Capacity to Contract and Divorce Settlements

In a recent unpublished decision, the appellate division affirmed a trial court’s denial of a motion to set aside a final judgement. The defendant signed a settlement agreement and then later claimed that she lacked the mental capacity to understand what she was doing. The trial court held a hearing and enforced the agreement. After […]

Alimony and Retirement

In Landers v. Landers, 444 N.J.Super 315 (App.Div.2016), the court considered the application of the revised alimony statute which went into effect in 2014. The parties had been married for 22 years. A Final Judgment of Divorce (FJOD) was entered in 1991. The defendant/ex-husband had been ordered to pay ‘unallocated’ support for the plaintiff and […]

Is Alimony an Issue in Your Divorce?

While alimony is one of the most important matters in divorces, not every divorce case deals with alimony. Alimony is an issue if either you are requesting financial support from your spouse or your spouse is requesting support from you. The experienced attorneys at Baker Legal Group, LLC have many years of experience in dealing […]