How will property be divided in a New Jersey divorce?

Whether one is married young or old, many things are brought into a marriage. Even if something is not of much value, when most individuals marry, they are combining their property. For the most part, this is workable, as married couples share most of their assets and property. However, when a couple decides to divorce, this could make it difficult to leave with what one brought in and what they seek to walk away with. How will property be divided in a New Jersey divorce? New Jersey is an equitable distribution state. This means that it is the judge that decides what is considered to be a fair and equitable split of the property versus simply splitting the property in two. So this very well mean that a 50-50 split will not occur. In some cases, the judge will look at the earnings of each spouse. The higher earning spouse could leave the marriage with two-thirds of the property while the other spouse only gets one-third. Regardless of how the property is split, in order for…

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