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Filing for a Divorce - What to do first? Filing a Complaint for Divorce and getting a docket number.

Feb 29, 2016 @ 04:43 PM — by Michael Green

Filing for a Divorce - What to do first?  Call Green & Associates for a free consultation to discuss your divorce case.  Whether its uncontested, contested, or a mediation with a Memorandum of Understanding, call us to get started, its the first step.  Upon determining how best to approach your issues of child support, child custody, alimony or spousal support and equitable distribution of property, we will file a complaint for divorce.  After receiving a docket number from the court, we will serve your spouse and start the process.  Our NJ divorce lawyer and NJ divorce attorney, Michael S. Green, can help you with your divorce today.  Night and weekend appointments are available.

Divorce from Bed and Board - The Implications

Feb 25, 2016 @ 01:09 PM — by Michael Green

Divorce from Bed and Board - The Implications.  When the parties are seeking a divorce and one of the parties needs to continue on the other party's health insurance, in some instances, the parties may obtain in New Jersey a divorce from bed and board, which is not an absolute divorce.  A divorce from bed and board allows with some health insurance a party to remain on the health insurance of the other party so long as the parties do not have an absolute divorce.  If your divorce has issues regarding health insurance, or if your divorce needs to be converted to an absolute divorce, contact our office at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 for a free consultation regarding your divorce.  We have an East Brunswick divorce attorney and East Brunswick divorce lawyer or Fort Lee Divorce Attorney or Fort Lee Divorce lawyer to assist you.  Night and weekend appointments are available.

Divorce and Responding to Settlement Offers in a Property Settlement Agreement or Matrimonial Settlement Agreement

Feb 24, 2016 @ 01:14 PM — by Michael Green

Divorce and Responding to Settlement Offers in a Property Settlement Agreement or Matrimonial Settlement Agreement. When responding to offers made for settlement a party must be careful to advise the other party that any offer or demand is confidential and part of settlement negotiations so that their communications do not end up in court cited in some motion as evidence of a position or agreement to a term.  If you need help drafting your Property Settlement Agreement or Matrimonial Settlement Agreement in a divorce regarding the terms for child support, child custody, alimony or spousal support or equitable distribution of assets and debts, including the marital residence, retirement accounts such as a 401k or IRA or pension, please call us for a free consultation at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 in our East Brunswick or Fort Lee office. 

Simple Divorce, Easy Divorce, Uncontested Divorce and Flat Fees in a New Jersey Divorce

Feb 22, 2016 @ 09:59 AM — by Michael Green

Simple Divorce, Easy Divorce, Uncontested Divorce and Flat Fees.  If you have a relatively straightforward divorce, one that you believe is simple or easy and are looking not to spend a lot of money on your divorce, there are options for you.  Call our office to discuss an uncontested divorce or divorce services for a flat fee.  If you and your spouse have your terms of divorce worked out or if there is not a lot at issue in your divorce as regards child custody, child support, alimony or spousal support and equitable distribution of assets or debts, then a simple divorce or easy divorce that is relatively simple or easy may be something that works for you. Flat fees for such an uncontested divorce may then apply.  Call us at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 in our East Brunswick or Fort Lee offices to discuss your divorce today with a free consultation. 

Divorce and Parental Alienation and Child Custody and Child Support and College Tuition and College Expenses

Feb 19, 2016 @ 12:06 PM — by Michael Green

Divorce and Parental Alienation and Child Custody and Child Support and College Tuition and College Expenses.  In a divorce matter where one parent has turned the children against the other parent, a claim of parental alienation may be pursued in the form of a cause of action of intentional infliction of emotional distress.  A party that causes children to denigrate another parent, speak derogatorily about another parent, not have a relationship with the other parent, is participating in parental alienation.  If parental alienation does exist, in the case of college tuition and expenses, the Court may find that the other party is not responsible for college tuition and expenses where the child does not speak to the other parent and does not involve that parent in decision making.  There are even cases in New York, outside of New Jersey, where if parental alienation is found, child support may be suspended.  Thus far, New Jersey has not gone that far.

Divorce and Tentative Decisions from Motions with the Court on Pendente Lite Support

Feb 18, 2016 @ 12:34 PM — by Michael Green

In the motion practice of divorce, tentative orders may be issued by a court relating what the court may order based on the papers submitted by the parties as to issues regarding pendente lite support such as child support or spousal support or other issues, such as custody or parenting time or the payment pendente lite of other bills or payments.  Upon receving the tentative order, the parties have a duty to contact each other to determine whether either party is going to object to the order or not and whether either party is requesting oral argument.  If you have a motion you need adjudicated, contact our NJ divorce lawyer or NJ divorce attorney to pursue your motion practice in divorce.  We cover divorce in central and northern New Jersey, call us for a free consultation and ask us about our flat fees for an uncontested divorce or annulment.  

Divorce and Enforcement of Litigant's Rights

Feb 17, 2016 @ 06:05 PM — by Michael Green

Divorce and Enforcement of Litigant's Rights.  When a party to a divorce chooses not to follow the Property Settlement Agreement or Matrimonial Settlement Agreement which settles the issues of child custody, child support, alimony or spousal support, equitable distribution of assets and debts, then the other party may have to file a motion enforcing litigant's rights.  With such a motion, you may request the court to have the other side pay your attorney's fees, as you are only seeking to enforce the terms of your divorce that the parties already agreed upon.  If you have a motion that you wish to file that involves the enforcement of a term of your PSA or MSA, please call our NJ divorce attorney or NJ divorce lawyer for a free consultation.  We have nights and weekend appointments available.

Early Settlement Panel and Divorce - The Process

Feb 16, 2016 @ 02:05 PM — by Michael Green

The Early Settlement Panel takes place after discovery in the divorce case and it is where the parties meet with a panel of generally two attorneys that will tell the parties what they believe generally a court would likely do with their case if it went to trial.  It is an effort by the courts for the parties to have the opportunity to meet with two independent attorneys tell them what they think their divorce case would settle for as to child support, alimony, and equitable distribution of marital assets for debt, including the marital residence.  Often alimony is dealt with as the issue that is discretionary and the parties are having the hardest time with.  Generally, child custody and parenting time issues are not dealt with at this time as the parties have already gone to custody and parenting time mediation regarding that issue and if they can't settle it, it will be tried by the court.

Divorce in Cold Weather and Snow Storms

Feb 11, 2016 @ 01:58 PM — by Michael Green

Divorce in Cold Weather and Snow Storms.  So, you want to get divorced, but the weather is putting you off.  Its just too cold or there is just too much snow.  At Green & Associates, we understand that the weather may make you delay a lot of things, that maybe you are waiting until the Spring arrives and the Winter snow storms are behind us.  But, we are here for you and your concerns, and even though you aren't quite ready to file your complaint for divorce, you may wish to get the legal advice you need to start planning what you want to do when the snow, winter and bad weather is behind us.  So, call us now and set up a free consultation to learn your rights and get an idea of the kind of costs you may expect if you go forward with a divorce.  Ask us about our flat fees for an uncontested divorce.  Call us and talk to a NJ divorce lawyer or NJ divorce attorney or NJ family law lawyer or NJ family law attorney.  

Four-Way Conferences in Divorce Proceedings - What Are They For

Feb 9, 2016 @ 11:51 AM — by Michael Green

Four-Way Conferences in Divorce Proceedings - What Are They For.  Four-way conferences are often used when the parties are close to a settlement, reasonable amicable and rather than proceed with more costly processes like early settlement panel or economic mediation, the Court or the parties, believe they can make great progress meeting with the parties and their attorneys to settle the case.  If the parties are not close to settlement, a four-way is generally not a practical alternative to the early settlement panel or economic mediation processes.  If you are looking for a NJ divorce lawyer or NJ divorce attorney for a New Jersey divorce, please call our offices in East Brunswick or Fort Lee.  Our free consultation will explore how best to proceed with your New Jersey divorce case, flat fees are available for certain services.  Call us at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119.