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Sad wife after divorce

Divorcing Spouse’s Death Does Not Prevent Equitable Distribution of Marital Property

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Milagros Beltra was terminally ill when she filed for a divorce from her husband of 34 years. Six months later, before the divorce was finalized, Milagros passed away. Her eldest son petitioned the court to be substituted into the litigation on behalf of Milagro’s estate; this motion was granted. A five-day hearing was later… Read More »


Court Refuses to Modify Judgment Because of Wife’s Failure to Raise Issues in a Timely Manner

By John B. D'Alessandro |

A New Jersey couple had been married for 18 years when the husband filed for divorce. In his petition for divorce, the husband initially sought sole legal and physical (residential) custody, child support, and equitable distribution of the couple’s marital assets. A copy of the petition was served on the wife, but she failed… Read More »

Mother Daughter

New Jersey Court Denies Mother’s Request to Relocate Out-of-State with Child

By John B. D'Alessandro |

In the matter of Hammond v. Hammond, decided on January 2nd in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, the appeals court upheld a lower court’s denial of a mother’s motion to relocate to Georgia with her daughter, who was eight years at the time the motion was made. Under New Jersey law,… Read More »

Mother with child

Advice from New Jersey family law judges: Don’t wait four years to ask the court to “correct” its “error” regarding child support and alimony

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Earlier this month, a New Jersey appeals court issued a ruling in yet another stage of ongoing litigation between a divorced couple who continue to battle over alimony and child support orders established when the couple divorced more than eight years ago. The couple in this case were married in 1994 and divorced in… Read More »

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