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Child custody case outcome hinges on jurisdiction

As some New Jersey residents may know, a grandmother in Montana is facing an arrest warrant for taking her two grandchildren to a Native American reservation to keep the boys' father from gaining custody. A district court judge in Montana issued a warrant for her arrest on Oct. 7, after issuing an emergency order two days earlier. The order was for the grandmother to bring the children back to their father.

How are retirement assets divided in New Jersey divorces?

When going through a divorce, it is necessary for the couple to split their assets. Since retirement assets often make up a significant portion of these assets, one of the most commonly asked questions is how they are divided during a divorce. The answer to the question is very complicated, but it is a good idea to understand the basics of property division in this area during a divorce.

Fraud may happen when a couple decides to divorce

People sometimes want to protect themselves financially when going through a divorce, but fraud can occur when hiding assets or attempting to mislead a partner. New Jersey residents might see red flags that signal some type of manipulation is occurring so that one spouse gets a larger portion of assets than he or she may be entitled to.