A four-way conference is precisely what it sounds like: four people sitting around the table trying to work everything out.
Earlier we discussed the fact that the way someone in a divorce case cans seek help from the Judge is by filing a custom-made set of papers called "a motion."
But how can somebody who is already divorced get help from a Judge?
Does moving in together automatically end alimony for a financially-dependent ex-spouse?
NJ Divorce Law usually requires a supporting parent and a supporting former spouse to maintain an appropriate amount of life insurance to fund his alimony and child support obligations in the event of his premature death.
New clients regularly tell me that they want an "uncontested divorce."
What exactly is an uncontested divorce in NJ?
To me, the phrase means two separate things:
First of all, it means that the grounds for divorce are not being contested.
Second, it means that there is no disagreement as to any of the financial issues, child related issues, or any other issues, and in fact these issues have been resolved.
When you have settled all of the issues in your divorce case, the next step is to go to court for what is called an uncontested divorce hearing, the goal of which is to divorce you and your spouse and end the divorce process.
The uncontested divorce hearing usually lasts 10 to 15 minutes.
What happens if your spouse wants to permanently move your child to a state other than New Jersey?
Our NJ statutes have made it clear for decades that either the other spouse's consent or an order of a NJ Superior Court Judge is required before such a permanant move can be allowed to occur.
Since 1988, the NJ Courts have been making it easier for custodial parents to make such a move. That may have changed dramatically last week.
On August 8, 2017 the New Jersey Supreme Court rewrote the law on what is required when one parent wants to move children from the state of New Jersey on a permanent basis without the other parent's consent.
Topics: Child Custody