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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.

Protecting yourself from a dishonest ex during divorce

Trust is difficult to build and very easy to lose. It is also something missing from many divorcing couples. Under these circumstances, many people feel as though there is no hope of working out a solution to the various issues related to the divorce without going to court.

Divorcing? Have these financial documents ready

Divorce takes a major toll on the marital and separate assets of each person going through the process. Because of this, people can be very focused on maximizing their financial settlement. However, this can be extremely difficult if you do not have the information you need to fight for what you deserve.

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.

How does the cost of mediation compare to litigation?

If you are getting divorced, then money can be a major concern for you. You might be scared about how you support yourself after the divorce or worried that you will have to pay spousal support to your ex.

Thinking about reconciling during divorce? What you need to know

When people think about filing for divorce, they often see it as a black-and-white situation. Two people don't want to be married, so they file the paperwork, go through mediation or the courts, and finalize the divorce.

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