Divorce

BM19E-1001080

PASSAIC COUNTY - POST-JUDGEMENT DIVORCE MOTION

Negotiate with opposing party and draft motion for change of divorce order

BM is a disabled veteran seeking assistance with a post-judgment divorce matter. BM signed a divorce settlement while was recovering from cancer surgery and starting chemotherapy, which affected his ability to think clearly. His ex-wife was represented by counsel and he was not. He agreed to pay substantial alimony indefinitely and to give part of his pension to his ex-wife. He is now remarried with a new child and struggling to make the alimony payments and to meet the other obligations in the settlement. He wants to challenge the original order based on mental incompetency and/or amend the alimony order based on his changed circumstances.


To review, email kgarcia@vljnj.org

GC19E-1000996

HUDSON COUNTY - DIVORCE

August 30 court appearance with reply brief due August 22

Client GC and her husband obtained a divorce from bed and board in 2015, which divided the assets, gave GC alimony for a limited term, and importantly, enabled the husband to continue health insurance coverage for GC through his employer. GC learned in May 2019 that her health insurance was terminated, causing her to incur more medical bills. She moved to increase her alimony and her spouse filed a cross motion seeking to obtain an absolute divorce, vacate the limited divorce order on the basis of “mistake,” and to modify the terms of the marital settlement agreement, alleging that the court mistakenly believed that he could continue to provide health insurance coverage by obtaining a divorce from bed and board. GC’s spouse is represented by counsel and the hearing for both motions is scheduled for August 30.

To review, email jchavez@vljnj.org