Author: Sarah Jacobs, Esq.
Sarah Jacobs is dedicated to protecting the interests of clients in family law proceedings. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and Qualified as a Mediator, Sarah possesses close to 15 years of experience practicing law throughout the State of New Jersey. Together with partner Jamie N. Berger, Esq. their boutique Morristown family law firm is managed with the goal of providing high-quality service tailored to each client’s individual needs. In her capacity as both a family law mediator and litigator, Sarah works with negotiation-minded clients in a cooperative setting. She is also a skilled litigator with the knowledge needed to take even the most complex cases to court, if necessary.
Even though our Morristown divorce and family law firm focuses on providing constructive and creative solutions to our clients’ divorces and family law matters, it is important to remember that not every divorce, or every aspect of your divorce, can be decided through negotiation or alternative methods like mediation or arbitration. Certain situations, and the […]
In a fascinating 2011 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, it was found that, at the time, only 51% of all adults in the United States were married. Compared to 1960, where it is estimated that almost 72% of all United States adults were married, it is clear that as our society progresses, people […]
Even though your divorce has ended many of your legal and financial obligations to your partner, one important obligation which has not ended is that of being parents to your children. Co-parenting with a former spouse after a divorce can be difficult, but is also extremely important for the healthy development and lifestyles of your […]
The Alternative Dispute Resolution method of Mediation offers a number of significant and distinct advantages to divorcing couples who are able to take advantage of it. Since the mediation process takes place outside of the public court system, not only is it a much more private and informal process than traditional court-decided divorces, it is […]
On August 6th, 2017, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled on a case involving a dispute between divorced parents and the desire of one parent to relocate with their children to another state. This ruling dramatically changes the previous legal precedents established regarding child custody and out-of-state relocation, and has the potential to affect any […]
Would you want to travel back in time to be a child again? Many people do not want to relive their childhood, even those who had the most loving parents, supportive siblings, and best of schools. There is a simple reason why when we transition from child to adult, we are often much happier, even […]
In New York, a Final Order of Protection issued by the Family Court lasts either two or five years. In Pennsylvania, a Protection from Abuse Order lasts up to three years, and in some instances can be renewed. In New Jersey, a Final Restraining Order (“FRO”) issued under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (“PDVA”) […]
Marriages end for a variety of reasons. Among the reasons couples may call it quits are financial fears, disagreements about children or religion, loss of romance, and sometimes, adultery. Not every marriage involving a cheating spouse will end in divorce. In the event you seek divorce after adultery, regardless of the part you played, it’s […]
Conflicts often continue long after your divorce is finalized, especially when children are involved. Setting boundaries helps manage high-conflict situations and helps ease you both, and the children, into a new routine. Setting effective boundaries can be challenging, but it becomes easier if you follow certain guidelines. It’s most important to ask for what you want, […]
Life is messy at times. Divorce is more than a mess; the process itself is an upheaval of your whole life. Not only are you trying to find your new normal, but you are in the middle of re-establishing definitions of family, of friends, and you are nursing a wounded heart. In order for you to […]