Co-Owning/Sharing Property After Divorce

10/12/2016

The Possibility of Co-Owning or Sharing Property After Divorce

During a divorce proceeding, marital assets are divided between the two parties. New Jersey law states that all property acquired during a marriage is marital property regardless of how it is titled. The courts also follow a policy of equitable distribution of those assets.

bird nest

7/26/2016

Bird’s Nest Custody: A Potential Option That May Be Better for the Kids

Divorce can be a difficult time for both parents and children; the upheaval and sense of instability that children may experience can be particularly challenging. While children often benefit from being able to spend plenty of time with both parents, going back and forth between their homes can take its toll. Even worse, neither of those homes may be familiar to them.

4/5/2016

Divorce and Children - Infographic

Divorce is extremely common and often times inevitable. It is important to understand the potential risks, but also preliminary measures necessary to prevent or minimize negative effects to your child's well being throughout the break up. We have compiled data into this informative infographic to better understand what to expect in the event of a divorce involving a child.

Child Support Attorney

11/11/2015

Seeking Retroactive Child Support – Protect Yourself at the Outset

      In New Jersey, it is well settled that child support belongs to the child and both parents have a mutual obligation to support their children.  Child support is calculated using the Child Support Guidelines, which is a mathematical formula that estimates the amount of money it would cost an intact family to support a child.  That amount is shared by both parents in proportion to their incomes.  In order to receive a child support award, a parent either needs to file an application for child support with the Court or reach an agreement with the other parent without C

9/24/2015

Don’t Be a Meanie: A Child’s Perspective of her Divorced Parents Arguing

      Over the weekend, a divorced mother posted a video depicting her six-year-old daughter, Tiana, demanding that her mother and ex-husband “be friends” after Tiana witnessed them arguing.  It's a "must see" for any divorced or separated parent.  Click here to watch the video.

      In the video, Tiana was sitting on the stairs lecturing her mother:

4/18/2015

How Having a Special Needs Child Made Me a Better Family Law Attorney

     All of my clients share their most personal thoughts, feelings and experiences with me.  It’s the nature of my job as a family law attorney.  I work in a field that is highly emotional, judgmental  and frankly, sometimes physically and mentally draining.  I have seen my clients in the pits of despair, and I have also seen them draw from an inner strength they never knew existed.  This is why I love what I do.  I have the privilege of seeing people truly transform, sometimes not by choice,  but in ways they never thought possible. 

5/28/2014

How to Tell Your Children About Divorce

     Regardless of whether your kids are teenagers or toddlers, the most difficult part of the divorce process is telling them that mommy and daddy are getting a divorce.  To minimize the adverse emotional impact this conversation will have on your child(ren), we suggest you heed the following advice: 

1.  Discuss it with your spouse beforehand.

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