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.
Adjusting to a new lifestyle after a divorce may be more difficult if you've been out of the workforce or underemployed during your marriage. It's important to understand the guidelines judges follow when deciding if alimony is appropriate in New Jersey.
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.
If you’re going through a divorce in New Jersey, you probably have a few questions about alimony (also referred to as "spousal support" or "maintenance"). The financial details of maintaining monthly living expenses can be overwhelming when you're making your way through a divorce.