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The February 2017 Termination of Child Support Law in New Jersey New Jersey’s newest child support law, S-1046/A-2721, went into effect on February 1, 2017. This law was signed by Governor Chris Christie in January 2016 and allows for early termination of some New Jersey child support agreements. It is important for everyone paying child What Did the 2017 NJ Child Support Law Change?


A Guide to Alimony in NJ Questions or concerns about alimony? Call NJ divorce lawyer Katherine K. Wagner at 908-526-0099 for a consultation. What Is Alimony? In its simplest form, alimony is money paid by one spouse to another after a divorce. It’s also commonly known as spousal support. There are two main reasons people Alimony in NJ: What You Should Know

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When it comes to divorce, there are a lot of things to think about. In New Jersey, after any child custody and support, one of the important issues is equitable distribution. This means that the courts will fairly, but not necessarily equally, divide property between divorcing spouses. Marital property generally includes that which is acquired What Happens to the Marital Home Upon Divorce?

Couple living together

Living with someone special? Not ready to take wedding vows? You need a cohabitation agreement between you and your significant other.  A cohabitation agreement is a contract between people living together in the same household who are in a romantic relationship but not married.  Details such as property rights, financial support, dealing with debt, healthcare, The Importance of Cohabitation Agreements

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When a child lives with both parents, the topic of extracurricular activities rarely causes more than a slight blip on the radar. As long as the parents support the activities, can pay for them and can transport the child, everyone is fine. However, in a divorce situation, a young person’s extracurriculars can become fodder for After Divorce, Does Child Support Cover Extracurricular Activities?

Child support

Although it can be stressful for anyone to have to go to court for a child support dispute, knowing what to expect at the hearing will help you feel more relaxed and confident as you will be mentally and emotionally prepared for what happens.  Also, knowing in advance what you need to do and file What Happens at a Child Support Modification Hearing?

Life insurance

1. Is Life Insurance a Marital Asset? The short answer is, maybe.  It depends upon whether your life insurance policy is a “Whole Life” policy or a “Term Life” policy. “Whole Life” policies have cash value and are considered part of your net worth.  During the divorce proceedings, a whole life policy must be listed Life Insurance and Divorce Q & A [2019]

Child custody

The short answer is yes. However, if you decide to make changes to the child custody arrangement without an attorney and without going to court, there will be no legal document binding the parties to those changes. This can  create more problems than it solves. How to Change Your Custody Agreement First, let’s talk about Can I Change Child Custody Without Going to Court?

As an experienced Somerset County, NJ alimony law attorney I have had to keep up with recent changes in New Jersey alimony statutes. If you are contemplating getting divorced, are in the process of getting divorced, or are the recipient or the payor of alimony in NJ, you need to read on – there was NJ Alimony Law Update [2019]