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What are my rights after being married for 5 years?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?

Done nothing. I am considering a separation.

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

NewJersey

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We have both been divorced once before. I have two children 11 and 14. He has 3 sons one at home two out of house. we have had some marriage couseling to no avail. He has a personality problem maybe bipolar. Not accountable for his actions and verbal abuse.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 3 months ago
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

I am sorry to hear this;

For marital assets the courts will equitably divide them which means a fair and just division, which may not be 50/50. Here is the statute that sets forth the factors the court will consider in dividing property.

Step parents have no obligation post separation to support step children.

One spouse may be entitled to alimony; generally that goes to the lower/non earning spouse and this statute sets forth the factors the court will consider.

Here is a great site for finding articles/forms re: divorce:

https://www.lawhelp.org/

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
You have charged my credit card for the 5 dollars which I thought was all I had to pay. Now I see a $31 dollar amount charged to me. What the hell is that for? Credit back my charge or I will report you.to proper authorities
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 2 months ago

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as I am an individual contributor and don't have access to your credit card information.

I hope you found the above useful.

Thank you and take care

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