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QDROs – Your Last “To…

QDROs – Your Last “To Do” Item on Your Divorce Checklist

The recent unpublished Appellate Division case, Canonica v. Canonica, reminds us why Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (“QDROs”) should be done in a timely manner. A QDRO is an order by which a retirement account is divided pursuant to a Judgme… Read More
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My Spouse Cheated. Does T…

My Spouse Cheated. Does This Mean I Can Get More Money in Our Divorce?

Few things make the divorce process more emotional than it already is than when one spouse has been unfaithful in the marriage – particularly if the affair was recent and was the “reason” the marriage is ending in divorce. The betrayed spouse i… Read More
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Death and Divorce: What H…

Death and Divorce: What Happens to Your Estate During and After the Divorce Process?

Many people ask what happens to their estate if they die: (1) while the divorce is pending; or (2) after the divorce is complete. According to New Jersey law, all spousal designations are revoked if the death occurs after the divorce. However, this i… Read More
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The Possibility of Co-Own…

The Possibility of Co-Owning or Sharing Property After Divorce

During a divorce proceeding, marital assets are divided between the two parties. New Jersey law states that all property acquired during a marriage is marital property regardless of how it is titled. The courts also follow a policy of equitable distr… Read More
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Managing a Pet Custody Di…

Managing a Pet Custody Dispute

We sure love our pets! These days, they are more like a family member than just an animal. We provide care for them, take them wherever we go, dress them, and make choices on things like where we live based on whether or not there is ample inside and… Read More
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Do Not Let Your Spouse Ge…

Do Not Let Your Spouse Get Away with Hiding Assets!

In the matter of Estate of Milagros Beltra v. Beltra, the Appellate Division again confirmed a trial court’s ability (and duty) to report a party’s unreported income (especially in the form of cash) and assets to the appropriate authorities. In B… Read More
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