How New Jersey Courts Handle Separate vs. Marital Property

September 30, 2021

Learn more about what the equitable distribution process involves, and how it impacts the distribution of separate and marital property in a divorce. When you are undergoing a divorce, there are a lot of moving parts. The New Jersey Superior Court: Family Part, which handles the dissolution of marriages, follows several specific systems for ensuring that a divorce agreement includes equitable and fair treatment of each spouse and the best interests of any involved children. One of the ways New […]

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Do I have to get a divorce or can I get an annulment in NJ?

September 27, 2021

No one gets married with the thought of separation on their minds. However, sometimes life comes along with unexpected and tough decisions. Weddings are happy affairs that celebrate the commitment of two people who love each other very much and want to make their joyful union public. Unfortunately, the future is not as bright for some as it is for others.  You wake up the next morning and realize you have made a big mistake.  No problem, right?  You can […]

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Why You may Need a Business Valuation Expert in Your New Jersey Divorce

September 20, 2021

When it comes to marital asset division in a New Jersey divorce, you may need help determining the value of a certain property, namely a business. While bank accounts have defined values, other assets depend on various factors to arrive at a value. Take art collections, antique vehicles, and a family business, for example. Finding an objective value for any of these assets takes expertise in the field of art, antiques, finances, and marketing. To evaluate a business in divorce […]

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Ending a Civil Union in New Jersey

June 8, 2021

Read on to learn more about legal separation if you were joined in a civil union in the state of New Jersey. Going through the process of divorce is difficult for any couple. Regardless of the circumstances or the amiability between separating partners, there are always emotional and logistical hoops to jump through. However, when you are a same-sex couple, additional hoops make the process more difficult to navigate. When the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that restricting the rights […]

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Is My Spouse Entitled to Share My Inheritance or Family Heirlooms in a NJ Divorce?

June 2, 2021

When a couple decides to divorce or dissolve their civil union, everything the spouses own must be classified as either separate or marital property. Inherited money and property is an important element in this determination. Although the court will equitably divide the marital assets, according to New Jersey statute N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23(h), money or property inherited during the marriage by just one spouse isn’t usually considered marital property, so it isn’t divided during the divorce. So, in short, you do not have […]

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