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FD Dockets Or Domestic Dockets and How They Differ from Traditional FM or Matrimonial Dockets With The Courts in A Divorce Proceeding

Jun 29, 2016 @ 02:14 PM — by Michael Green

FD Dockets Or Domestic Dockets and How They Differ from Traditional FM or Matrimonial Dockets With The Courts in A New Jersey Divorce Proceeding.  

If a party files an FD docket complaint, prior to filing a divorce complaint.  The case will be tracked as a Domestic or FD docket until it is merged with an FM docket that is given to any divorce complaint filed. 

In family law matters, with an FD docket matter, Court hearings are generally held by Probation Hearing Officers, that are generally attorneys appointed by the Court.  

Our NJ divorce attorney and NJ divorce lawyer, will help you through the process in either docket.  Call us now at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 in our East Brunswick or Fort Lee office.  We service all of the neighboring towns, including Monroe, Sayreville, South River, Parlin, Edison, Piscataway, Edgewater, Leonia, North Bergen, and Cliffside Park.  Flat fees and night appointments are available. 

Divorce and Case Information Statements in New Jersey - Requiring Information on Assets, Debts and Liabilities

Jun 28, 2016 @ 10:23 PM — by Michael Green

Divorce and Case Information Statements in New Jersey - Requiring Information on Assets, Debts and Liabilities.  In divorce cases in New Jersey, parties that enter a case through the filing of a complaint for divorce or an answer and counterclaim, must file a case information statement or CIS with the Court.  In the CIS, parties affirm for the Court their assets, debts and liabilities as well as their gross income for the last year and the year to date income.  An individuals personal expenses including expenses for daily living and expenses related to travel, such as automobile insurance and leases or loans as well as car expenses, rent or mortgage costs, property taxes, homeowner's insurance, are all personal expenses that must be delineated in a CIS. Call our NJ divorce lawyer or NJ divorce attorney in our Fort Lee or East Brunswick offices today, at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119.  Free consultations and night appointments are available.

If You Are Seeking a Divorce, Call Us Now for a Free Consultation!

Jun 27, 2016 @ 08:49 PM — by Michael Green

If you are seeking a divorce, call us now at Green & Associates, for a free consultation.  Ask us about our flat fees and night appointements are available.  Call us at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 in our East Brunswick divorce and family law or Fort Lee divorce and family law offices.

Flat Fee Uncontested Divorce and Free Consultations for Family Law Matters

Jun 27, 2016 @ 08:30 AM — by Michael Green

Save time and money!  If you are seeking an uncontested divorce or have a family law matter, call us and ask us about our flat fees for certain uncontested divorce and family law matters, our NJ divorce lawyer and NJ divorce attorney, has many years of experience and will be able to help you through the process of divorce.  We offer free consultations and night appointments.  Call us at Green & Associates, 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 in our East Brunswick or Fort Lee offices for an appointment today!

Divorce and Moving Out of the House, When is the Time Right?

Jun 23, 2016 @ 07:09 AM — by Michael Green

Generally, a party may move out of a marital residence during the marriage and not lose their rights to the equity in the marital home. They may however lose possession or the right to stay in the marital home.  The other party may for instance change the locks on the doors if the other party has made it clear that they no longer will be living in the marital home and that they have now moved out into a new residence.  If you have children and you leave the marital home without the children, it may affect your rights as to being the parent of primary residence in the future, unless you immediately establish a parenting schedule and have the children stay overnights with you in some manner.  These issues are discretionary for a court and make sure you obtain proper legal advice before moving out of your marital residence.

Divorce, Child Custody, Modification of Alimony and Child Support and Plenary Hearings

Jun 22, 2016 @ 03:07 PM — by Michael Green

In today's courts, many of them order a plenary hearing in dealing with issues regarding a change of custody and modification of alimony.  If there is a prima facie case that shows there is a basis for ruling that there has been a substantial change in custody than the court may order a plenary hearing.  A plenary hearing is essentially a mini-trial where the parties give testimony and offer evidence into the court.  If you have a plenary hearing ordered by the court and you need an experienced divorce attorney for representation in a divorce, call us at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 for a free consultation in our Fort Lee or East Brunswick offices.  We offer night appointments as well with our NJ divorce attorney and NJ divorce lawyer for your New Jersey divorce.

It's Officially Summer, Beach, Sand and Sun - How the Summer Season May or May Not Affect Your Divorce

Jun 20, 2016 @ 10:11 AM — by Michael Green

It may not occur to you, but when you divorce and what season you choose to file your divorce may have ramifications on your divorce. Come summertime, the Courts just don't move as fast.  Parties may file, but often parties and attorneys and judges may be on vacation.  The courts don't stop by any means, but there is a bit of slowdown during the summer season.  At least that is my perception from years of practice.  Should it affect when you file, no,.  If you are planning to have fun this summer down the beach, taking in the waves and sand and sun, enjoy, but if it is also your intention to go forward with a divorce, you should.  Call us at Green & Associates about your divorce filing today, at 732-390-2093 or 201-242-1119 in our East Brunswick or Fort Lee offices.  We offer free consulations and flat fees for certain services such as an uncontested divorce and offer night appointments as well.  

Divorce and QDROs for Pensions, Retirement Accounts, 401ks, and Annuities

Jun 16, 2016 @ 01:31 PM — by Michael Green

In a divorce, where pensions and retirement or tax-deferred accounts such as 401ks and annuities are distributed, the parties generally have to have them split by a QDRO or Qualified Domestic Relations Order.   IRAs generally may not need a QDRO under applicable law.  Generally, 401ks and annuities are distributed into a rollover IRA.  The marital coverture period, generally, from the date of the marriage to the date of the complaint for divorce filing, is that period where the accounts accrue that is distributed.  Generally, the distribution is 50/50 for whatever accrued during the marital coverture period. If you have questions regarding QDROs and the equitable distribution of pensions or tax deferred or retirement accounts, please call us at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 in our East Brunswick or Fort Lee offices. Free consultations and night appointments are available.  Ask us about our flat fees for an uncontested divorce.

Employability Experts and Divorce

Jun 15, 2016 @ 03:07 PM — by Michael Green

If a party to a divorce has recently lost their job, it may be important for the other party to obtain an employability expert, an expert who can opine as to what kind of employment the other party may be qualified for and what income that party could make in today's economy.  Often such an expert is engaged after discovery but prior to Early Settlement Panel and Economic mediation.  Employability experts are important when a party is claiming they can no longer earn the kind of income they did in a previous job or when it is difficult to impute or obtain consent for imputation of income for purposes of determining alimony and child support in the future.   If you have questions regarding such issues in your divorce, please call us in our East Brunswick or Fort Lee offices at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 for a free consultation.  We have night appointments as well.

Divorce and the Complaint for the Divorce, Initial Pleadings in New Jersey

Jun 13, 2016 @ 10:36 AM — by Michael Green

Initial pleadings for divorce that include the initial complaint for divorce and the answer and counterclaim, are general in nature in that New Jersey is a notice pleading state and parties only have to put the other party on notice of their claim and the general relief they may be asking for.  As part of the relief, generally it is requested of the Court for child support, alimony, primary physical custody and equitable distribution of property.  If you are seeking to getting divorce in New Jersey and looking for a NJ divorce attorney or NJ divorce lawyer, please call our office at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 in our East Brunswick or Fort Lee offices.  We offer free consultations, flat fees for uncontested divorces and night appointments.