custody

8/18/2016

Changes in Circumstances That Could Justify a Change in Custody

Even after your divorce attorney has helped you and your ex settle your custody arrangement in your divorce, it may not be a permanent arrangement. You may be able to petition the court for custody if you or your ex-spouse undergo a significant change in circumstance impacting the best interests of your children. Although most courts try to maintain stability for the children, you might be able to ask the court to change custody in certain circumstances.

You Are No Longer Unfit for Custody

Divorce

8/4/2016

Modifying or Terminating Alimony After Your Divorce

When your divorce is over and the dust has cleared, you may think your need for an attorney has ended.  Thing again. There are circumstances that make it wise to keep a post-judgment lawyer’s phone number handy. If, for instance, your divorce agreement provides for alimony, it may need to be modified or terminated at some point in time. An alimony agreement can be modified or terminated when the circumstances that were present at the time of the divorce agreement have substantially changed.

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.

prenup

7/21/2016

Spousal Support - Are You Entitled To It?

Divorce can be difficult in multiple ways - physically, emotionally and often times financially. If the fear of financial hardship is preventing you from seeking a divorce, contact one of our experienced divorce attorneys in North Jersey to discuss your options. You may be entitled to spousal support from your partner, which could ease some of the stress of the divorce and allow you to move forward.

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.

Divorce Attorneys

1/13/2016

The Flat Fee Divorce: Don't Be PennyWise and Pound Foolish

It is a difficult decision to permanently end a marriage, whether it was a one year marriage or a thirty year marriage.  One of the chief concerns is how expensive it will be.  With that in mind, a common question that family law attorneys here is, “is it possible to get divorced for a flat fee?”  With very rare (and deceiving) exceptions, the answer is NO.

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

11/2/2015

Divorce Rates Around the World [Infographic]

Think the United States leads the rest of the world in divorce proceedings? Think again! The below infographic illustrates the top 10 most divorced nations around the world.

Divorce Rates Around the World - Infographic

10/1/2015

FAQ: Health Insurance During and After your Divorce

      It’s the Fall.  The leaves are turning, the NFL is in full gear, and it’s almost the open enrollment period for employee benefits.   If you are like most Americans, the words “open enrollment” cause anxiety and dread, even more so if you are in the midst of a divorce.   If you are the unemployed spouse, or work part-time without benefits, you may be fearful that your spouse will not re-enroll you during the divorce or that you will not be able to afford healthcare after the divorce is final.   Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about maintianing/obt

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