Calculating Last Year’s Income in NJ Divorce Software

Accurate income records are essential to child support calculations. Complicated tax forms or employment situations can make it difficult to gather the information needed but, by using CIS, NJ lawyers can simplify the process. The process depends on how the couple filed their taxes last year. Individual Tax Returns Couples…

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Case Information Statement: NJ Divorce Nightmare?

Clients are often surprised how much paperwork is involved in a divorce. Although as a family law attorney you are used to the CIS, NJ divorcing couples are often overwhelmed by this huge and detailed form. You can use software to help you complete the form more quickly and easily,…

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Defending Reduced Self-Employment Income

Divorces often turn ugly, and the two things the couple fights about the most are children and money. Child support involves both so can be the biggest stumbling block in a settlement. New Jersey family law attorneys on both sides put a lot of effort into Case Information Statement preparation…

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How To Handle Split Parenting Without Getting A Splitting Headache

Post-divorce child custody is not what it used to be. Fifty years ago custody was simple: mom gets full custody and dad visits every other weekend. Easy, though not necessarily fair. Today’s custody arrangements are much more complex and New Jersey family law attorneys may have to spend many hours…

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You Can’t Put Off Figuring Out Deferred Compensation

If divorces were easy, then a lot of attorneys would be out of business. The “add it up and divide by two” split seldom happens in real life. One situation that gives family law attorneys headaches is trying to figure out how to list deferred compensation on the New Jersey…

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How Can I Reduce My Alimony Payments?

Alimony in divorces is, in theory, fair to both parties. However the amount calculated is based on a snapshot of both parties’ financial situation. Using a Case Information Statement, NJ courts look at the incomes and assets of the spouses to determine an alimony amount. What if circumstances change? First…

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Divorce Settlement On The Go: CIS NJ For Your Mobile Device

When you are discussing a divorce settlement with your client, an opposing attorney or the judge you can’t say, “Sorry, I’ll have to go back to my office before I can give you some numbers.” You need quick answers about child support. You can run Case Information Statement software on…

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How Can I Reduce Child Support Payments?

Under New Jersey law, it is possible to modify a child support agreement if one party has suffered a “change in circumstances.” The filer submits a modified Case Information Statement and the court will decide if the support amount should be changed. Note that this works both ways. If a…

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If You Thought Child Support Ended At 18, Think Again!

Divorcing couples often assume that any child support obligations end once the child turns 18 but that’s not necessarily true.New Jersey law doesn’t automatically emancipate according to age. Rather the law considers when a child is no longer financially dependent on the parents. To a divorced couple this means that…

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How To Account For Unusual Income In New Jersey Divorces

The laws governing spousal maintenance and child support are written around the idea of steady income. This is fine as long as the spouses have typical 9 to 5, Monday through Friday positions but a growing number of people work nontraditional careers or earn sporadic income through investments or other…

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