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The ABC's of Divorce

Lawyers tend to speak in jargon, and a divorce in New Jersey involves a whirlwind of acronyms which can make the head of any litigant spin. It starts out with the preparation of a CIS (Case Information Statemen… >

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Let's Talk About Sex (Education) in Co-Parenting

In 1990, Salt-N-Pepa urged us to “talk about sex” and “all the good things and the bad things that may be.”  For co-parents considering New Jersey’s new social and sexual heal… >

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Preparing for Economic Mediation

Many of the financial issues in a divorce action are resolved through mediation, including the calculation of child support or alimony, or the division of real property, investment accounts, retirement accounts… >

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Make Your Summer Plans Now!

All year round, parenting presents challenges in every family, especially summer vacation plans. In New Jersey, it is assumed that children deserve the benefit of having both parents involved and that "it is in… >

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A Matter of (Parenting) Time

Although we may overlook it, time is our most precious asset. In a divorce, the importance of parenting time with children is rarely overlooked -- especially with regard to spending quality time with the childr… >

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LGBTQ - Fitting a Square Peg Into a Round Hole - Chapter 4

In New Jersey, the Child Custody Statute, N.J.S.A. 9:2-4, makes it clear that the rights of both parents are equal, and sets forth various criteria which the court is to consider in determining issues of Custod… >

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Fool Me Once

On New Year’s Day we make resolutions. When Tax Day comes around, we promise ourselves that next year we won’t wait until the last minute to itemize deductions. On Valentine’s Day we think abo… >

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Divorce Can Have Its Perks

Every divorce involves the determination of equitable distribution--i.e., the allocation of marital assets and marital liabilities. Some of the most common forms of liability include mortgage debt and credit ca… >

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What a Long, Hard Road It's Been

The early days of Covid-19 restrictions had a significant effect on people’s lives. Although life is not quite back to normal, we have come a long way.  People have returned to workplaces, are attend… >

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Divorce from Bed and Board: An Alternative to Full Divorce

Since New Jersey does not recognize a formal process for legal separation, some couples have obtained a limited divorce, also known as a divorce from bed and board. This process is useful when divorce is not an… >

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