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What You Need to Know About Your Divorce Attorney Consultation

Are you thinking about or planning to file for divorce in New Jersey? Ending your marriage is never an easy decision, but sometimes it’s the best way to get the fresh start you need. Here in New Jersey, no-fault divorces are standard, which means you don’t have to prove blame or fault to end a marriage. […]

Five Tips for Winning Your Divorce Case

Divorces are complex because they involve emotional family issues and the division of things once shared. Even in divorces where the couple parts amicably, the negotiations and proceedings can bring out the absolute worst in people. As a result, whether you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse are parting amicably or not, your main goal should be […]

Will I Have to Take on My Ex’s Debts in a Divorce?

new jersey marital debt

Divorcing couples must divide their property, such as real estate and bank accounts, and overlook debt division. However, marital debt should be an essential topic of conversation while negotiating the terms of a divorce. You must decide who will be responsible for specific debts to prevent confusion and financial issues in the future. How Is […]

Does FaceTime Count as Visitation?

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The end of a marriage is rarely easy. Even if filing for divorce was your idea in the first place, separating your own life from your spouse’s could bring up a lot of painful and unexpected feelings. These feelings can be particularly intense and difficult to manage when there are children involved. The uncertainty of […]

How Can Social Media Be Used Against Me in My Divorce?

How Can Social Media Be Used Against Me in My Divorce?

Whether you have already filed for divorce from your spouse or considering it, you likely have major concerns about the process and how to get the most favorable outcome possible. In order to increase your chances, you need to be careful about what you post on social media while you are going through your divorce. […]

Will I Need a New Financial Planner After My Divorce?

A divorce can cause a lot of uncertainty and upheaval in a person’s life. You may be feeling emotionally drained or vulnerable from the process of separating your life from that of your partner. You may also be feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information coming your way. It can feel like there are […]

What You Need to Know About Gaining Custody of a Child in New Jersey

What You Need to Know About Gaining Custody of a Child in New Jersey

The most gut-wrenching, nerve-wracking, and stressful part of a divorce is the battle for custody of your child. The stakes are incredibly high, and understanding the laws and regulations surrounding child custody requires the help of an experienced family law attorney. Understanding New Jersey Custody Laws According to New Jersey Statute 9:2-4 it is in […]

How Are 401(k)s Divided in Divorce?

How Are 401(k)s Divided in Divorce?

For many divorcing couples, their 401(k)s and other retirement accounts are usually some of their most valuable assets. Retirement accounts (or at least a portion of the value of those accounts) are considered part of a couple’s marital estate subject to distribution between the spouses in divorce. But due to the complex tax laws governing […]

Can I Text My Child When They Are with My Ex?

Can I Text My Child When They Are with My Ex?

The rise of cell phones has put a new and unique spin on custody agreements. In an age when it seems everyone has access to a cellphone, even children, what are the rules that separated parents need to play by? It can be hard to know what is and isn’t acceptable behavior when it comes […]

What Determines Child Custody In New Jersey?

Divorce is unpleasant enough for all parties, but it can be twice as hard when there are children involved. Child custody discussions are never enjoyable, but there are ways to make the process flow as smoothly as possible. Custody and Support In New Jersey, child custody is handled separately from child support. Support is based […]