?

My daughter has always been an A student, her GPA has always been high and is 3.9 right now; she is part of the Honors Program/Phi Theta Kapha and she has been included in the deans list several times; she works really hard; my ex-husband is informed and we have worked on this together. He knows I... Read more »

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on May 5, 2020

You need to sit down with your former husband immediately to discuss your daughter going on to a 4 year school, since the issue will be whether she will live at home while attending college or whether she will be living at school while attending college. Those are 2 very different scenarios and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: I was a filipino citizen when I filed for divorce in US to wife in the Philippines. Now, Us citizen. Is it recognize?
Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Apr 28, 2020

If I understand your question correctly, you were a Filipino citizen and you filed a complaint for divorce in the United States against your wife (who was also a Filipino citizen) and presumably, you obtained a judgement of divorce against your wife. Since obtaining your judgment of divorce, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: How to continue child support for child who will transfer from Community College to College?

My daughter finishes community college next month; she will finish her Associates Degree course and will try to finish the last two years after she transfer to a four year college; My daughter has always been a A student, her GPA has always been high and is 3.9 right now; she is part of the... Read more »

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Apr 17, 2020

You are mixing apples with pineapples so hopefully we can sort out a few items in this discussion. The law in NJ presumes that a child is emancipated upon graduation from high school BUT if a child goes on to college, 99.9999975% of the family law judges in this state are of the opinion that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: My ex- is supposed to have the 1 night a week for dinner and every other weekend. He has only seen them

A handful of times in the last year. He claims it is because I live in another state an hour away which was agreed upon during the divorce and he is living with his parents concurrently laid off from work. I am faced with the financial burden of having the children 24/7. When I asked my divorce... Read more »

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Apr 14, 2020

I dont agree with the "rationale" given to you by your NJ divorce lawyer, BUT the conclusion may be correct. Let me explain. When you got divorced, the lawyers / court prepared a child support guideline worksheet, listing his total income, your total income, the payment of health... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: Can a defendant amend their own counterclaim in a divorce case?
Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Apr 8, 2020

Under the court rules, a party ( plaintiff or defendant) can amend their pleadings within a specific amount of days after the filing of the Answer to the Complaint. If a party seeks to amend their pleadings outside of that time frame, then an application needs to be filed with the court asking... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: In a premarital agreement, can you make a specific clause that only takes effect if one of the parties files for divorc
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Mar 29, 2020

Yes it can be done but just like anything else it needs to be properly drafted. I suggest hiring a good lawyer to represent you and if the other party isn't represented make sure they have a lawyer on their side as that is how most of these prenuptial Agreements are invalidated.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: Can G4 visa holders file for divorce in NJ.

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Andrew M Shaw
Andrew M Shaw answered on Mar 27, 2020

Yes, absolutely. The fact that you reside in the United States under a G4 visa has no impact on the jurisdiction of the State of New Jersey to grant a judgment of divorce. Generally, the sole requirement for jurisdiction over a divorce in New Jersey is residency for a period of one year.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: Need advice about divorce qdro

My ex husband retired , and we have a qdro and I didn’t get any money he retired years ago he didn’t tell me when he retired either. What can I do or what should I do?

Bari Weinberger
Bari Weinberger answered on Mar 26, 2020

Thank you for your question. I understand how concerned you are regarding your former spouse’s retirement and not receiving your share of his retirement under the QDRO. One purpose of the QDRO is to ensure you receive your share of this marital asset. Immediate action should be taken to further... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: what would someone need to get to the US

if the guy i was arranged to marry tries to use our verbal marriage certification, would it work?

Svetlana Kats
Svetlana Kats answered on Mar 25, 2020

Hi there! No, verbal marriage arrangement will not work for immigration purposes- you need a real official marriage certificate.

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Divorce and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: I am a foreigner who married to a US Citizen,a 2 yr conditional GC holder. Domestic violence victim,what are my rights?

I have already a protection order against him and He filed already a divorce and we have pre-nuptial agreement. As a 2 years greencard holder(he took my greencard)what will be the best way to do?he said that he return the card to USCIS,is that possible? What is my right as his wife? Is he still... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Mar 21, 2020

Retain a legal aid free attorney to file a VAWA petition. Inquire at the women’s shelter.

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