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Major Changes to NJ Child Support Laws

NEW JERSEY ENACTS TERMINATION OF CHILD SUPPORT LAW UNLESS SPECIFIC EXCEPTIONS ARE SOUGHT BY THE CUSTODIAL PARENT AND GRANTED BY THE COURT, CHILD SUPPORT WILL TERMINATE WHEN THE CHILD REACHES 19 YEARS OF AGE. EXTENSIONS OF CHILD SUPPORT BY COURT ORDER CANNOT EXCEED THE CHILD’S 23rd BIRTHDAY. The State of New Jersey enacted a change 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 »

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 »