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Destruction of Jointly-Owned Property Constitutes Predicate Act of Criminal Mischief; But What is “Jointly-Owned Property”?

Posted in Domestic Violence, Equitable Distribution

On September 9, 2015, the Appellate Division determined in  a reported (precedential) decision, N.T.B. v. D.D.B. (A-4542-13T2), that a spouse’s destruction of a door within the couple’s jointly-owned marital home constitutes the predicate act of “criminal mischief,” pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3, thereby supporting a finding of an act of domestic violence. Background The parties, husband,… Continue Reading

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Posted in Equitable Distribution, Estate and Trust Issues, Practice Issues, Property Settlement Agreements

A recent case was filed concerning a woman who entered into a Marital Settlement Agreement with her then husband in which the marital home was not to be sold immediately, but provided for how the proceeds would be distributed when it was. The Husband, however, was in poor health, and the agreement did not provide for… Continue Reading