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Types Of Alimony In New Jersey

By Citizen Soldier Law |

If you are about to go through the divorce process in New Jersey, keep in mind that one of the issues that might need to be addressed is alimony. Primarily, alimony is awarded to individuals who need financial support during or after their divorce. Alimony is meant to help a receiving party continue living… Read More »

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DOES NEW JERSEY HAVE LEGAL SEPARATION?

By Citizen Soldier Law |

The short answer is no, officially, New Jersey does not have legal separation.  There is no court process and there is no decree that states you are legally separated in the State of New Jersey. If you and your spouse choose to separate, it might be helpful to have a separation agreement drafted by… Read More »

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NJ’s Red Flag law Burdens LEOs

By Citizen Soldier Law |

[The Second Amendment] guarantee[s] the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation.  Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, District of Columbia v. Heller   Although it should be the exception, an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) can be a helpful tool when used properly by law enforcement and judges.  Sadly, we are… Read More »

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COUPLES WITH A FINAL RESTRAINING ORDER WILL SOON BE ABLE TO MEDIATE ACROSS THE STATE

By Citizen Soldier Law |

Recently, the New Jersey Judiciary issued a directive implementing an economic mediation program for those litigants who have a restraining order. The mediation would take place at the courthouse with litigants remaining in separate rooms throughout the mediation.  The mediator, specially trained, would shuttle back and forth between the two rooms to try and… Read More »

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What happens if my husband (wife) changes his mind?

By Citizen Soldier Law |

As an attorney, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “My husband (wife) changed his mind.  He will not sign the Property Settlement Agreement.”  When two people are getting divorced, the courts in New Jersey require that the parties attend economic mediation if they cannot agree at the Early Settlement Panel. The… Read More »

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HOW DO I PROTECT MYSELF DURING A MILITARY DIVORCE?

By Citizen Soldier Law |

Military personnel in New Jersey can be divorced just like everyone else. However, we all know, military life is different, which in turn, may make getting divorced a bit more complicated.  As a military service member, the question should be “How do I protect myself during a military divorce?” First, most military families move… Read More »

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LEGAL SEPARATION IN NEW JERSEY

By Citizen Soldier Law |

Officially, New Jersey does not have legal separation.  There is no court process and there is no decree that states you are legally separated. If you and your spouse choose to separate, it might be helpful to have a separation agreement drafted by a competent family law attorney. By drafting a separation agreement, you… Read More »

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HIGH ASSET DIVORCE

By Citizen Soldier Law |

Kudos to you – it took a lot of time and energy to get where you are today! You are now financially well off, have enough to send your children to college but you don’t want to stay married, however you’d like to come out of the divorce in the best financial situation possible…. Read More »

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Can I get a divorce during COVID-19?

By Citizen Soldier Law |

Even though things have been far from normal during these last three months, you can still get divorced in New Jersey. Just like businesses have had to adapt to these changing times, our State government has had to do the same.  Our Judiciary has been open during this pandemic and has been conducting most… Read More »

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ALLOCATING DEBT DURING DIVORCE

By Citizen Soldier Law |

When parties are in the midst of a divorce, one bone of contention can be debt.  In many situations, high debt can be a major contributing factor to divorce. The general rule is marital debt is any debt incurred during the marriage for the benefit of the marriage. There are various types of debt… Read More »

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