A “Motion for Joinder” is a request made to the court to have a third party become involved in a family law case. One of the most common reasons the court orders a joinder is when one or both of the parties in a divorce have a pension or other type of employment benefit plan. A joinder may also be necessary in divorces that involve property rights or children when a third party has or may have an interest.
Representing Third Parties
On matters relating to children, a Motion for Joinder in a divorce would be necessary if the child is living with grandparents, as they would need to be a part of the marital dissolution case. It may also be a necessary component to a domestic partnership or same-sex marriage dissolution.
Motion for Joinder are also commonly requested if the spouses in a divorce own real estate with other parties. Those parties can be ordered by the court to sign documents that will transfer the title as indicated by the court when dividing the property. To ensure that you receive a favorable settlement or judgment, you should speak with one of our family law lawyers and let them examine the specifics of your case and discuss your options. At Fair Cadora, we go above and beyond for our clients and are standing by ready to assist you.