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Is New Jersey a Community Property State?

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New Jersey is not a community property state; it operates under the system of equitable distribution. This distinction is crucial for understanding how property is divided in the event of a divorce. Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution Community property states generally split marital assets and debts equally (50/50) between spouses upon divorce. In contrast, equitable […]

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Who Keeps the House in a Georgia Divorce?

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“Who keeps the house?” It is a common question for anyone getting divorced when you share an owned family home. One person will eventually move out, maybe both. Maybe you’ll sell the house and split the proceeds, or perhaps one person will get to keep the house and live there after the divorce. What will […]

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How Can I Avoid Paying Alimony in Maryland? What Disqualifies You from Alimony?

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Navigating the intricacies of alimony in Maryland can be a challenging aspect of divorce proceedings. For those potentially liable for alimony payments, understanding your options and legal rights is crucial. This guide aims to provide insight into avoiding, modifying, or terminating alimony in Maryland, with a focus on the payer’s perspective. Strategies for Avoiding Alimony […]

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Navigating Georgia’s Mandatory Parenting Seminar

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Parenting seminars are an unavoidable aspect of family law in Georgia. In the context of divorce or separation, these mandatory seminars play a vital role in ensuring the well-being of children and promoting effective co-parenting. What is Georgia’s Mandatory Parenting Seminar? Georgia’s Mandatory Parenting Seminar is a legal requirement for parents undergoing separation or divorce. […]

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Guardian Ad Litem in GA Divorce: What You Should Know

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One of the central tenets of family law is to seek the best interests of any children in each case. From matters of delinquency to child custody, the court will seek to determine and enforce the most beneficial course of actions for children to have a safe and supportive environment. Of course, the best interests […]

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Separation Agreement in Maryland

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Separation Agreement in Maryland In Maryland, there is no legal status known as a “legal separation.” Couples are either married or divorced. However, a separation agreement can be established when couples decide to live apart in anticipation of divorce. They may decide to execute what is known as a separation agreement, property settlement agreement, or […]

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Legal Separation in Georgia

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In Georgia, the concept of “legal separation” as it is commonly understood does not exist. Instead, Georgia law provides for something known as “separate maintenance.” This separate maintenance action allows couples to address issues such as custody, child support, and alimony, similar to a traditional divorce, but does not result in the legal dissolution of […]

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Is New Jersey a 50/50 Divorce State?

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Property Division: The Fate of Your Marital Property Post-Divorce When it comes to family law in New Jersey, a common question we hear is, “Is New Jersey a 50/50 divorce state?” Individuals wonder how their assets and property will be split in NJ during a divorce. To answer this question, let’s explore how New Jersey […]

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What is Marital Property in Georgia?

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Marital property is the property and financial assets that will be split during a divorce. In Georgia, marital property includes any wealth attained by either or both spouses during the course of the marriage. It does not matter which spouse earns more money or whose name is on the property. It includes financial accounts, physical […]

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Here's what our clients have to say about working with us. Please note, results may vary based on individual circumstances.

Melinda Previtera, Esq. came highly recommended to our family. Her knowledge base, professionalism, and compassion paved the way for a successful outcome. Melinda is efficient, detailed, and informative. She helps manage expectations, and postures her client for a fair and equitable result. We are happy to recommend Melinda!

Jennifer A.

My experience was very good. Everyone was professional and attentive to my needs, keeping me updated every step of the way. I couldn’t ask for a better result, highly recommended.

David R.

My marriage life has been a hell for me for the past four years until I decided to put an end to what has to be ended. Choosing a lawyer was another additional stressful part of the long process. I’m so glad that I’ve found the right one for me at Petrelli Previtera. Life isn’t always fair, but at least having her in my corner, felt even better. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!

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