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Short Term Marriages and Divorce - What Are Your Rights?

Jan 27, 2016 @ 02:39 PM — by Michael Green

If you have only been married for two years or less, you may wish to understand what your rights are in case of a divorce.  Generally, under the new alimony statute, it is unlikely there would be alimony in a short term marriage.  If there are no children born of the marriage then that simplifies things even more in that child support and child custody are not an issue.  If there has not been the purchase of a marital home, then again, there is no equitable distribution of a marital home.  If there are retirement accounts, in the short period of the marriage, very likely, not much has accrued of marital coverture portion and the parties may wish to consider waiving each other's retirement accounts or pensions.  There may be personal items that need to be distributed, such as jewelry or other items.  Regardless, a short marriage generally simplifies the terms of the divorce just by its nature.  If you wish to have a free consultation regarding your potential divorce and learn your rights in a short term marriage, contact us to schedule a free consultation with our NJ divorce lawyer or NJ divorce attorney today!

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