The thoughts of most people hearing about a domestic abuse incident almost certainly focus first upon the alleged victim/accuser. Violence is always a frightful matter, especially when it is family-based, and the details surrounding abuse inflicted upon a seemingly vulnerable domestic partner or other family member can easily overwhelm everything else.
We preface a page devoted to marital contracts on our family law website at The Law Office of Rajeh A. Saadeh in Somerville with the stated viewpoint of many people concerning that subject matter. Those individuals, we note, “say prenuptial agreements are contrary to the basis of marriage.”
That above-posed headline query is an interesting question, isn’t it? Legions of divorced parents in New Jersey and elsewhere badly want to help their off-to-school children, but not all of them are financially equipped to do so in an unlimited way.
We’ll just immediately respond to that headline-posed query above before moving on to an attendant narrative in today’s blog post.
It has indeed been a sustained slog for prenuptial agreements en route to their widespread acceptance in New Jersey and nationally.
If you're a New Jersey member of America's vast baby boomer group, there's statistically a good chance that you're not too enamored of go-it-alone financial strategies for marrying couples. That is, many relatively older Americans believe that a true marital commitment requires a single pot of money poured into a joint account absent any "mine" and "yours" markings.
New Jersey judges are understandably highly focused and serious when considering requests for final restraining orders (FROs) in family-related violence matters.
It's not surprising that family violence is a subject that is sparingly addressed in the family law universe. It is painful to focus upon, yielding adverse consequences and often destroying relationships. In extreme cases featuring home-based abuse, people are seriously hurt or even die.
The Bridge is a live talk show on ART America, airing every Thursday at 9 pm EST. Rajeh Saadeh was recently invited on as a special guest to dicuss family law and divorce.
Talk about an uphill battle for a little respect and acceptance.