Going through a divorce is a stressful time as well as a time when important decisions need to be made. A New Jersey divorce lawyer can help you through the process and the complexities of the family law court system. No matter what the grounds are for the divorce, there are some issues that must be resolved before the divorce will be granted.
Division of property
New Jersey is an equitable distribution state. This means that assets accumulated during the course of the marriage will be divided according to an equitable and fair process. This does not mean equally. The court considers how much each spouse contributed to the asset, the length of the marriage, each spouse’s economic situation at the time of the divorce and all other relevant factors.
There are categories of separate property that are not divided and belong to the person who acquired the property. Examples include property that was owned prior to the marriage, personal injury awards for pain and suffering, inheritances and gifts.
Child custody and visitation
Parents are encouraged to work together to develop a parenting plan. If they are unable to do so, the court will decide who gets custody and establish a visitation schedule. In making its decision, the court will consider each parent’s relationship with the children, which parent is remaining in the marital home and other factors that are in the best interest of the child.
All parents are responsible for the financial support of their children including the provision of health insurance. The court looks at the complete financial situation of the parents and considers their earning ability, their age and their health. Generally, a custodial parent receives support from a non-custodial parent.
Modification of orders
Either party may request a modification of a court order if there has been a change in circumstances since the original order was issued.
At the law office of Ivan Raevski, you will find a Metuchen New Jersey attorney who will provide you top notch service. Mr. Raevski has successfully represented numerous clients and is available for a free consultation.
New Jersey Child Support Guidelines – Shared Parenting Worksheet
New Jersey Child Support Guidelines – Sole Parenting Worksheet
New Jersey Family Case Information Statement (CIS)
New Jersey Family Case Management Order
New Jersey Family Certification of non military Service
New Jersey Family Confidential Litigant Information Sheet (CN 10486)
New Jersey Statement for Family Summary Support Actions