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The Impact of Remarriage and Cohabitation on Alimony in New Jersey

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Alimony, aka spousal support, is a not uncommon feature of many divorces. New Jersey law recognizes several different forms of alimony which can be awarded for different reasons. Depending on the type of alimony, support can be ordered for years or even permanently. But what happens when a former spouse who is receiving alimony… Read More »

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Legal Insights and Solutions for Navigating Back Child Support in New Jersey

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Child support is a critical aspect of ensuring that children’s basic needs are met even when their parents are no longer in a relationship. However, sometimes parents fall behind in their child support payments despite best efforts, while others might outright refuse to pay. Below, we offer some essential insights and solutions for handling… Read More »

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Child Custody and Parental Rights: Understanding New Jersey’s Approach

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Navigating child custody issues can be one of the most important yet challenging aspects of a divorce or separation for any parent. In New Jersey, the legal system places a strong emphasis on the best interests of the child while also respecting the rights of the parents. At the Law Offices of John B…. Read More »

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Navigating Prenuptial Agreements in New Jersey: Understanding the Legal Requirements and Limitations

By John B. D'Alessandro |

When considering marriage, many couples in New Jersey opt to establish a clear financial understanding through a prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements, commonly referred to as “prenups,” offer a practical solution for managing financial matters and protecting assets should the marriage dissolve. Before drawing up a prenup, though, it’s important to understand the legal requirements… Read More »

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The Impact of Marital Misconduct on Property Division in New Jersey

By John B. D'Alessandro |

When couples decide to dissolve their marriage, the division of marital assets becomes a crucial aspect of the divorce proceedings. In New Jersey, the distribution of assets must be equitable, but not necessarily equal. This means that the court looks at several factors to decide how to divide assets fairly. One question that often… Read More »

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Modifying Alimony in New Jersey: What You Need to Know

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a financial obligation one spouse may owe toward the other following a divorce. In New Jersey, alimony is not requested or granted in every divorce, and even when alimony is awarded, alimony orders are not set in stone and can be modified under certain circumstances. Read on… Read More »

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Understanding New Jersey Child Support Guidelines: A Detailed Breakdown

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Child support is a critical aspect of family law, ensuring that children receive the financial support they need following a divorce or separation, or even when parents were never married to begin with. In New Jersey, child support guidelines are in place to provide a clear framework for determining the appropriate amount of support…. Read More »

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Modifying Child Custody Orders in New Jersey: When and How

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Whether agreed to by the parties or decided by the court, child custody arrangements are formally established during divorce proceedings where minor children are involved. But circumstances can change over time, requiring modifications to these orders. Read on for a discussion surrounding when parents can request modifications to child custody orders in New Jersey,… Read More »

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Property Division in New Jersey

By John B. D'Alessandro |

In a New Jersey divorce, the couple’s marital property must be divided between them in a fair manner, known in the law as equitable distribution. The parties can decide on how to do this themselves by creating a property settlement agreement they each sign onto. If they can’t agree, they litigate the matter in… Read More »

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Understanding Equitable Distribution in New Jersey Divorce Cases

By John B. D'Alessandro |

When a marriage ends in divorce, one of the most complex issues couples face is the division of their assets and debts. New Jersey, like many states, follows the principle of equitable distribution. This means that marital property is divided in a manner that is fair and just, but not necessarily equal. This approach… Read More »

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