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Divorce Lawyer and Family Law Attorney in East Brunswick and Fort Lee New Jersey

Mar 31, 2016 @ 12:50 PM — by Michael Green

Divorce Lawyer and Family Law Attorney in East Brunswick and Fort Lee New Jersey.  If you are looking for a divorce lawyer or family law attorney in Middlesex County or Bergen County, please call us at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 for a free consultation regarding your divorce.  If you have an uncontested divorce or amicable divorce, or a divorce where you are working with a divorce mediator and finalizing the Memorandum of Understanding of your divorce mediation, or have a situation where one party is not going to be filing in the case, such as in a default divorce, or where there was fraud in the marriage so that you will be seeking an annulment, our law firm may be able to offer you flat fees for services related to your divorce.  Call us now to speak with an NJ divorce lawyer or NJ divorce attorney.  

Divorce and Temporary Disability, Permanent Disability and Spousal Support or Alimony.

Mar 29, 2016 @ 05:15 PM — by Michael Green

Divorce and Disability.  Very often in cases individuals have had a medical problem or injury at work where they are temporarily or permanently disabled.  It is important that if they are going to be divorced that they have proof of disability whether it be temporary or permanent so that the parties may be able to determine issues of spousal support and other issues such as child custody and child support where the disability and the income being received impacts the overall settlement.  If there is temporary disability, the parties will have to in any matrimonial settlement agreement have a clause that deals with the alternatives depending on whether or not the disability becomes permanent or for how long the disability lasts.  If it is permanent disability proofs of being categorized as permanently disabled will have to be obtained for the other side. 

Flat Fees and Flat Legal Fees for a Divorce - Default Divorce, Annulment, Limited Uncontested Divorce

Mar 28, 2016 @ 12:43 PM — by Michael Green

If you are looking for flat fees for a divorce, whether it be an uncontested divorce, divorce with mediation or annulment, call Green & Associates now at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 for a free divorce consultation in our Fort Lee or East Brunswick offices. Flat fees may be offered for specific services related to an uncontested divorce and can save you money and time!  Our NJ divorce lawyer and NJ divorce attorney has the experience to help you with all your divorce or family law needs.

Divorce and Anti-Lepis Clauses - Why a Blanket Application May Be an Error by the Court

Mar 25, 2016 @ 10:53 AM — by Michael Green

Divorce and Anti-Lepis Clauses in Property Settlement Agreements - When a Blanket Application May Be an Error by a Court.  

Anti-Lepis Clauses in Divorce Agreements are essentially attempts to deal with the Lepis case that generally allowed for modification of terms of support in agreements in the future if there was a substantial change in circumstances.  An anti-Lepis clause is a clause that prohibits modification of the terms of alimony in the future regardless of whether or not there was a substantial change in circumstance.

For example, the following arguments could apply, if an agreement is silent as to a term regarding alimony, such as cohabitation, and the Court applies an anti-Lepis clause in the agreement as to cohabitation, there may be an issue as to whether or not the the anti-Lepis clause should have been applied.

Divorce and Discovery

Mar 22, 2016 @ 10:53 AM — by Michael Green

Divorce and Discovery.  If the parties do not settle their case within the first three to four months of the filing of the complaint, then the parties must go through the discovery process, based on court rules, the parties must exchange documents and questions regarding marital lifestyle, alimony, custody, child support and equitable distribution of assets and debts.  The parties must also file a Case Information Sheet, which lists their current income, last years income and attaches tax returns that are most recent.  Parties exchange a Notice to Produce documents and Interrogatories.  Discovery is generally only as long and costly as the level of complication of the parties' estate.  If both parties are W2 workers and have only retirement accounts and a marital residence as assets, generally discovery is relatively straightforward.

Divorce Lawyer in East Brunswick and Divorce Attorney in Fort Lee

Mar 21, 2016 @ 05:48 PM — by Michael Green

Divorce Lawyer in East Brunswick and Divorce Attorney in Fort Lee. If you are looking for an NJ divorce lawyer or NJ divorce attorney in the East Brunswick or Fort Lee areas, please call us at 7232-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 for a free consultation. We offer flat fees for certain services regarding an uncontested divorce, default divorce or annulment. Night appointments and weekend appointments are available.

Divorce and Tax Refunds from Your Tax Return

Mar 16, 2016 @ 06:12 PM — by Michael Green

Divorce and Tax Refunds from Your Tax Return.  Its that time of year again, tax refunds are coming back and often people think about applying them to the divorce legal fees that they anticipated they would have to pay.  If you are expecting a tax refund and wish to go forward on your divorce at that time, please call us at Green & Associates for a free consultation.  We will work with you on a reasonable fee schedule that includes flat fees for certain services, including uncontested divorces or default divorces.  Call us now at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 to set up your free consultation during the upcoming tax season to coordinate with the filing of your tax return and tax refund with the filing of your divorce complaint.

Filing as a Pro Se Litigant with a Divorce Center vs. When You May Need the Advice of an Attorney for Reasonable Fees

Mar 16, 2016 @ 11:43 AM — by Michael Green

Filing as a Pro Se Litigant with a Divorce Center vs. When You May Need the Advice of an Attorney.  There are now many divorce centers where parties for a nominal fee are given a packet of materials for them to use to file their divorce, usually, these centers advertise without the court filing fee included as the cost of the divorce.  Generally, there is no legal advice being offered as the divorce centers do not have attorneys and may not give legal advice.  Generally, this leaves a party wishing to file a divorce without any legal advice as to the issues of divorce such as child custody, child support, alimony or spousal support and equitable distribution of assets such as a marital residence, personal assets, retirement accounts, pensions etc.

Divorce and Loan Modifications for Equitable Distribution of the Marital Residence

Mar 15, 2016 @ 05:54 PM — by Michael Green

Divorce and Loan Modifications for Equitable Distribution of the Marital Residence.  Nowadays, multiple homes have fell into foreclosure for a variety of reasons, parties have lost their jobs in the great recession and have been unable to pay their mortgage payments or the houses are underwater and the parties do not believe it is in their best interest to continue to make the mortgage payments.  Either way, some parties are choosing to obtain a loan modification as an alternative to going into foreclosure or in an attempt to take the home out of foreclosure.  Loan modifications can take many, many months at times, so the parties have to take that into account if the terms of the Property or Matrimonial Settlement Agreement incorporate obtaining a loan modification.

Filing the Complaint for Divorce - the Process

Mar 14, 2016 @ 04:27 PM — by Michael Green

Filing the Complaint for Divorce - the Process.  When you first begin the process of divorce, the first thing that must occur is the filing of the complaint for divorce.  The Court will assign you a docket number with the complaint.  In the complaint, the filing party pleads their cause of action, what is the basis for the divorce.  Commonly, the cause of action is irreconcilable differences, which essentially under the statute means that the parties have not been getting along for at least six months prior to the filing of their complaint.  There are other causes of action as well, some no-fault others claiming fault, e.g. adultery.  Regardless, in the complaint you also have to please the jurisdictional requirements in order for the court in New Jersey to have jurisdiction over your case, which is for the filer or the other party to have lived in the State of New Jersey for at least one year prior to the filing of the complaint.