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How to enforce your alimony award in New Jersey.

New Jersey Alimony Enforcement Attorneys

If your ex-spouse is not following the terms in your alimony agreement, then yes, your alimony can be enforced. Just like with child support enforcement, if your ex-spouse fails to make the payments to you, then the alimony agreement is eligible for enforcement. A Notice of Motion will need to be filed with the court in order to begin the enforcement of the alimony agreement. The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., represent clients throughout the state of New Jersey and will tenaciously fight for your rights to alimony. Our exceptional, knowledgeable alimony enforcement lawyers will fight for payments to be made on time from now on and for all financial loss from lack of paying alimony payments to be paid in full. Our law firm also represents clients who may be accused of not paying alimony and may be looking at seizure of assets and wage garnishments. No matter the situation, call our offices today with our free initial consultation at 732-773-2768 to go over the specifics of your unique alimony case and to see what our Middlesex County alimony lawyers can do for you.

How to enforce child support in New Jersey.

New Jersey Child Support Enforcement Attorneys

While we would all like to believe that once a divorce is finalized that everything is done and over with, this is sometimes not the case if your ex-spouse is not following the terms in the agreed arrangement. One of the terms that is usually fought over and creates additional difficulty is child support and child support payments. If you find your ex-spouse is not holding up their end of the bargain and supporting your child, the child support order may need to be enforced. It is recommended that you seek legal counsel from an experienced and knowledgeable New Jersey child support enforcement lawyer to help you see if you can enforce the child support order and to help finally receive any missing child support payments.

Family courts in New Jersey are known to strongly enforce child support orders, and your ex-spouse may be incarcerated or have his or her financial assets invaded in order to pay the child support. If you are the one facing this kind of strong enforcement, your property could be seized, you could have tax refunds intercepted and even wage garnishments added to your paycheck. Whether you are looking to be defended against allegations of not paying child support, or looking to have your child support order enforced, the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., has the experience in both aspects of child support enforcement and our Monmouth County child support lawyers will fight tenaciously for you! Call our law office any time, even on nights and weekends, for a free initial consultation at 732-773-2768.

Should I move out of the house during my divorce?

New Jersey Family Law Attorneys

When going through a divorce in New Jersey, one of the more common situations is one of the parties wanting to move out of the marital home they both share. But is this a good idea? Before you go ahead and start packing your bags, there are a few things one needs to consider before moving out of the marital home. Some of these things are the financial costs to pay for a new home or apartment, if you will be paying for two locations, and even if your children can be transported to their school. Moving out in too much of a haste can also have an impact on your alimony payments, custody of your kids and visitation times to name a few. Due to the implications to both you and your family, it is best to discuss your relocation options with a knowledgeable New Jersey divorce lawyer before any action is taken.

The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., has multiple offices throughout New Jersey and are available to go over any concerns or questions our clients may have during their divorce case. Our tough, smart divorce attorneys are compassionate to your needs and understand how each divorce is a different, unique situation. Call us today at 732-773-2768 to receive a free initial consultation with one of our Toms River family law attorneys.

Dealing with hidden assets in a New Jersey divorce.

New Jersey Property Division Attorneys

While most of us would like to believe that all involved in a divorce would be honest about their assets and liabilities, that is not always the case. Either during or before a divorce is filed, the other spouse may try to hide these assets so that they are not available for equitable distribution. Sometimes these hidden assets can be a mistake between not knowing what is marital or separate property, but other times it is done deliberately. New Jersey law states that all assets must be disclosed during a divorce case.

If you feel that your spouse is hiding assets, having a tough divorce lawyer on your side is necessary. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our knowledgeable property division lawyers can assemble a team to investigate and track down any assets that are missing and work with you to achieve full disclosure of all marital property assets. To schedule a free initial consultation with our Ocean County property division lawyers and to see what we can do for your divorce case, call our 24/7 hotline at 732-773-2768.

Your spouse doesn’t have to cooperate in the divorce?

New Jersey Contested Divorce Attorneys

When one files for divorce, sometimes your spouse will not be agreeable when it comes to determining alimony, child support and other responsibilities and assets that will need to be divided amongst both parties. This is known as a New Jersey contested divorce. If you are dealing with a situation like this, having an attorney who is aggressive and tenacious is in your best interest. However, this doesn’t mean that your case has to get expensive. Our divorce attorneys know how to cut through the garbage and streamline the process so that you do not have to choose between keeping costs down and fighting for what is right for you.

At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our tough New Jersey contested divorce lawyers understand that divorce is a highly stressful and emotional experience, and will work with the client throughout their contested divorce process. Our experienced divorce lawyers will fight to get you the results you need. Contact our law firm for a free initial consultation at 732-773-2768 to see what our Freehold divorce attorney can do to help you today!

Understanding the difference between a divorce and an annulment?

New Jersey Annulment Attorneys

A New Jersey annulment is a lot like a divorce, but it actually makes it seem that the marriage never happened. Some couples prefer an annulment over a conventional divorce for social or religious reasons. It could also be due to a financial reason, as it is much harder for alimony to be awarded if it is an annulment over a divorce. However, to be eligible for an annulment a fraud or misrepresentation of some kind must of occurred during the marriage. For example, if incest occurred, concealing impotence, conducting bigamy, or threat of physical violence to get married are all situations that are eligible for annulment. Most cases that are eligible for annulments are marriages that are very short in time and where there are not that many assets to be distributed. But, that doesn’t mean assets are not distributed in annulment cases. Even though it is harder for alimony to be achieved, it doesn’t mean it is impossible.

Regardless of the situation, speaking to an experienced New Jersey annulment lawyer is in your best interest. In the state of New Jersey, the court has the authority to make decisions like if it were a divorce, like with alimony and child custody. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our highly skilled annulment lawyers take your case very seriously and will be aggressive in your defense in court. If you are considering an annulment in New Jersey, contact our law firm at 732-773-2768 and receive a free initial consultation from one of our Bloomfield divorce lawyers!

The New Jersey Divorce Complaint

In New Jersey, the filing of a complaint for divorce (simply called the divorce complaint or even just the complaint) starts the divorce case.  Your attorney will draft the complaint for you and file it with the court.

The complaint is filed in the county in which the plaintiff lived when the cause of action arose, or if the plaintiff was not then living in New Jersey, the county in which the defendant was living when the cause of action arose. If neither party was living in New Jersey when the cause of action arose, then the complaint shall be filed in the county where the plaintiff presently resides, or in the county where the defendant is living if the plaintiff no longer lives in the State.  If  this is confusing, don’t worry.  Your attorney knows what to do.

Since your attorney will draft the complaint, you don’t have to worry about to say in the complaint.  As an FYI, it will include the cause of action and the facts that support same, the addresses of the parties, the address, date of birth, and information as to where and with whom the child resides.

Most importantly, the  complaint will list the relief sought such as custody, support, equitable distribution, etc.  Again, your attorney will list this out for you.  You also don’t have to worry about anything negative that will upset your spouse if you are filing for a no-fault divorce (see the no-fault divorce article).

In New Jersey, a filing fee is required at the time of filing of the complaint for divorce with the court. If there are children, then each party has to also have to pay a fee to attend a one day parenting education seminar.

If you are thinking about getting divorced in New Jersey, call the aggressive Bergen County Divorce Lawyers that will help you divorce different.  With 10 offices in New Jersey, our divorce lawyers are easy to reach from anywhere in New Jersey.  Our divorce lawyers can also represent you in any New Jersey court.  Call us today to discuss your case.