New Jersey's law provides for "legal separation" from a civil union, but not from a marriage partner, as some other states do. Nevertheless, some couples may wish to live apart, but are not ready to seek a divorce. When this occurs, questions may arise about the payment of housing expenses, child care and support, debts and asset retention or protection.
Those issues may be decided by agreement, or by the court if the parties cannot agree. The attorneys at the Law Office of Peter J. Laemers can prepare a separation agreement with your circumstances in mind, and help you to obtain an order for separate maintenance. Contact the Law Office of Peter J. Laemers today for a free ½ hour consultation if you have questions about your rights in separation.