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ASSEMBLING YOUR RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS BEFORE THE DIVORCE

WHAT RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS DO YOU NEED TO HAVE BEFORE YOU START THE DIVORCE PROCESS? YOU SHOULD COLLECT AS MANY HOUSEHOLD, BANK, PENSION, INCOME RECORDS AND OTHER MATERIAL AS YOU ARE ABLE TO FIND BEFORE STARTING THE DIVORCE PROCEEDING TO BE SURE THAT THE MATERIAL REMAINS AVAILABLE TO YOU AND TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY Read More »

Alternatives to Legal Separation in New Jersey

CAN A DEPENDENT SPOUSE WHO IS SEPARATED FROM THE SUPPORTING SPOUSE RECEIVE FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND/OR EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION WITHOUT A DIVORCE? WHILE THERE IS NO ABILITY TO SEEK “LEGAL SEPARATION” IN NEW JERSEY, A DEPENDENT SPOUSE WHOSE SUPPORTING SPOUSE HAS LEFT THE HOUSE HAS THE RIGHT TO SEEK SPOUSAL SUPPORT AS WELL AS CHILD SUPPORT AND Read More »

Ex Spouses’ Rights to Social Security Benefits

EX-SPOUSES SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEIR RIGHTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY SPOUSAL RETIREMENT OR WIDOW/WIDOWER BENEFITS. AS A FORMER HUSBAND OR WIFE, IF YOU WERE MARRIED AT LEAST 10 YEARS AND HAVE REACHED AGE 62, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO CLAIM SPOUSAL SOCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT BENEFITS OR EVEN WIDOW-WIDOWER BENEFITS. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE Read More »

Appealing Family Court Orders

IS AN APPEAL OF YOUR DIVORCE JUDGMENT OR OTHER ORDER THE RIGHT DECISION FOR YOU? WHILE AN APPEAL COULD BE AN APPROPRIATE STEP TO TAKE IF YOU ARE UNHAPPY ABOUT THE RESULTS OF YOUR DIVORCE TRIAL, POST-JUDGMENT MOTION OR RESTRAINING ORDER HEARING, MAKE SURE THAT YOU TALK OVER ALL THE IMPLICATIONS IN DETAIL WITH YOUR Read More »