Ocean Township, which derives its name from its original seaside location, is a large town located in east central New Jersey. The town is comprised of three main towns; Wanamassa, Oakhurst and Wayside. The population of Ocean Township is approximately 28,000 people covering almost 11 square miles. Since its inception, portions of Ocean have been taken to form, Long Branch, Eatontown, Asbury Park, Neptune, Sea Bright, Allenhurst, Loch Arbor and Deal. Ocean is known for its close proximity to the beach, New York City and Philadelphia. It is a desirable location for those who wish to live close to the shore and the City as well. Ocean is also 2 miles from Asbury Park which offers gourmet restaurants, bars and the famous Stone Pony if you wish to take in a concert.
Getting Divorced in Ocean Township
If you are getting divorced or contemplating divorce in Ocean Township you will fall within the bounds of the Monmouth County Court System. The Law Offices of Villani & Deluca located in Point Pleasant, can provide you with an assessment of your case and actual solutions. Although located in Ocean County, Villani and Deluca offers 5 full time attorneys dedicated towards the practice of family law and routinely represents clients from Monmouth County. The firm specializes in all areas including, but not limited to, divorce, child custody and domestic violence. These attorneys, under the guidance of Mr. DeLuca, can help you assess your situation and effectively navigate the best course of action to take to resolve your divorce as efficiently as possible.
Equitable Distribution in New Jersey Divorce
In New Jersey any property or debt acquired during a marriage belongs to the spouse who earned it. However, in the event of a divorce, all of the acquired property will be divided between the parties in a fair and equitable manner. Fair and equitable, however, do not necessarily mean equal. The division is not black and white. There is no proscribed formula to calculate who gets what. In order to make that determination, judges will consider a variety of factors both objective and subjective. Such factors include the length of marriage, age of the parties, and each spouse's contribution towards the marriage. It is important to remember that the laws of equitable distribution only apply in court. Therefore, if you and your spouse can negotiate your own divorce terms, you can work out the distribution of assets and debts in any manner you choose.