Interspousal Gifts
Giving gifts and surprises to our family can be a lot of fun both for the giver and the family member receiving the gift.  These gifts can range from a small token up to a lavish gift such as a new car.  When a relationship falls apart, one of the issues in almost every divorce is that of property division.  If you and your spouse have exchanged gifts during the...
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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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Financial Focuses for Your Uncontested Divorce
Making the decision to move forward with your divorce can be complicated and involves many moving parts.  Although some divorces can be highly contested, there are many situations in which spouses can work together to resolve their issues and complete an uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorces allow the parties to come to solutions that are tailor-made for their situation and their family.  Uncontested divorce can definitely be a good solution for...
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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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