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New Jersey Court Says Ex-Wife Can’t Wait Seven Years to Object to Divorce Judgment

By Helayne Weiss |

In the case of Morales v. Morales, decided last month by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, the court held that an ex-wife who waited seven years to ask for relief from a divorce judgment waited far too long to be granted relief. The situation may have been different if she had… Read More »

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Court Decides Brother and Sister are “Former Household Members” for Purposes of New Jersey Domestic Violence Law

By Helene Herbert |

The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA) allows a person to obtain a domestic violence restraining order against another person for harassment, stalking, assault and a host of other criminal acts, provided the alleged abuser fits into one of the following categories: Spouse or Ex-Spouse Current or Former Household Member Boyfriend/Girlfriend or… Read More »

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New Jersey Law Strengthens Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreements

By Helene Herbert |

Prenuptial agreements, also known as antenuptial or premarital agreements, have long been recognized as valid and enforceable under New Jersey law. The law regarding prenuptial agreements in New Jersey has remained relatively unchanged since the adoption of the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act in 1985, codified in New Jersey Statutes at 37:2-21—41. However, a major… Read More »

New Jersey Alimony

The End of Permanent Alimony in New Jersey?

By Helene Herbert |

Alimony (spousal support) is not guaranteed in every divorce. When alimony is awarded, there are many different types of alimony which may be granted in New Jersey, including Limited Duration, Rehabilitative, Reimbursement, and Pendente Lite. Rehabilitative and Reimbursement alimony may be granted in a lump sum or a fixed amount based on the evidence… Read More »

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New Jersey Changes Law to Grant Adoptees Access to Their Original Birth Certificate

By Helayne Weiss |

On May 27th, 2014, S873 passed into law, allowing adoptees access to their New Jersey birth records by law for the first time. An adoption prompts the creation of a new birth certificate, showing the child’s new name, if changed; date and place of birth; names of adopting parents; and date of filing. Once… Read More »

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