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March 2014 Archives

Former skating star files for divorce after New Jersey court date

Johnny Weir, a former figure skating star, became a media sensation for his commentary during the Sochi Olympics. Now he is in the news for another reason:  a recent announcement that he had recently initiated divorce proceedings against his husband of two years, Victor Weir-Voronov. 

Circumstances define child support rulings in 2 New Jersey cases

In what would seem to be two sides of the same coin, two New Jersey courts have recently taken different stances on a parent’s obligation to pay for a child’s tuition. A Morris County superior court ruled that a couple did not have to pay for their daughter’s tuition for private high school and college. But in the same week, in another child support case, a New Jersey appellate panel ordered a child’s father to pay his share of expenses for his daughter to attend law school.

New Jersey wives use unorthodox methods to get divorces

A personal trainer recently entered a guilty plea for his role in using intimidation to coerce Orthodox Jewish men in New Jersey to agree to religious divorces from their wives. Though irreconcilable differences are the only requirement for civil divorce, religious divorces under Jewish law require the husbands to sign a paper called a get.

New Jersey teen sues parents for child support

A Morristown, New Jersey judge has declined to rule that parents must pay over $600 per month in child support, including private high school tuition, to their daughter who has sued them. The teenager claims that her parents threw her out of the house, were verbally abusive, and maintained unreasonable rules. The parents claim that their daughter, now 18, voluntarily moved out of the house because she was unwilling to comply with reasonable household expectations.  

Handling debt during a New Jersey divorce

One of the most complicated parts of divorce, particularly for those who do not have children, is the property division process. Whether a married couple has significant assets, or is of more modest means, dividing a household and joint finances is never easy. In addition to divvying up assets and property, divorcing couples also need ensure that debts are fairly separated.

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