Posts Categorized: Divorce

Domestic Violence in New Jersey

Allegations of domestic violence in New Jersey are governed primarily by The Prevention of Domestiv Violence Act of 1991, N.J.S.A. 2C:25-17. The Act allows criminal, family and municipal courts wide discretion to impose certain relief and restrictions including the following: Possible Reliefs for Victim: • Granting exclusive possession of residence. • Granting temporary custody of children…. Read more »

Alimony 101

Alimony or  is often a central point of contention in New Jersey divorce proceedings, especially in situations where there exists significant income disparities between the spouses. Many litigants initially confuse “equitable distribution” and “alimony.” The difference is simple. Equitable distribution “looks back” and allots the parties’ “marital” property. Alimony, however, looks forward. It attempts to make up for… Read more »