This blog post is the third in a series on the basics of filing for divorce. You can find part one here and part two here.
The short answer: a lot of information. Within 30 days of filing your complaint for divorce, you need to file what’s called a Case Information Statement (CIS). This is basically the most important document you are going to file with the court for the entirety of your divorce matter. It lists your personal information, the issues at stake in the divorce, your income, your spouse’s income, your tax information, your current income information, your monthly budget, your anticipated monthly budget post-divorce, and your assets and liabilities.
Like I said, a lot of information.
If you want to take a peek as to what lies ahead, I’ve uploaded a sample CIS form for your review here: CIS.
Generally gathering this information is the most difficult part of the divorce process. Oftentimes, one party will refuse to provide certain information. This is when lawyers become important to guide you through the process.
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Divorce law isn’t for everyone, obviously; that’s why we have divorce lawyers.
For a lot of you out there in the unfortunate (or fortunate?) circumstance of contemplating divorce, the first or second thing that pops into your head is, hey, what the heck are my rights? Are there laws about this stuff? What are they?
The good news is I’m here to give you all of that information, right here, for free. Educating yourself in the law is the first step to a well-settled divorce, and I’m happy to help.
If you’re interested in looking at the New Jersey statutes pertaining to alimony, click here: Alimony. This should give you a general idea of how we calculate alimony in the state of New Jersey.
If you’re interested in checking out how property, both real property and personal property, gets divided in a New Jersey divorce, click here: Equitable Distribution.
Of course, I am always here to answer any questions you may have. Most people have lots of questions after reading it! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 973-584-5402.
In the next installment of this series, I will discuss some of the alternatives to a litigated (contested) divorce that is required reading – not only by me, but by Court Rule as well! Stay tuned.