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Does My Immigration Status Negatively Affect My Ability to File for Divorce in New Jersey?

By: Alex Guerra Just as immigration status can play an integral role in criminal law cases, a blending of matrimonial and immigration law is emerging to the forefront of New Jersey attorneys. In a society that continues to see its divorce rates increase, there are non-citizens who may be unsure of their rights and access …

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Three Tips for Completing Your Case Information Statement

Under the New Jersey Rules of Court, every litigant entering divorce litigation in which alimony, equitable, child support or counsel fees are at issue is required to complete a Case Information Statement and submit required financial documents as attachments. Specifically, Rule 5:5-2 sets forth the framework for the filing and completion of this statement: Rule …

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Virtual vs. In Person Mediation

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way divorce proceedings have taken place in New Jersey Family Courts, which has added a new realm of virtual possibility to the divorce process. This virtual possibility has included the newer use of virtual platforms, such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams to conduct virtual economic mediation. The purpose of …

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Why the Date of Your Divorce Agreement Matters When It Comes to Alimony and Retirement

On September 10, 2014 then-New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law the reformed New Jersey alimony statute. Among some of the most significant changes to the alimony statute was the way that it treats the payment of alimony upon the payor reaching retirement age. Under the reformed statute, full retirement age is defined as …

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Cryptocurrency and Divorce

In this current age of Cryptocurrency, couples moving forward with divorce are now having to deal with a new age problem. What happens to our cryptocurrency in the divorce? Because cryptocurrencies are relatively new, many individuals are unsure how to address the division of this type of asset, particularly since the value can suddenly change …

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The Impacts of Guardianship Through the Lens of the #FreeBritney Movement

Princess of Pop, Britney Spears, and the #FreeBritney movement are the primary focus of the recently released documentary by The New York Times, “Framing Britney Spears.” In addition to highlighting Spears’ rise to fame and the media circus accompanying her young adult years, this documentary highlights the complexities of her conservatorship (otherwise known as “guardianship”), …

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Does My Immigration Status Negatively Affect My Ability to File for Divorce in New Jersey?

By: Alex Guerra Just as immigration status can play an integral role in criminal law cases, a blending of matrimonial and immigration law is emerging to the forefront of New Jersey attorneys. In a society that continues to see its divorce rates increase, there are non-citizens who may be unsure of their rights and access …

Continue Reading…

Three Tips for Completing Your Case Information Statement

Under the New Jersey Rules of Court, every litigant entering divorce litigation in which alimony, equitable, child support or counsel fees are at issue is required to complete a Case Information Statement and submit required financial documents as attachments. Specifically, Rule 5:5-2 sets forth the framework for the filing and completion of this statement: Rule …

Continue Reading…

Virtual vs. In Person Mediation

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way divorce proceedings have taken place in New Jersey Family Courts, which has added a new realm of virtual possibility to the divorce process. This virtual possibility has included the newer use of virtual platforms, such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams to conduct virtual economic mediation. The purpose of …

Continue Reading…

Why the Date of Your Divorce Agreement Matters When It Comes to Alimony and Retirement

On September 10, 2014 then-New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law the reformed New Jersey alimony statute. Among some of the most significant changes to the alimony statute was the way that it treats the payment of alimony upon the payor reaching retirement age. Under the reformed statute, full retirement age is defined as …

Continue Reading…

Cryptocurrency and Divorce

In this current age of Cryptocurrency, couples moving forward with divorce are now having to deal with a new age problem. What happens to our cryptocurrency in the divorce? Because cryptocurrencies are relatively new, many individuals are unsure how to address the division of this type of asset, particularly since the value can suddenly change …

Continue Reading…

The Impacts of Guardianship Through the Lens of the #FreeBritney Movement

Princess of Pop, Britney Spears, and the #FreeBritney movement are the primary focus of the recently released documentary by The New York Times, “Framing Britney Spears.” In addition to highlighting Spears’ rise to fame and the media circus accompanying her young adult years, this documentary highlights the complexities of her conservatorship (otherwise known as “guardianship”), …

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