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October 2012 Archives

Reconciliation fails: Dennis Quaid's wife files for separation

Divorce can affect any New Jersey resident, regardless of their wealth or social status. This was proven this month by Dennis Quaid, who is back in the news again after his wife filed for legal separation. Back in March she had filed divorce paperwork, but later chose to reconcile with her husband.

Farmville assets can be worth a look during a New Jersey divorce

Although Facebook and iTunes are common factors in everyday life now, New Jersey couples going through a divorce may not think about them when coming to a property division settlement. Although it may seem small, some virtual assets have the possibility of turning into cash and may be worth a second look during a divorce. Something like Farmville could net someone a hefty profit if played right.

New Jersey divorce: Some can't be settled out of court

Divorce is rarely a simple or uncomplicated issue. Some New Jersey residents are able to settle their divorce without any bitterness or drawn-out court battles, but for many this is simply not possible. Whether it is due to bitter feelings or high emotions, sometimes a divorce can be appealed all the way up to a state Supreme Court. Such is the case for a wealthy couple who divorced and could not agree on issues of child support and custody.

New legislation may help domestic violence victims in New Jersey

A new bill is making its way through the New Jersey legislative process. It has had its first hearing in the Assembly and can now move forward. If passed, a new law would allow victims of domestic violence to testify against their abuser by camera, rather than in person. This is a change from the current rule that requires that the victim appear in the courtroom in most criminal cases.

New Jersey divorce: Breadwinners hit with permanent alimony

Alimony can be a touchy subject for New Jersey women going through a divorce. One woman married when she was in her early 20s, but when she went through a divorce, she was required to pay $1,500 a month to her husband. She was the breadwinner in the relationship at that time, earning nearly double her husband's salary.