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Category: Adultery

Will the court consider my spouse’s adultery when determining my alimony obligation?

Generally speaking, adultery has no bearing on the amount or duration of alimony awarded by the court or as to whether alimony should be awarded at all. In Mani v. Mani, 183 NJ 70 (2005), the New Jersey Supreme Court found adultery or other types of marital fault are irrelevant when considering the amount of …

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It IS Possible to Heal After An Affair

A blog from our friends Debby Deroian, LAC and Meredith Keller, LPC of Couples Therapy Center of New Jersey Have you ever heard someone declare “If my partner ever had an affair, our relationship would be over. I would be done!”?  Although that’s easy to say, in reality, if you are the one in that situation, it …

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Former Spice Girl Claims Estranged Husband Abused Her

A shocking court filing by former Spice Girl, Mel B, claims that her estranged husband, Stephen Belafonte, brutally abused her, and had an affair with their nanny. The court filing instituted a temporary restraining order against her husband for numerous physical attacks throughout their marriage. They were only married for about six months when the attacks …

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Woodbridge Divorce Lawyers: Divorce is Not Grounds for Termination

According to the New Jersey Supreme Court, employers cannot terminate, or discriminate against an employee because he or she is going through a separation or divorce in New Jersey. The ruling stemmed from a case involving a man who was allegedly fired from his position as director of operations at the Millville Rescue Squad because …

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Bridgewater Family Law Firm: How Do I File a Divorce Based on Adultery?

In New Jersey, people have the right to file for Divorce based on Adultery. But how does that work? In order to file for divorce under Adultery, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-2, your lawyer will need to draft a Formal Complaint that includes specific examples of the adulterous acts and which also names the person who is committing …

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Will the court consider my spouse’s adultery when determining my alimony obligation?

Generally speaking, adultery has no bearing on the amount or duration of alimony awarded by the court or as to whether alimony should be awarded at all. In Mani v. Mani, 183 NJ 70 (2005), the New Jersey Supreme Court found adultery or other types of marital fault are irrelevant when considering the amount of …

Continue Reading…

It IS Possible to Heal After An Affair

A blog from our friends Debby Deroian, LAC and Meredith Keller, LPC of Couples Therapy Center of New Jersey Have you ever heard someone declare “If my partner ever had an affair, our relationship would be over. I would be done!”?  Although that’s easy to say, in reality, if you are the one in that situation, it …

Continue Reading…

Former Spice Girl Claims Estranged Husband Abused Her

A shocking court filing by former Spice Girl, Mel B, claims that her estranged husband, Stephen Belafonte, brutally abused her, and had an affair with their nanny. The court filing instituted a temporary restraining order against her husband for numerous physical attacks throughout their marriage. They were only married for about six months when the attacks …

Continue Reading…

Woodbridge Divorce Lawyers: Divorce is Not Grounds for Termination

According to the New Jersey Supreme Court, employers cannot terminate, or discriminate against an employee because he or she is going through a separation or divorce in New Jersey. The ruling stemmed from a case involving a man who was allegedly fired from his position as director of operations at the Millville Rescue Squad because …

Continue Reading…

Bridgewater Family Law Firm: How Do I File a Divorce Based on Adultery?

In New Jersey, people have the right to file for Divorce based on Adultery. But how does that work? In order to file for divorce under Adultery, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-2, your lawyer will need to draft a Formal Complaint that includes specific examples of the adulterous acts and which also names the person who is committing …

Continue Reading…