Author: Jill Jedrusiak

CHILD SUPPORT FOR UNMARRIED PARENTS

CHILD SUPPORT FOR UNMARRIED PARENTS   Can I receive child support even though I was never married?   Yes.  There is no requirement that parents be married at the time of a child’s birth (or ever) in order for a custodial parent (the parent the child lives with) to receive child support.  Both parents have Read More …

Grandparent Visitation in NJ

At common law, many years ago, grandparent visitation did not exist.  Grandparents had no legal rights to request visitation time with their grandchildren.  That was mainly because grandparents had much shorter life expectancies than they do today, and there was very little social science that focused beyond the core nuclear family.  As grandparents began to Read More …

Equitable Distribution of Pensions

Equitable Distribution of Pensions in New Jersey   At the time of divorce, all marital assets and debts are equitably distributed, including retirement benefits that were earned during the course of the marriage.  In today’s society, retirement benefits are usually one of the most valuable assets a couple has and an important part of the Read More …

Need an Increase in Child Support?

Many people wonder if they are able to receive an increase in child support after a court order is entered.  The general rule is that you may apply to the court for an increase in child support any time you experience a change in circumstances.

Cohabitation Agreement

In today’s society, more and more men and women are deciding to live together without being married, often referred to as cohabitation.  As a result, the importance of having a cohabitation agreement is worth discussing.  In many cases, an unmarried couple acquires property together, invests together, and mixes assets to make joint purchases.  In other cases, Read More …

Alimony Types in New Jersey

Alimony has deep roots in history, dating back thousands of years.   The laws have certainly evolved to keep up with our changing society, and they continue to do so. Long gone are the days where husbands were automatically ordered to pay wives alimony in the event of divorce or where alimony awards were calculated based Read More …