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How Much Will My Alimony Be?

No matter whether you are the party that is paying alimony or receiving alimony, the big question all parties have is “HOW MUCH ALIMONY???”. In New Jersey, the answer is not so simple. The law relie… >

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We're Just "Living Together"!

In New Jersey, cohabitation is defined as "a mutually supportive, intimate personal relationship in which a couple has undertaken duties and privileges that are commonly associated with marriage or a civil unio… >

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Shakespeare on Love and Marriage

The course of true love never did run smooth A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act I, scene 1, l. 134 As human beings are essentially the same today as they were 400 years ago, William Shakespeare’s insigh… >

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For Whose Eyes Only?

As part of your family law proceeding, certain financial documents are required to be filed with the Court.  In divorce matters, these documents include the Case Information Statement, which contains infor… >

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The Cost of Negative Parental Influence

 Without doubt, one of the most troublesome issues in a divorce is the specter of parental negative influence—the unfortunate circumstance in which one parent manages to turn the children against the… >

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Halloween Candy Slogans and Divorce

It’s that spooky time of year. It’s time for creepy Halloween decor and carving pumpkins. And it’s almost time to escort your child door-to-door to collect candy from the neighbors just so you… >

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Retirement Accounts and QDROs

In New Jersey, assets acquired during the marriage are subject to equitable distribution. This means bank accounts, investment accounts, business interests, real estate, personal property and retirement account… >

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Engagement Rings: Not Just for Women Anymore. But What Happens to the Rings When Couples Divorce?

In 2021, the iconic jewelry store Tiffany & Co. released its first line of engagement rings for men, reflecting what we all know – men like jewelry too. An increasing number of men in heterosexual and… >

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If We Have a Mediator, Do We Need Attorneys?

An often-asked question is:  “If I am using a family law mediator, do I need to hire a divorce attorney?”  Although there is no requirement that a party have an attorney to represent him o… >

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Starting Off on the Right Foot

Perhaps the most important part of any matrimonial litigation is the preparation and filing of the financial Case Information Statement (“CIS”). It can be stressful, confusing, and time-consuming to… >

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