I filed first in California 8/14/17. He filed in NJ in June 2020. NJ has jurisdiction over division of assets and custody but CA retained jurisdiction over status of divorce. He would not agree to settlement, so we had not moved forward with divorce. Judge issued dissolution without ordering us to... Read more »
A resident of New Jersey can file a divorce complaint in New Jersey. The only requirement is that the Plaintiff was a bona fide resident of the State of New Jersey for more than one year. Both New Jersey and California are signatories to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act...Read more »
My husband has been using drugs, and acting erratic. He's made suicidal references. He is diabetic and not taking care of himself. He has called our small children curse words. I want to know, since he owns MANY guns, in a safe I have no access to, how and what anonymous actions I can take to... Read more »
1. I would write down the specific behavior changes you have noticed with your husband in the past 6 months and how those changes have become more erratic ( and using specific examples with dates and time if possible) and why that behavior is causing you fear for your husbands actions having access...Read more »
What you describe is real life that repeats itself throughout the country in every state. You need to retain an experienced matrimonial and immigration attorney otherwise you will be in over your head. No hypotheticals about it!
Most attorneys will not draft a QDRO, but rather will retain an experienced expert to prepare it. Whether or not you should change attorneys, is a personal decision. But at this point, a new attorney may be reluctant to take the case. You should try to work things out with your current attorney....Read more »
No! Your ex-wife must make a motion with the Court to do so. However, if you think there is a real danger of this happening, then you need to be proactive and retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to bring an action before the Court, to impound their passports. It always pays to be proactive...Read more »
Where you were married and where your wife lives are irrelevant to obtaining a divorce in New Jersey. If you meet New Jersey's residence rule. If she cannot be located, then service by publication is required. But that is not a problem. But, you must retain an experienced matrimonial attorney...Read more »
As with many questions, it depends. Are they divorced yet? Is there a divorce agreement specifically stating that pro se unconditionally waived their rights to the house? If the answer to these questions is "yes", then absent a showing of fraud (which is no small task), it should not be...Read more »
Divorced in 2017 in N.J. Not amicably. I was awarded "life alimony". The ex just asked me to adjust alimony (no court involved, just "between us") to reflect his income loss for 2019 and 2020, and suggests 50 payments/year instead of 52.
The real issue is whether your ex's income setting was impacted by Covid or whether he was claiming his income setting could not support his alimony obligation prior to Covid. If he was claiming to be unable to pay the amount of alimony owed in 2019, then the question is what took place...Read more »
My ex-wife passed away last week. She was rushed to the hospital and had no medical insurance. Our daughter is a full time college student, and has just turned 21. Is my daughter responsible for her mother's medical bills? Or any other bills? Such as back taxes her mother owed?
I'm very sorry for your family's loss. If you wanted to try reposting and adding Probate and Estate Planning as categories, you could have better chances of a response. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up, but it sounds like something where an attorney could give more...Read more »
My Japanese girlfriend is pregnant with our child and we would like to marry. She has a 4 year old son from a prior marriage who lives in Japan with his father; I have never had any contact with this child. She has been mum about whether her son will return at some point and wants me to focus on... Read more »
Unless you adopt the lady's other child, you would have no child support obligation to her for that child. From what you have expressed and the way you have expressed it, you need to retain an experienced NY matrimonial attorney and do not get married prior to having a signed pre-nuptial...Read more »
Thank you for your question. First and foremost, all motions are required to be sent via regular and certified mail. I would call whatever courthouse where court is allegedly scheduled to occur. You are looking to speak with the family division office. Once there with your name and even better if...Read more »
We have joint custody of three children. I am the parent of primary residence. He pays me $400 a month for three children in child support. My boyfriend moved in and now my ex wants to stop his child support payments.
Every situation is unique and has many factors. I can tell you that cohabitation is a reason to stop alimony payments, but not child support. Those are still his children and he still shares responsibility for their needs. That being said, you should consult with an experienced family law...Read more »
Im not sure I understand what you mean when you say that your 1st divorce was not valid? But there is a recent NJ appellate division decision addressing this issue, where the parties were "married" for 25 years but when the wife filed for divorce, the husband claimed that their marriage...Read more »
I plan to give my son my last name right away and maybe change it down the road, after I see some changes in the father. How would I go about changing my sons name to his down the road? I heard I have up to 1 year to change it without a lawyer but I don't really know New Jersey law on that or... Read more »
husband filed for divorced . i replied back with answer and counterclaim. I filed for Pendente lite motion but he did not reply to that motion. I had requested oral argument. but i was told there will be no oral argument. Judge will decide on papers.
Oral argument rarely if ever determines if how motions are won or lost. What you really need to do is to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney. You are emotionally involved, you are not a trained attorney and no matter how well educated you are, you cannot represent yourself. Abe Lincoln once...Read more »
I have been dating someone for 18 months. 6 months into our relationship, his soon to be ex-wife, (who had met me and approved of me spending time with her kids and has full custody of them) decided she wanted to be with him again and stopped allowing the visitations she had previously allowed and... Read more »
You are not going to like my answer. This is an issue between your boyfriend and his wife as part of their divorce. I have no idea why the wife has decided that she does not want you to be with their children at this point in time but your boyfriend has the right to oppose same and to ask the court...Read more »
My ex husband sold his house and is leaving the country am I able to fight for full custody/parenting rights of her until she is 18? According to our court papers he is supposed to take her evey wednesday night (over night) and hasn't done that in 3 years, hes missed other days of taking her,... Read more »
Although you cannot terminate his parental rights, you can retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to make a motion to make you the primary custodial parent with full decision making authority and seek to have restraints on her leaving the country absent your consent.
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