While Going Through a Divorce, Keep the Children in Mind

  Many people believe that a divorce has to be an all out war involving family members, friends and even the children choosing sides. They will wage battle after battle, and allow the anger and hostility to consume every aspect of their lives. Going through the New Jersey divorce process is a very stressful experience. … Continue reading While Going Through a Divorce, Keep the Children in Mind

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What Happens to Assets and Debt in a Divorce?

  “What happens to our assets and debt when we get divorced?” This is a very common question I get asked by clients starting the New Jersey Divorce Process. Rightly so, couples are worried about the debt they have accrued on credit cards, a home equity line of credit, student loans and car loans. At … Continue reading What Happens to Assets and Debt in a Divorce?

How do You Find Out if Your Spouse is Hiding Assets

  Unfortunately, some spouses try to hide assets before or during a divorce to avoid having to share them with their soon-to-be ex spouse. However, divorcing spouses in New Jersey can use the power of “discovery,” to help them find hidden income and other assets. The first step in dividing assets during a divorce is … Continue reading How do You Find Out if Your Spouse is Hiding Assets

Why it’s Not a Good Idea to File Your Own Divorce

  Filing a New Jersey Divorce is a complex process. There are several details of your current and future life up for negotiation, forms to be filed with the court and eventually standing in front of and addressing a judge. Along the way there are several obstacles and loopholes to avoid. The courts call representing … Continue reading Why it’s Not a Good Idea to File Your Own Divorce

Creating a Successful Visitation Plan

When your divorce or separation includes children, one of the most important decisions you will need to make is how you will arrange time with your children. Your parenting plan, also known as custody or visitation, should revolve around the specific needs, challenges and opportunities of your family.   Whether or not you and your … Continue reading Creating a Successful Visitation Plan

Premarital (Prenuptial) Agreements in New Jersey

Premarital agreements, also called “prenuptial” or “postnuptial” agreements in some states, are contracts made between prospective spouses considering marriage, which become effective at the time of the marriage.   The general purpose of premarital agreements is for prospective spouses to define, prior to marriage, their rights and obligations on financial issues, including the division of … Continue reading Premarital (Prenuptial) Agreements in New Jersey

Reopening a New Jersey Divorce Case

Sometimes people become unhappy with the outcome of their divorce and wonder if they can “reopen” their New Jersey divorce case to change child support, alimony or the basic distribution of assets.   The answer to this will depend on the types of changes you would like to make and whether you can show compelling … Continue reading Reopening a New Jersey Divorce Case

Will Lawmakers Find Compromise on Alimony Reform?

New Jersey lawmakers agree that the state’s alimony laws need an overhaul, however, they will need to reach a compromise in order to come up with a solution. Compromise is often hard to come up with when dealing with divorce.   Under the current law, alimony terminates when either party dies or there is the … Continue reading Will Lawmakers Find Compromise on Alimony Reform?

Interfering With New Jersey Child Visitation Rights

Sometimes after a divorce, parents unfortunately have trouble following agreements or court orders in regards to child custody and visitation. When one parent interferes with the other parent’s visitation, it can lead to frustration, turmoil and serious legal consequences.   New Jersey Child Custody and Visitation When the parents of minor children decide to end … Continue reading Interfering With New Jersey Child Visitation Rights

Relocating Out of State with Children During or After a New Jersey Divorce

During a divorce, most parents have trouble agreeing on the best way to divide the time with their children. The challenges multiply when one parent decides to move a considerable distance from the other parent’s home.   New Jersey Child Custody and Visitation Child custody includes both legal custody, which refers to a parent’s authority … Continue reading Relocating Out of State with Children During or After a New Jersey Divorce