2/3/2022

My Spouse Cheated. Does This Mean I Can Get More Money in Our Divorce?

     Few things make the divorce process more emotional than it already is than when one spouse has been unfaithful in the marriage – particularly if the affair was recent and was the “reason” the marriage is ending in divorce.  The betrayed spouse is understandably raw with emotion and may have difficulty navigating the divorce process with a clear head when they feel buried in grief, shock and anger.  Meanwhile, the spouse who had the affair may be cooperative and riddled with guilt or may instead be self-absorbed in their new relationship and insensitive to the emotion

8/16/2019

Can My Spouse and I Use The Same Divorce Attorney?

      “We both want to use the same divorce attorney in order to spend less money on our divorce.”   Sometimes I hear this during my first meeting with a potential client.  Sometimes our staff hears this when a potential client calls the office wanting to schedule a consultation for both parties to come and meet with an attorney together.  Or sometimes I hear this in social situations.  (I may or may not correct the speaker, depending on whether I have it in me to listen to the flood of legal questions that will surely follow after I out myself as

4/10/2018

What is a Motion?

A Motion is an application you file with the Family Court to seek a specific form of relief. There are many different types of relief you can seek in your Motion. The most common Motions are for an increase/decrease in alimony, increase/decrease in child support, reimbursement of your children’s expenses, or a modification of custody or parenting time. Although these are the most common types of Motions, there are countless other types of relief you can seek as well.

When can a Motion be Filed?

6/29/2017

Weathering the Storm: What to Do About Your Living Arrangements During the Divorce Process

In New Jersey, spouses are not required to live separately prior to filing for divorce or during the divorce process. The Complaint for Divorce can be filed based on irreconcilable differences, meaning that the parties have been incompatible for six months prior to the filing and have no reasonable prospect of reconciliation. Notwithstanding, it can certainly be difficult for spouses to live together while going through a divorce. A few of the issues that should be considered prior to remaining in the same home during divorce proceedings will be discussed here.

12/7/2016

Effects of Divorce on Women vs Men (And How They Handle It) - Infographic

Divorce is not an easy endeavor for any of the involved parties. It is common for individuals to go through their own unique healing process while influenced by certain factors including personality type and gender. While personality plays a big role in how an individual will react to the divorce process, gender can influence emotional healing, financial obligations and social interactions when adjusting to this new life.

11/29/2016

What Happens When a Child Strongly Prefers to Live With One Parent Full-Time?

Child custody is often the most difficult part of any divorce proceeding.  There are many different ways custody of children can be split between their parents.  Every single case is different and the parties should reach an agreement that works best for their situation.

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11/15/2016

Being Honest With Your Lawyer About Problematic Behavior Your Spouse Could Use Against You

Let’s face it – we all want to look like we have it together and can perfectly manage our lives. However, the reality is that we all have strengths and weaknesses. No matter how hard we try to hide them, eventually our not-so-lovely behaviors rear their ugly heads. Other than very close friends, our spouses or partners are probably the ones with the most knowledge and experience with those behaviors. And, while the relationship is running smoothly, that is not an issue.

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10/27/2016

Thinking about Divorce? Preparing for the Initial Consultation with an Attorney

     Going through a divorce can be an extremely overwhelming and exhausting process.  It is important to have an attorney to assist you throughout the process and provide you with support and advice along the way.

parenting

10/25/2016

Parallel Parenting: A Solution for Shared Child Custody

Parenting is one of the most important issues to settle during a divorce. It can also be one of the most difficult. Parents often have conflicting ideas about how to raise children and these differences become even more obvious when the marriage ends. There are several options for parenting agreements that can be effective and allow the children to have a stable, healthy environment to grow up in.

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