What is Contempt of Court? You've probably watched dramatic movie scenes where someone is hauled out of a courtroom and thrown in jail overnight for offending a judge in the middle of an intense trial. In reality, this type of “contempt of court” is relatively rare.
If you are considering divorce but are having trouble deciding whether or not it is right for you, you may be interested in knowing what other options are available. In some states, couples can obtain a “legal separation” either prior to or instead of a divorce.
A lot goes into a court's calculation of alimony in New Jersey: The judge must make decisions about whether alimony is appropriate, how much to award, and how long the payments should be made. Find out what factors might influence a judge's alimony decision in your New Jersey divorce.
What is an annulment and why would someone want one? Like a divorce, an annulment is a court procedure that dissolves, or ends, a marriage. An annulment is different from a divorce in that an annulment treats the marriage like it never happened. Some people still think divorce carries a stigma, so they would rather have their marriage annulled than get a divorce.
If you have a marital settlement agreement requiring alimony payments in New Jersey, or if the court ordered alimony in your New Jersey divorce case, the court has the power to order changes to the payments under certain conditions.