Legal separation in New Jersey doesn’t really exist. If you want to separate from your spouse, you can do so, and you don’t need an agreement to do that; but if you have children and you want to leave the marital home, you cannot take the children with you unless you have your spouse’s consent or permission from the court.
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One of the most misunderstood aspects of family law is how alimony is calculated. In some states, there is simply a formula that is utilized. However, in New Jersey, it is much more fact-specific.
The cost of your divorce depends on how well you and your spouse can communicate, and how willing you are to negotiate the terms of your divorce outside of court.
While there are a number of questions that you should ask a family attorney prior to hiring them, below are three things that you must ask before making a decision about your representation.
Solutions, referrals, and realistic goals. All family law attorneys should be offering these three things to clients.
It is better for clients to make their own decisions about what’s best for their children rather than “the stranger in the black robe.”
There are many things to consider when deciding to file for divorce – but these three could have the greatest impact on your life.