For many divorcing couples, custody of the minor children from the marriage is the most contentious and emotional issue. Both parents likely want to spend as much time as possible with their children. This can make compromising about custody difficult. What spouses can't come to an agreement on their own about custody, support and parenting time, the courts will step in to ensure everything gets handled properly.
For many married couples, the home they live in represents the biggest asset they own. Most people spend thirty years of their adults lives or more paying off a mortgage on their home. Every single month adds to the equity, or amount of money you've paid against the principal balance of your mortgage. It's only natural, then, that people considering a divorce in New Jersey would wonder about how the courts decide who gets the house.
You've reached a point where you know that your marriage isn't salvageable. Sometimes, a marriage dies slowly over the years, and other times a sudden event, like infidelity, can bring a divorce out of nowhere. Regardless of the reason, chances are that you're trying to figure out the best way to handle your divorce and move on with your life.
Unique circumstances can arise in family law courts -- circumstances that the current laws and regulations don't speak clearly about. Take the recent case in New York that involved a baby born out of a threesome, for example.