When any married couple in New Jersey is contemplating divorce, it is important that each spouse makes sure that his or her legal rights are protected, even in an uncontested divorce. However, couples who have accumulated a significant amount of wealth might especially want to make sure that they seek advice from an attorney who is experienced with handling complex high net worth divorce cases in order to ensure that their assets are divided appropriately.
Health experts have been telling society for years that smoking cigarettes is bad for one's health. But now the legal community is warning parents that smoking could jeopardize a parent's child custody or visitation rights in New Jersey and throughout the entire U.S.
The court may certainly acknowledge that students should be responsible for finding ways to minimize their college expenses by applying for scholarships, grants or Stafford loans. However, New Jersey can also make the determination that a parent has a financial obligation to provide support to his or her child who is attending college or another postsecondary education program.
Somerville parents may have discovered by now that child support continues to be a complex and contentious issue long after a couple decides to divorce or end their relationship. Many factors are taken into consideration when determining child support payments under guidelines provided by the New Jersey Supreme Court. But there are also many factors that can prompt modifications of child support agreements including an increase of one's salary or a child's decision to attend college.
While physical domestic violence certainly raises a red flag that New Jersey women and men affected by the abuse should seek immediate help to prevent suffering further harm, some individuals may not realize -- or want to accept -- that emotional domestic abuse is also a form of violence and can be tremendously harmful.
New Jersey parents in the midst of divorce may certainly seek the assistance of an attorney to help them reach child custody and visitation agreements. But more couples without children are also seeking help from attorneys to resolve other custody issues during divorce proceedings.
People use Facebook and other social media sites for a variety of reasons. Sometimes people simply want to stay in touch with friends and family members who live far away, other times people just want to vent about a bad day in order to get some feedback and support from their friends. But estranged couples in New Jersey and across the entire country who are in the process of getting a divorce should be aware that courts are increasingly using "private" information posted on social media sites as evidence in divorce proceedings and child custody battles.
The birth of a child is one of the most exciting moments of any parent's life. It is also a life-changing event for New Jersey parents as they suddenly realize that their world now revolves around their child.
Earlier this week on our Somerville, New Jersey, family law blog, we began discussing some general guidelines newly divorced or soon-to-be divorced couples can follow in order to help answer some of their important questions about how to file taxes for 2011. Tax season is stressful for many individuals, but when you throw in a new divorce and questions about who is able to claim the children or how you will be taxed for alimony payments, it is easy to become overwhelmed.