Civil Unions vs. Domestic Partnerships in New Jersey - what’s the difference?

Civil Unions vs. Domestic Partnerships in New Jersey – what’s the difference?

Civil Unions vs. Domestic Partnerships in New Jersey – what’s the difference? A domestic partnership is a legal term given to an interpersonal relationship between two individuals who share a common domestic life, but are not joined by marriage or civil union. In 2004 the New Jersey Legislature enacted the Domestic Partnership Act, which made…

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Same-Sex Marriage in New Jersey

Same-Sex Marriage in New Jersey

Same-Sex Marriage in New Jersey Thirteen U.S. States and the District of Columbia recognize same-sex marriage; New Jersey is not currently one of them. New Jersey was, however, one of the first states to implement domestic partnerships, and since December 2006 has recognized same-sex partnerships in the legal form of civil unions. In early 2010…

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Division of Property during a Divorce in New Jersey

Division of Property during a Divorce in New Jersey

Division of Property during a Divorce in New Jersey The division of marital property, also referred to as “equitable distribution”, is the judicial division of property rights and obligations between spouses who are divorcing. With equitable distribution, the marital property is not automatically split 50/50, but rather is divided in a manner that is deemed…

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