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.
Here's a hypothetical -- actually a real-life situation that occasionally plays out for divorced spouses across the country -- relevant to beneficiary designations in life insurance policies.
Graduates of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, tend to view their affiliation in a proud and enduring way. They know that the opportunities provided them at their alma mater have been catalysts enabling lifelong learning and meaningful careers.
If you are a New Jersey resident challenged by one or more family law matters, the chance that your important legal issues can be effectively addressed in a generic or boilerplate fashion is just about zero.