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Notice of Proposed Judgment - As an Alternative to a Property Settlement Agreement - The Process of a Default Divorce

Jul 28, 2015 @ 07:48 PM — by Michael Green

A Notice of Proposed Judgment of Divorce is a necessary part of the process in a default divorce where the other party is not signing a property or matrimonial settlement agreement and there are issues of child custody, child support, alimony or spousal support and equitable distribution that must be dealt with as part of the divorce.  A Notice of Proposed Judgment is form of the Final Judgment of Divorce that gives the other party notice of the terms of divorce that the plaintiff is seeking at the final hearing for divorce in the final judgment of divorce.  If you are considering a default divorce, call us now at 732-390-0480 in our East Brunswick office or 201-242-1119 in our Fort Lee office to schedule your free consultation.  Night and weekend appointments are available.

 

When a Defendant Cannot Be Served Directly in a Divorce - Default Divorces and Notices of Publication as an Alternative Process for Serving a Complaint

Jul 15, 2015 @ 04:01 PM — by Michael Green

In those cases where a defendant is no longer at their last known address and cannot be served directly because their new whereabouts are unknown, the Court may allow service of a divorce complaint via publication notice.  These are generally divorce cases where the parties have not been in touch for a long time.  The defendant in the divorce cannot then be served the divorce complaint via personal service through a process server or acknowledgment of service, which is otherwise required by the Court Rules.  

A motion is made to the court requesting publication notice after due diligence to find the defendant has been made.  

If you have questions regarding a default divorce via publication, please call our office to speak to Mr. Green, as an experienced divorce attorney and family law attorney, with a free consultation at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119.  Night and weekend appointments are available.