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Qualified Domestic Relations Orders: An Important Aspect of Divorce

For many married people, retirement seems years, if not decades away. Yet, before a career ends and the "golden years" begin, many couples decide to divorce. Suddenly, retirement assets that have generated interest and represent a significant amount of money becomes an asset subject to division in the marital dissolution process.

Paying for Attorney's Fees in a New Jersey Divorce or Family Law Matter

The issue of paying for attorney's fees in a New Jersey Divorce or Family Law matter comes up often. There is no rule in family law cases that the party who files for divorce or begins the custody dispute must pay for the other party's attorney. There is, however, authority in the law for a judge to potentially require one person to advance or pay the other party's fees. Family Court is a Court of equity, meaning the element of fairness is to be considered when a judge has to decide an issue. New Jersey law therefore gives a judge authority to grant an award of attorney's fees based on the financial situation if needed to level the playing field - to prevent one party from prevailing simply because he or she can afford to pay an attorney more. A judge may also award attorney's fees when one party has acted in bad faith, such as by violating a Court Order or taking a position that is blatantly unreasonable.

Is divorce genetic?

For years, there has been a connection linking divorce rates between parents and their kids showing that "divorce runs in the family". Studies conducted have suggested that the link stems from raising a child in a divorce household, which exposes them to the experience of divorce.

5 things to do with your wedding ring after divorce

We often discuss the complications of dividing assets after divorce, however, it can also be difficult to figure out what to do with property you keep after divorce. For instance, you might be struggling to figure out what to do with your wedding ring and other jewelry that symbolized important events in your marriage.

3 documents you may need if you are unmarried

According to recent statistics, the current rate of marriage in the U.S. has declined to roughly 50 percent. At the same time, the number of people who live with a partner and/or raise a child outside of marriage is increasing.

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