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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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Understanding the Types of Alimony in New Jersey

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a financial arrangement in which one spouse provides financial assistance to the other during or after a divorce. In New Jersey, the court may award alimony to ensure that both parties can maintain a standard of living reasonably comparable to the one they enjoyed during their marriage…. Read More »

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Family Court Document Preparation

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Cost should never be a barrier to obtaining high-quality legal representation when it is needed, especially in vital areas impacting your family such as divorce, child custody, or support. The reality for many, though, is that cost is something to consider and be mindful of. The extremely cost-conscious might wonder whether it is truly… Read More »

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The Role of Paternity in New Jersey Child Support Cases

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Family law matters can be complex, particularly in situations that involve more than one issue wrapped up into a single proceeding. One such example is the role of paternity in child support cases in New Jersey. Child support is a financial obligation imposed on both parents, but if a child’s parentage hasn’t first been… Read More »

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