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Who Gets Custody in an LGBTQ Divorce?

Posted in Divorce on Wednesday, March 31st 2021

Since same-sex marriage became legal in New Jersey in 2013, LGBTQ couples have the same rights as heterosexual couples... Read More


Has Divorce Changed After COVID-19?

Posted in Divorce on Monday, February 12th 2021

COVID-19 has impacted every area of our lives. It has changed how we work, go to school, shop, travel, and enjoy family or social activities... Read More


Untangling Joint Debts in Your Divorce

Posted in Family Law on Monday, January 25th 2021

Going through a divorce is a painful experience emotionally. Unfortunately, it can wreak havoc on your finances, as well... Read More


How Will Taxes Affect Me After Divorce?

Posted in Family Law on Wednesday, December 23th 2020

When a person is married, he or she may benefit from certain tax benefits based solely on marital status; if a person gets divorced, those benefits may go away... Read More


Is it Difficult to Modify Alimony Payments in NJ?

Posted in Family Law on Monday, November 16th 2020

As part of a divorce settlement, a judge may issue an order for spousal support, more commonly called alimony. Once a judgment has been issued, it is legally binding... Read More


What is Emancipation and How Does it Affect Custody?

Posted in Divorce on Monday, November 2nd 2020

When parents with minor children divorce, it is customary for the court to order the noncustodial parent to make child support payments to the custodial parent... Read More


What Determines a Spouse’s Alimony?

Posted in Divorce on Wednesday, October 7th 2020

Going through a divorce can have a major impact on every area of your life. In addition to the emotional turmoil you are likely to experience, a divorce can wreak havoc with your finances... Read More


Divorce Happens Quickly in New Jersey

Posted in Divorce on Tuesday, September 29th 2020

When you have made the decision to divorce, the last thing that you want to worry about is a mandatory waiting period that requires that you and your spouse stay married for a certain amount of time before your divorce can be finalized; instead, you want the matter settled and done with as quickly as possible... Read More


Can Alimony and Child Support be Affected by COVID-19?

Posted in Family Law on Thursday, August 27th 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, most people’s lives have been changed dramatically. Indeed, the entire world has been disrupted, with many businesses, employers, and local and federal government agencies thinking about what steps to take next... Read More


Divorcing an Addict can be Challenging

Posted in Divorce on Tuesday, July 14th 2020

When a person suffers a drug addiction, it can have a major impact on that person’s spouse, children, and other family members... Read More


Will a Stimulus Check Affect Asset Division in a Divorce in New Jersey?

Posted in Divorce on Wednesday, July 1st 2020

When a couple is getting a divorce in New Jersey, they will need to reach an agreement about how their assets are to be divided before the divorce can be finalized... Read More


Divorce Trending in NJ

Posted in Divorce on Monday, February 17th 2020

With the average age of marriage is increasing nationwide, it would make sense that people would be staying together for longer, and that the rate of divorce would be decreasing; after all, when one gets married older, they often have a better sense of who they are and what they want... Read More


Domestic Violence in a Divorce

Posted in Family Law on Thursday, January 30th 2020

All married couples have arguments from time to time. Domestic violence rises to an entirely different level. Separating from your spouse and getting the proper legal documents in place is often necessary to ensure your safety... Read More


Parental Alienation

Posted in Family Law on Friday, December 20th 2019

When parents divorce or go through a break-up, it is important for them to remember that just because the relationship with the other person did not work out, they both still play an important role in their children’s lives... Read More


Handling Relocation After a Divorce

Posted in Divorce on Tuesday, November 12th 2019

In the aftermath of a divorce, both parties are likely to undergo major changes in their personal lives and in their financial situations. At times, one may consider relocation to another city or state for the purpose of obtaining a better job, increased opportunities, or pursuing a romantic relationship... Read More


Is There a Trend of Divorce After Decades of Marriage?

Posted in Divorce on Monday, September 2nd 2019

While the divorce rate for younger adults has been dropping in recent years, the rate for older adults getting divorced has steadily increased... Read More


Considering a Divorce? Critical First Steps to Take

Posted in Divorce on Friday, August 16th 2019

While you may have experienced a final event that took you over the edge and convinced you that you want a divorce, it is important that you do not rush into this legal process without clear deliberation... Read More


Consequences of Hiding Assets During Divorce

Posted in Divorce on Monday, July 1st 2019

During a divorce, each spouse may feel compelled to maximize what they receive from the distribution of their assets. Some may do this in an unscrupulous manner by trying to hide their assets during divorce... Read More


When do You Need a Postnuptial Agreement?

Posted in Divorce on Wednesday, June 19th 2019

While a prenuptial agreement is entered into before the marriage to protect the financial interests of the soon-to-be spouses, a postnuptial agreement is an agreement between two people who are already married... Read More


What Mistakes do New Jersey Couples Make During the Divorce Process?

Posted in Divorce on Tuesday, May 14th 2019

The divorce process can often be high-conflict and emotionally ridden. This can cause many divorcing couples to act irrationally and to make major mistakes during the divorce process that cost them for years to come... Read More


What Does a New Jersey Family Court Consider When Awarding Alimony?

Posted in Family Law on Thursday, April 25th 2019

Alimony is not automatically awarded in New Jersey divorce cases. One of the parties must specifically request it. Under New Jersey law, courts must consider specific factors. If a judge places greater importance on certain factors than on others, he or she must explain the reasoning for this in the support order... Read More


Can a Trust Protect My Assets in Divorce?

Posted in Divorce on Monday, March 4th 2019

Trusts are valuable planning tools that can help guard your assets from creditors. In some cases, they can also protect the assets from division during the divorce process... Read More


Common Divorce Mistakes

Posted in Divorce on Friday, Febuary 1st 2019

Divorce is a painful process. When a marriage deteriorates to the point of divorce, it is emotional and stressful for both parties and working through the process is often quite difficult. Avoiding common divorce mistakes can alleviate some of that stress and put you in a more favorable position for your life post-divorce... Read More


What Is a Postnuptial Agreement?

Posted in Family Law on Tuesday, January 22nd 2019

The words “prenuptial agreement” are familiar to most people – they are the legal documents that are entered into by two people before they get married. But what about a postnuptial agreement? You may know that “pre” means before and “post” means after, but still wonder what the purpose is of an agreement that is written after you get married... Read More


How Does Divorce Affect an Estate Plan?

Posted in Family Law on Monday, September 10th 2018

Divorce affects many aspects of your life, from decisions regarding custody of children to who gets to keep the house. A frequently overlooked result of divorce is its impact on your estate plan. Any time there is a major life change – such as divorce – estate plans must be reviewed and updated to reflect those changes... Read More