New Jersey Divorce Attorneys
Guiding NJ clients through “traditional” divorce
When a New Jersey couple decides to divorce, there are several options available to them. They can decide on a “traditional” divorce (sometimes called a “contested” divorce), which starts by hiring an attorney and filing a divorce Complaint with the court. Alternatively, the couple can decide to take advantage of the new “No Court” option – collaborative divorce – by hiring a New Jersey attorney who is certified in the Collaborative Divorce process.
With a traditional, contested divorce, one spouse or the other hires a divorce attorney and then files a “Complaint” with the Court. The other spouse then engages a divorce attorney to file an “Answer” to the Complaint. It does not matter who does the filing and who does the answering. There is really no “advantage” to being the first one to file. More
Couples fight about money more than any other issue. Ironically, couples sometime fight so much over money that it causes their divorce to cost a lot of money!
In a contested divorce, the court seeks to distribute marital assets in an “equitable,” or fair, way. Property is not necessarily divided equally, as many factors play into the court’s decision, including other economic factors such as spousal and child support, insurance benefits, and debts and liabilities of each person. More
If a business is considered marital property, it will be a factor in the division of assets. More
When a couple has a lot of assets, divorce can sometimes get more complicated. If you are facing a divorce and are a high net worth individual, you have a lot to consider. Having the right representation with experience counseling high profile clients through these divorces is highly recommended. Though many attorneys can handle a simple divorce case, a high net worth divorce deserves a high-caliber attorney. More
Alimony (now called “spousal support”) is available to both men and women upon divorce, depending upon economic circumstances. Courts do not look at gender when deciding to whom to award spousal support, but rather they determine which of the two spouses was the major breadwinner and may then award alimony to the more economically dependent spouse. More
The LGBT community has been given the right to marry. Unfortunately, just as with a “straight” couple, some of these marriages will lead to divorce. More