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In Every Divorce The Details Matter

Details matter. This is especially true when the terms of a divorce are memorialized in an agreement or an order. Unfortunately, however, all too often there is reliance on “boiler plate” forms in which important details are sometimes overlook ...

New Year, New You: Resolutions for those Considering Divorce

You opened your inbox on January 1st and there they were — all of those “New Year, New You!” e-mails. How to stick with that diet plan. How to walk 10,000 steps per day. How to replace bad habits.  But what if your resolution is som ...

Financial issues and mental health go hand in hand

Struggling financially can mean that you are in a very stressful period of your life. If you have recently lost your job, are struggling to find employment or have outgoings that you have no control over, you may feel powerless against your situation. Thi ...

Settling Your Divorce: 5 Tips for Successful Settlement Negotiations

Has your divorce been pending for months and you are ready to settle your case? Consider the following tips before you sit down at the conference table with your spouse and the attorneys, although in today’s world, you will likely conduct the meetin ...

Does the Dow Affect the “Marital Pot”?

The value of Dow or S&P 500 on the date of Complaint, or any other date the divorcing couple chose as the end date of the marriage, could have an impact on the division of the marital assets. If your retirement account and/or your joint or individual ...

How may I challenge a will with a no-contest clause?

A will’s no-contest clause may lead you to reconsider challenging the terms that you believe left you unfairly disinherited. Originally referred to as “in terrorem” clauses — because of their intent to “instill terror” ...

Is There a Lifetime Alimony Obligation?

An often-repeated statement by a party responsible for paying alimony is that they have a “lifetime” alimony obligation and will be paying alimony for the rest of their lives. There is a misconception that alimony continues for the duration of ...

When Is a Marriage Over? And Why Does It Matter?

In some instances the most vexing question facing a client is not if to get a divorce, but rather, when to commence the formal proceedings. Whether this issue of timing is the result of concern over when to “make it official” or just a matter ...

Grateful for FaceTime: Celebrating Holiday Family Traditions Virtually

Whether it is turkey and stuffing, spinning a dreidel, the lighting of diyas, celebrating Umoja, or chestnuts roasting on an open fire, there’s always something to look forward to at the holidays. No matter what you celebrate, the holiday season usu ...

Going through bankruptcy? Here’s why to stay positive

It can be hard to know that you’ve had to turn to bankruptcy, but that doesn’t mean that you’ve failed. While bankruptcy is still somewhat taboo to talk about, the truth is that many people go through it. Out of all the households in Ame ...

ZOOMING TO COURT: What Your Lawyer Wants You to Know and Do

For at least the next few months, attending virtual Court by video is going to continue in New Jersey divorces and other family law cases. Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and Skype are also available for mediation, arbitration, conferences, depositions, and ...

Calculating Child Support in High Income Divorce Cases

When parents divorce, they frequently disagree about the appropriate amount of child support that should be paid between them, or how to cover the financial cost of raising children in two homes. In families with substantial earnings, the costs are higher ...

Taking the First Step Toward Divorce

Beginning the divorce process is never easy, especially in the current climate of uncertainty and continued isolation. The first call to a divorce attorney may take a lot of courage to make, but it involves a very important first step: acknowledging the p ...

Can I Keep My Home in the Divorce?

Transitions are difficult. Although they represent a new beginning, they also represent a loss. Divorce may be one of the hardest transitions a person will have to face. Divorce means losing family as you knew it, losing part of your assets and income str ...

What are the penalties for marijuana possession in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, it is unlawful to obtain or possess a controlled substance unless that substance was obtained by a valid prescription from a practitioner. Despite other states recently legalizing marijuana, New Jersey still considers marijuana a controll ...

How does the legal blood alcohol concentration limit work?

The legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) does not work the way that many people think that it does. They assume that it means staying under the limit eliminates the chances of a DUI, while going over the limit guarantees one. That’s sim ...

Can I Be in Therapy During My Divorce?

There is no question that the decision to end your marriage and process of doing so creates stress. In addition, there can be discord after a divorce relating to parenting decisions and support issues which can add to the normal stresses of life. You may ...

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