Category: Divorce

The right of joint possession to the principal matrimonial residence

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Our courts place a high value on the settlement of disputes, particularly those involving family matters

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When parties jointly file a stipulation of dismissal, the dismissal is generally without prejudice unless otherwise stated in the notice or stipulation

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Protocols and parameters regarding communications and submission of documents by the parties and/or counsel to a guardian ad litem or court-appointed expert

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The family court may, in order to prevent a substantial injustice, exercise discretion to reopen previously completed divorce proceedings to address issues of equitable distribution which were not otherwise addressed or waived in a matrimonial settlement agreement, or raised by either party in a formally filed Notice of Final Judgment

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A court may reduce an alimony obligation when the obligor loses his or her prior W-2 employment, and thereafter makes reasonable attempts to find substitute employment

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Regular savings must be considered in a determination of alimony, even when there is no need to create savings to protect the future payment of alimony

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Retention of the marital lifestyle is not the sole or primary criteria in a pendente lite alimony analysis

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A prospective retirement and its effect upon an existing support obligation

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Awards of counsel fees and costs in matrimonial actions rest within the sound discretion of the trial judge

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