When your divorce or separation includes children, one of the most important decisions you will need to make is how you will arrange parenting time with your children.
Domestic Violence is a serious and widespread problem in the United States. New Jersey has enacted a set of laws that help protect victims of abuse. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, please contact your local police department as soon as possible for help. The first step in getting a formal order … Continue reading New Jersey Domestic Violence Laws
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
“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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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