NJ Grounds for Divorce

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In 2007, the New Jersey legislature adopted a law allowing for “no-fault” divorce. Today, most divorces are filed on no-fault grounds. The no-fault divorce law provides important benefits for spouses seeking to end their marriage, and, while fault-based options still exist in New Jersey, they are generally only used under exceptional circumstances. Even so, if…

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Understanding Equitable Distribution in NJ

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New Jersey is an equitable distribution state. Unlike community property states (where, in many cases, “marital property” is split equally in a divorce), in equitable distribution states, marital property is split according to what a judge deems “fair” under the circumstances. Fair does not necessarily mean equal, and determining your property rights in a divorce…

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Top 5 Considerations for an Effective Parenting Plan

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Divorce is hard on everyone involved, sometimes kids more so than the adults. But as parents, it’s our responsibility to make the transition as easy as possible for them. This means ensuring that your kids feel loved and are in a safe and secure environment. You and your ex-spouse are now in the business of…

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New Jersey Same Sex Divorce Issues

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Same sex marriage has been on the forefront of the news this year with the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. However, same sex marriage has been legally recognized in New Jersey since October 2013 following the Superior Court’s ruling in Garden State Equality v. Dow, which means that New Jersey is starting…

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4 Facts You Need to Know About Pensions and Divorce

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After coming to terms with the fact that you’re getting divorced, one of the next big hurdles you’ll face is figuring out how to distribute your assets. Many divorcing spouses leave this decision to the court system, but others are able to work together to divide assets either on their own, or with the help…

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Why DIY Divorces Are Not a Good Idea

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Metuchen, NJ Divorce and Family Law Attorneys - Romanowski Law Offices

You have already done preliminary research about your divorce and you are surprised at the amount of free information there is online. With so much information at your access and with sites offering to help you complete your forms, why would you need an attorney? If divorces were truly that simple, there would be no…

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How Does Infidelity Play a Role in a New Jersey Divorce?

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The reasons a couple divorces are entirely personal and do not always come to light during a divorce proceeding. But, when infidelity occurs, spouses often wonder if their spouse’s infidelity can be used during the divorce to receive a better settlement or even increased alimony payments. Generally, infidelity does not play a big role in…

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Understanding the New Jersey Parent Education Program

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All couples that file a complaint for divorce in New Jersey are required under statute 2A:34-12 to attend a parent education program. There is a fee associated with filing the Complaint for Divorce when children are involved and the fee is slightly increased from that of couples without children. The additional fee is then utilized…

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Car Loans and Divorce: Who is Responsible for What?

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Metuchen, NJ Divorce Lawyers - Romanowski Law Offices

Divorcing couples have numerous decisions to make and issues to resolve throughout the process — from child support to determining custody and dividing assets. Settling the issues regarding car loans or what to do with marital vehicles may not seem like a big priority, but not handling the matter can have severe financial consequences. If…

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