Divorce FAQ’s

The Enforcement of Mediation Agreements

1. What are the pros and cons of mediation? Mediation is all of the rage in family court these days. However, in my professional opinion mediation is very over rated. There are basically several types of mediation. If you are getting divorced, and if you get to settle your case at the ESP, then the […]

Is the GPS Tracking of a Cheating Spouse an Invasion of Privacy?

1. Can I track my cheating ex-wife with a GPS or some other type of hi-tech gizmo? The answer to this question is a very “grey” maybe. Technically, a legal argument can be made after reviewing current case law that you can legally place a GPS on your spouse’s vehicle and spy on her. Nonetheless, […]

Defending Against Alimony Reduction/Termination Motions

1.  I am locked in a vicious legal battle against my cheap ex-husband. He is trying to have my alimony payments reduced/terminated because I am finally back to work, and I am now earning a decent living. What is the best case that I can cite to the court? Every ex-husband hates to pay alimony, […]

Settlement Agreements on the Issue of College Contribution

Can the parties agree by way of settlement for the payment of college? The parties can always agree by way of a settlement agreement or via a consent order to fix the payment arrangement for college expenses. In the world of your local family court the constant mantra is always to try to settle your […]

Emancipation Motions and Middlesex County College

1. Will a parent’s child support obligations end if the child is attending  or enrolled in the Middlesex County  College? Parents have both a moral and legal obligation to financially support their child from the moment that child is born until that child becomes emancipated. In simple terms emancipation is defined as the time when […]

Social Media and the Family Court

1. How does social media websites effect a divorce case? Over the last five years or so, evidence from Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, blogs and other social media has been used in all types of family law cases. Social media evidence is now routinely used in divorce cases, alimony reduction/Lepis hearings, child support hearings, and child […]

Alimony Reduction Motions are Decided on a Case-by-Case Basis

1. How are alimony reduction motions usually decided? It is very important to emphasize that alimony reduction motions are decided on a case by case basis. This legal concept often makes many litigants very upset and some even enraged. Your case could be exactly like your neighbor’s case who had his alimony terminated. However, you […]

Reducing Alimony Because of Disabililty / Illness

1. What happens when a payor/spouse becomes disabled and he is no longer financially able to pay his alimony payments? If you can’t work the same job and if make the same income that you used earn, then you can file a motion to reduce/terminate your alimony payments because of illness or disability. Illness and […]

Reducing/Terminating Alimony Based on the Grounds of Inheritance

1. I am paying my ex-wife $300 per week for permanent alimony. My former father-in-law has just died, and he will bequeath to my former wife approximately $500,000. Can my ex-wife’s inheritance be legal grounds to reduce/terminate my alimony payments? Yes, if you review New Jersey case law it is clear that if a dependent […]

The Divorce Discovery Process

1. What is the discovery process in a divorce? Basically it is the exchange of all of the financial information between the spouses. After the divorce case is filed the case will then be assigned a track. This simply means that the court will give the parties the case a certain amount of time to […]

Reducing Child Support and Alimony Because of the the Recession

1. I can’t afford to live any more because of my outrageous child support and alimony payments. Can I file a motion to reduce/terminate my support payments based on the recession? What happens if the New Jersey family court has ordered you to make child support and/or alimony payments and you no can longer possibly […]

Helpful Tips on Separation Agreements

1. I can’t stand my husband anymore! However, I am not sure that I want to get a divorce. Can I file for a legal separation in New Jersey? Unfortunately, there is no such type of a case that provides for a legal separation in New Jersey. However, if you and your husband are not […]

Some Helpful Advice on Reducing Alimony

1. How can the recession improve my chances to reduce/eliminate my alimony payments? Massive job losses and pay cuts have caused many divorced men to file a record amount of motions to reduce or even terminate their alimony payments. The new reality is that the economy has collapsed, and now many divorced men simply can’t […]

Collecting Alimony and Arrears by Seizing Pension and Retirement Accounts

1. I am in my sixties and I have been collecting alimony on a regular basis from my ex-husband. However, my ex-husband has recently retired and moved to Florida. He has recently stopped paying me any alimony. What are my legal options? If your ex-husband is retired and if he is receiving a pension then […]

Hot Tips on Emancipation

1. What are the basic principles of New Jersey emancipation law? Most people love their kids. However, in these hard times and given the high cost of living in the Garden State many people count down the days until they can stop paying child support. Child support usually ends when the child is emancipated. Emancipation […]
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