You may want to consider contacting one of the bar associations in New Jersey (such as the Mercer County Bar Association). Depending on your specific circumstances, that organization may be able to connect you to a lawyer who offers discounted legal services.
Thank you for your question. I know that contemplating divorce can be very stressful. The first step is to confer with an experienced family law attorney. A consultation will allow the attorney to explain your rights and make you aware of the process.
Your mother has to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to obtain a change of custody and at the age of 17, the Court will take into consideration your wishes. However, that alone will not be the deciding factor for the Court.
First I suggest that you see someone high up in the management of the DMV in Trenton. Next retain an attorney to get this matter resolved. Good luck. But you will not be able to sue the DMV for your damages.
Your location states MD, but your asking about divorce in New Jersey. Which state are you a legal resident of? In New Jersey, usually you have to be a resident of a state for one year. If you cannot afford a private attorney you need to contact legal aid. Your attorney can file what is known as a...Read more »
You should have filed a motion to enforce your settlement 14 years ago. You never enforced it till now. Many changes have occurred between your divorce and your cohabitation. I think you really should retain a lawyer who focuses on matrimonial law and post-judgment divorce actions.
Unfortunately, there is no clean answer to your question. The left column of the expenses section of your CIS is meant to accurately reflect the marital lifestyle. It does not specify what period of time during the marriage should be used to calculate the numbers. That said, the answer should be...Read more »
Even though I asked for child support re evaluation in 2018 with bad legal council. Can I get back support since it is such extreme bad faith and he miss lead the court that there was no change of circumstance?
There is no way to know for certain. You would need rock solid admissible proof of the hidden income. Whether or not you had ineffective assistance of counsel, may be helpful. But there are too many unknowns to answer your questions without an in person consultation and document review. For most...Read more »
There is no such thing as a legal separation in New Jersey! You cannot remove her from your health insurance under existing law, unless and until you obtain a Court Order allowing you to do so. But what you must really do, prior to anything else, is to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to...Read more »
That's a good question that many people ask. You have 35 calendar days to file an Answer, Answer and Counterclaim, or Notice of Appearance. Motions, if necessary, come later. The best thing to do is consult with an experienced family law attorney about your next steps.
There is no legal way to stop your husband from obtaining a divorce. Neither of you are required to try to reconcile nor is their any such thing as willful desertion. Both parties are NOT required to agree to a divorce. If you have significant assets or liabilities, then you will need to retain...Read more »
I've been having trouble with her for a while. My documents went missing for at least 2 weeks from where my father and I usually put them. My father ask my stepmother if she knows anything about it and she said no but sent him looking directly where they were in her room. My passport and social... Read more »
A judge issued a temporary reduction in spousal support until a Plenary hearing was heard. Both parties signed a Consent Order to withdraw motion + reinstate alimony. How long can it sit on a judge’s desk? It has been over a month.
Thank you for your question. I understand how frustrating the court system can be.
The short answer is it depends on the Judge and the County. I would suggest making follow up calls or even sending a follow up letter to the Judge. If you are still unsure, I strongly suggest that you...Read more »
Thank you for your question. It depends on the judge, but you will usually receive a signed consent order back from the court within 2 weeks of sending it. If you have not received it within 2 weeks, you should call the judge and inquire.
My ex-husband and I filed our own divorce paperwork in 2014. He filed a motion two weeks ago that I disagree with and need to file a cross motion. I want to make sure I am filing the correct forms and providing the correct information. The more I read about the content of cross-motions, forms,... Read more »
Thank you for your question. Although the Court does have forms to address the application that has been filed, it would be best to consult an attorney to ensure an appropriate response is filed. As you note, this process can be difficult. Certain rules must be followed in order to ensure that the...Read more »
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