Divorce Law Tables - New Jersey - Rhode Island
Table 1 - Alimony/Spousal Support Factors
Table 2 - Custody Criteria
Table 3 - Child Support Guidelines
* Source: Laura W. Morgan, Child Support Guidelines (1996)
Table 4 - Grounds for Divorce and Residency Requirements
Table 5 - Property Division
Table 6- Third Party Visitation
Source: Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 30, No.4, Winter 1997. Published by Section of Family Law - American Bar Association.
MANDATORY FACTORS -- Each state sets forth mandatory factors a judge must consider in making an equitable distribution, including (in most states) 1) the length of marriage, 2) the age, health, occupation of the parties, 3) station in life and lifestyle of the spouses, 4) liabilities and needs, 5) tangible and intangible contributions of the parties to the marriage, 6) assets and liabilities, sources and amounts of income, 7) behavior of the parties during the marriage, and 8) vocational skills and employability.
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Need to Know the Law?This section will provide you with the state divorce laws addressing the following issues, but not limited to; Residency Requirements, Grounds for Divorce or Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation, Property Division, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation, and Spousal Support or Alimony.
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