10/25/2017

Attorneys Ruth Kim and Ashley Vallillo Manzi are Hoboken regulars.  Ruth is a former, long-time resident but still lives nearby.  Ashley continues to live in Hoboken with her husband and daughter.  Ashley is a regular contributor to the Little...

8/9/2017

We are all searching for our one true love in life. While some are lucky enough to find it early, others are unfortunately stuck in a marriage in which they are no longer in love with their partner. Between the wedding bells and your...

8/2/2017

by Melissa M. Ruvolo, Esq.                                                      

There’s a prevalent misconception that once someone becomes a parent, they become an ineffective and unmotivated worker.  Perhaps it’s based on the opinion...

6/29/2017

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...

6/16/2017

Mediation services are available to those going through divorce. But did you know that mediation services could help with your post-divorce issues? Before you spend your time, energy, and money to drag your ex-spouse back to court, you might...

6/7/2017

When parties divorce, one party may have a financial obligation to support their spouse even after the divorce.  In New Jersey, there are various types of spousal support, more commonly known as alimony.  Unlike child support, which is designed...

Child Support Calculations in NJ

3/21/2017

Calculating how much child support you may have to pay can become complicated because there are many factors that are taken into consideration. As set forth in the New Jersey child support guidelines found in , the child support...

3/16/2017

So you’re engaged, congratulations! Planning a wedding can be one of the most exciting (and stressful) times of your life. As you begin to plan for your future with your soon-to-be spouse, it is always wise to have candid conversations about...

2/7/2017

Blending families can be a tough job. It is quite an accomplishment to form a close bond in a blended, step family. When this is achieved, the new “parents,” “children,” and “siblings” sometimes become deeply involved in each other’s lives. A new...

1/12/2017

Many people ask what happens to their estate if they die: (1) while the divorce is pending; or (2) after the divorce is complete. According to New Jersey law, all spousal designations are revoked if the death occurs after the divorce. However,...

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