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Tips for a Successful "4-Way Settlement Conference"

The divorce has been pending for months. Financial documents have been exchanged. Business evaluations and/or real estate appraisals are now complete. You and your spouse are both represented by attorneys. Both… >

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Who Owns the College Savings Accounts?

Parents, and sometimes grandparents, plan for education expenses by setting aside money in advance. They may mentally or literally earmark funds for one or more children, hoping that investing now will make it … >

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Holiday Parenting Schedules Year to Year

As children head back to school, families may want to consider looking at the holiday calendar that they have in their Parenting Agreement. Understanding how your holiday schedule fits in with your children&rsq… >

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You Can Divorce Your Spouse, But Can You Ditch the Credit Card Debt?

Divorce can have a major impact on a family’s finances, especially if either spouse or both spouses have high credit card balances. How the credit card debt is handled during the divorce depends on a numb… >

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It's Time to Go Back to School

As the summer draws to a close, many parents spend their time (while sheltering in the air conditioning or supervising time in the pool) thinking about the various necessary preparations for their children to g… >

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Is My Divorce Agreement Permanent? Or Is It Temporary?

You engaged in lengthy, contentious negotiations which resulted in the signing of a Marital Settlement Agreement and the entry of a Final Judgment of Divorce. Your Agreement includes provisions regarding custod… >

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CIS on the Spectrum: Considering a Child's Neurodiversity in a Case Information Statement

No two families are alike. This phrase is even more true when you include the word “neurodiverse”: No two neurodiverse families are alike. So, too, should no two Case Information Statements be alik… >

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New Jersey Child Support: What's Included?

In general, child support is calculated using the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines (“Guidelines”), which is a formula set by the state of New Jersey.  The Guidelines apply to parents whose c… >

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Bring an Open Mind and Best Listening Ears to Your Intensive Settlement Conference

An intensive judicial settlement conference resembles mediation, but is conducted by a Judge in our county courthouse. It can be the judge who is currently assigned to your case or, if we request it, a differen… >

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When DCPP Comes A-Knockin': Overcoming the Stigma of "DYFS" and Understanding Your Rights

The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (known as “DYFS” or the Division of Youth and Family Services until the Summer of 2012) changed its name after multiple failures in their own efforts … >

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