Should We Separate Assets Before Filing for Divorce?
The end of a relationship brings a great deal of change.  Whereas in the past, parties have been working together to shore up their assets, pay down their debts, and plan for the future, a divorce means that they will need to move forward into a “new normal” that will include working alone for the same goals.  During a divorce, the court will make an equitable distribution of the parties’...
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Options for Real Estate Division
Part of the “American Dream” is to own your own home.  Millions of Americans put a large amount of their monthly income toward paying the mortgage on their family home.  The equity built in the real estate can help provide financial stability for you during your retirement.  During a marriage, it is likely that you and your spouse have both contributed not only financially to the home, but also to...
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What Does Equitable Distribution Mean?
There are many working parts to a divorce.  No doubt, you and your family attorney have discussed the different elements of your divorce, which may include a variety of issues ranging from child support to spousal maintenance.  One issue that is likely at the center of your divorce is property division. New Jersey is what is called an “equitable distribution” state when it comes to dividing property during a divorce. ...
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What is a QDRO?
Everyone knows it is important to plan for the future.  An essential component of this plan for the future is making sure your retirement is stable and properly funded.  When you are married, both you and your spouse will contribute to the plan for the future, whether that is with a monetary contribution or by supporting each other to help reach new career goals.  During a divorce, retirement, like other...
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What is a QDRO?
Everyone knows it is important to plan for the future.  An essential component of this plan for the future is making sure your retirement is stable and properly funded.  When you are married, both you and your spouse will contribute to the plan for the future, whether that is with a monetary contribution or by supporting each other to help reach new career goals.  During a divorce, retirement, like other...
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