NJ Grounds for Divorce

Categories: Divorce & Family Law

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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

Categories: Divorce & Family Law

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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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The Recent NJ Alimony Statute – What it Means

Categories: Alimony & Child Support

On September 10, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed the New Jersey Alimony Reform Act into law. The Alimony Reform Act served as a significant amendment to New Jersey’s prior alimony statute, which were viewed by some as outdated and out of touch with contemporary notions of what is fair and equitable in a divorce. Major…

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Establishing Paternity for Child Support in New Jersey

Categories: Alimony & Child Support

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New Jersey has exacting laws pertaining to child support. One of the key issues that must be established before child support can be ordered is paternity. This is the state’s method of ensuring that men are not charged for child support if they are not the biological father of the child and have not made…

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Top 5 Considerations for an Effective Parenting Plan

Categories: Divorce & Family Law

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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

Categories: Divorce & Family Law

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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

Categories: Divorce & Family Law

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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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Can You Use Medical and Mental Health Records in a Custody Case?

Categories: Child Custody

Metuchen, NJ Child Custody Lawyers - Romanowski Law Offices

When one spouse suffers from a disease or mental illness, they may wonder if the other spouse can use that information against them in a child custody case. New Jersey courts hold a child’s best interest as the forefront of their proceeding, and the child’s best interests is the only thing that matters. In some…

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Why DIY Divorces Are Not a Good Idea

Categories: Divorce & Family Law

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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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