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What is a Divorce in New Jersey?

Divorce is the dissolution of a marriage. In New Jersey, the focus is not upon fault but, instead, the economic disunion of a couple and family.


What is Physical Custody in New Jersey?

Physical Custody generally is a reference to where the child lives. The parent with whom the child resides is called the Parent of Primary Residence and the other parent is called the Parent of Alternate Residence. Sole Physical custody can exist.


What is Legal Custody in New Jersey?

Legal Custody refers to the decision-making authority of parents. Frequently, Legal Custody can be “Joint” although “Sole” Legal Custody can exist. The Parent of Primary Residence generally has greater say in decision-making.


What is Parenting Time in New Jersey?

Parenting Time refers to the time each parent spends with the children. (Years ago, the term ‘Visitation’ was used.) each case is unique and each family is unique. There is no mandated schedule.


What is Alimony in New Jersey?

Alimony refers to the payment of by one-spouse to another to allow the economic lifestyle of the family to be shared. Alimony is not determined by a formula. Alimony may be: Open Durational / Limited Duration Alimony / Rehabilitative Alimony / Reimbursement Alimony.


What is Child Support in New Jersey?

Child Support refers to the payment of by one-spouse to another to address the economic needs of the children. Child Support is determined by a formula called the Child Support Guidelines (for income below a substantial threshold). The Child Support Guidelines consider income of both parents, Alimony paid by or received by a parent, overnight Parenting Time and health and child-care expenses of the children.


What is Equitable Distribution in New Jersey?

Equitable Distribution refers to the fair distribution of assets and liabilities acquired during the marriage.


How does a Divorce End in New Jersey?

A Divorce in New Jersey ends in either a Divorce Agreement or a Trial. Most cases end in a settlement.


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