New Jersey Divorce and NJ Divorce Trial - The Process in the NJ Family Courts. If the parties to a New Jersey Divorce have not settled their case after case management conferences, production of discovery, early settlement panel, economic mediation and intensive settlement conference with a Judge, generally, the will have to go to trial on outstanding issues that they have not settled or agreed to. In those instances, in a New Jersey Family Court, generally, the parties have to submit trial briefs to the NJ Family Court Judge, with the exhibits they plan to use at trial and a witness list of any witnesses they plan to call at trial. The Trial Briefs will brief the arguments the parties plan to make at a divorce trial and the relief they are requesting of the Court. The NJ statutory or case law that applies will also be outlined for the Court. For example, if there is an issue as to only equitable distribution of the marital home, then that issue may demand the submission of an appraisal by a NJ appraisal company that is independent, not generally an appraisal by a bank for a mortgage or home equity line or a CMA by a realtor (comparative market analysis with comparable sales of a similar property). The parties will testify as to the history of the purchase of the property, the loans or liens on the property, the contributions of each of them to the property, and the Court will make a decision as to how the equity in that property is to be distributed. Call our NJ divorce office now in East Brunswick or Fort Lee at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 for a free divorce consultation with our NJ divorce lawyer or NJ divorce attorney to help determine your equity in your NJ marital home today.
Sep 15, 2016 @ 08:34 AM — by Michael Green