If you and your spouse are going through a divorce, or are about to, then you should consider several important questions to ask your attorney. The right questions asked could protect your rights throughout this difficult process. Consider the following questions (if they are applicable to your situation):
- What are your fees? Do your fees ever change?
- Am I getting everything that I should from this divorce?
- What is going to happen to my kids?
- Will I have to pay alimony or spousal support?
- What if my spouse is not cooperative?
Getting the answers to these basic questions can help you not only better understand the divorce process; it can also help you determine if an attorney is a good fit for your needs. You can begin your search for the right attorney at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq.. Call us today at (732) 898-2378 to learn more about how we can help you.
Legislators in New Jersey have concluded a two-year overhaul to the state’s alimony laws. This comes after a storm of protest from numerous men and women in the state. According to an Joan Quigley of The Jersey Journal, the men and women advocating for change were the ones paying alimony to ex-spouses.
Unfortunately, proponents of the proposed changes remain unhappy with legislators. If the bill is signed into law as is, it will actually end up not applying to these people, which Quigley suggested is the reason for their continued outrage. To clarify, the new legislation would only affect alimony payments established after the new bill takes effect. Those who are currently paying alimony, or those who start paying it before the new legislation is signed into law, will operate as-is.
Paris Eliades, the President of the New Jersey State Bar Association, said the entire process has been like a divorce itself. “Like in any divorce, we ultimately achieved a resolution where not everyone has gotten what they wanted.” After this two-year struggle, the bill now goes on to governor Chris Christie for approval or veto.
Changes included in the bill are an end to permanent alimony, more flexibility in alimony changes, and other stipulations that the paid spouse must abide by. Regardless of any changes to New Jersey alimony laws, the attorneys at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., are committed to representing the interests of our clients during their divorce and may be able to help you. If you have any questions or wish to discuss your situation, call our offices at (732) 898-2378 today.