How Property Is Divided

If you are thinking about getting a divorce in New Jersey, there are a few things you need to understand about the laws in this state. The first thing you need to understand is you are not going to leave your spouse with nothing while you live like the Kardashians. New Jersey is an equitable distribution state, which means all marital property is split up between both parties.

Whether the marital property (and debt) is titled only in the name of one party or both has no bearing. That includes pensions and retirement savings. What matters is when and how the property was acquired.

The Court (Usually) Could Not Care Less About Fault

You may be angry if your spouse has wronged you in some way but it’s important to understand this: nine times out of 10, the court does not care who is at fault. The very narrow exception is when substantial marital assets were spent on an affair. Otherwise, all marital property will be divided fairly and equitably between the parties. What’s “fair and equitable” is up to a judge or the parties to work out. That is why it is important to have an experienced lawyer vouching for you.

Attorneys Who Understand How High The Stakes Are

If you do not want to get screwed over in your divorce, it is important to have a lawyer who will protect you. At The Law Office of Jennifer J. McCaskill, LLC, in Red Bank, we have more than 15 years of experience working with people during divorce and other family law issues. When there are disagreements about marital and separate property, we provide trained mediation to help resolve them. In the event the case must go to trial, you will have an experienced attorney on your side in court.

Our attorneys know how stressful a divorce can be, and we treat each client with compassion and the dignity and respect they deserve. We strive to build relationships with our clients because we want to make sure they are comfortable asking questions or discussing any concerns they have. Our main goal is to protect the rights of our clients as we guide them through the process of divorce.

Contact Us With Your Questions

We represent clients in family law matters in Monmouth County, Ocean County, Middlesex County and adjoining counties in northeast New Jersey. Call us at 732-852-7418 or contact us by email to arrange a consultation.