My husband of 29 years is leaving me. We have 3 grown children, 1 of which is still in university. We live in New Jersey. What am I entitled to?
State/Country relating to question: New Jersey
convincing him to stay. I still love him
Hi,My name is XXXXX XXXXX X'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear that this happened.We have recently implemented a new payment and feedback system. Please note that you are asked to rate my courtesy and professionalism, and not whether the answer supports your legal position. I only receive credit when rated 3 or higher. If for any reason you feel that a lower rating is appropriate, please first give me the opportunity to address your concerns by clicking the "reply" tab. I appreciate your patience while we adjust to the new system.You're entitled to half of all assets acquired after you married, which would include half the value of the home, any bank accounts, retirement accounts, cars, and any other assets that the two of you have. If you're not employed, and you gave up a career to raise the children, you would also be entitled to an amount of money necessary to allow you to support yourself, which is based both on your expenses and your husband's ability to judge. The judge has a lot of discretion in deciding how much to award. If you are working, but what you make is not sufficient to allow you to continue living in the lifestyle you enjoyed during the marriage, you would still be able to request additional funds to help you maintain your standard of living.Generally, a parent does not have a legal obligation to support an adult child. If the two of you agreed to support your children through school, that might give you a basis for asking the judge to order your husband to help pay the costs for the final year. New Jersey does not automatically consider a child emancipated at 18, so if the child is living at home while going to school, or is financially dependent on you, that might also help.Please rate my service before signing out, as this is the only way that I get credit for the time I spend helping you. I hope that you are 100% satisfied - if not, please click "reply" so that we may continue the conversation. Good luck.
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