When Does NJ Divorce Law Require Life Insurance?

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on November 11, 2017

When does NJ divorce law require life insurance? 

Is every woman who gets divorced in NJ entitled to life insurance from her ex-husband?

No.

NJ Divorce Law usually requires a supporting parent and a supporting former spouse to maintain an appropriate amount of life insurance to fund his alimony and child support obligations in the event of his premature death.

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Topics: Alimony, Child Support

What If Your Early Settlement Panel in NJ Fails?

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on May 7, 2017

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Topics: family court, Alimony

Can Your Monmouth County Divorce Lawyer Help You In An Emergency?

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on April 30, 2017

Maybe.

Maybe not.

What exactly is an emergency that justifies a Monmouth County Divorce Lawyer bringing an emergent Order to Show Cause in Monmouth County Family Court?

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Topics: Alimony, Child Custody

Your Divorce Case Information Statement: The Backbone of Your Case

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on March 25, 2017

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Topics: Child Support, Equitable Distribution of Property, Alimony

Calculating Alimony Pursuant to NJ Alimony Laws

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on October 23, 2016

Pursuant to NJ Alimony Laws, how is alimony in NJ determined?  Are there NJ Alimony guidelines like there are NJ child support guidelines?

No.

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Topics: Alimony, Divorce Court

My Most Painful Case Involving NJ Alimony Laws

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on October 22, 2016

Divorce can be tough on someone's emotions.

Someone going through a tough divorce could easily make a bad decision. This post is about the consequences of one such bad decision, and supports the idea that someone going through a tough divorce needs a highly experienced local divorce lawyer to help him or her make these crucial decisions correctly as the case progresses.

My most painful case involving NJ alimony laws involved a highly successful older accountant, his young secretary, and the accountant's angry wife.

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Topics: Alimony

What Can Be Done When A Supporting Spouse Acts Like A Jerk, Abandons His Family, And Leaves His Wife Penniless?

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on September 24, 2014

We all know the common line: a supporting spouse has a duty to continue to support the other spouse and children commensurate with the standard of living that the family enjoyed during the marriage.

But what happens when the supporting spouse is acting like a jerk?
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Topics: Alimony, Child Custody

Obligations of a Disabled Person Pursuant To NJ Alimony Laws

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on September 20, 2014

What does a permanent disability do to someone's alimony obligation pursuant to NJ Alimony Laws?

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Topics: Alimony, Child Support

What Does "Pendente Lite" Mean in Monmouth County Divorce Court?

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on August 2, 2014

It means "temporary."

Temporary relief.

As in temporary custody. Temporary alimony. Temporary child support.

Temporary until a more detailed, more well reasoned final decision can be made.

It is important for someone going through a contested divorce to understand that there are two main phases to that divorce.

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Topics: Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce

If There Are No 1/3 NJ Alimony Laws, Why Do People Say There Are?

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on November 29, 2013

Lawyers do it. Judges do it too. Mediators do it. And so do arbitrators.

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Topics: Alimony

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