Author: Allison Heaney Lamson, Esq.

Marital Agreements and Child Custody

Marital agreements, like prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, and non-marital agreements, can be great ways for couples to more clearly define their responsibilities to one another and their individual rights, both during their relationship and also in the event their relationship should end. Typically, these marital agreements will focus primarily on the couple’s financial relationship, addressing […]

By | December 20, 2017| Categories Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law Read More

Destruction of Property and Domestic Violence

The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA) lists 18 different actions which, when committed, are considered to be domestic violence. What many people may not know is that acts of criminal mischief, specifically destroying another person’s property, can also be considered an act of domestic violence from which that person may ask the court […]

By | October 20, 2017| Categories Domestic Violence, Family Law Read More

How Can I Resolve My Divorce Without Court Litigation?

Before any Morris County divorce can be finalized, the divorcing couple will need to come to an agreement regarding the key issues of child custody, child support, alimony and spousal support, and division of assets. Every marriage is different, and for some couples deciding the issue of alimony may be particularly difficult, while deciding how […]

By | September 25, 2017| Categories Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Marital Assets Read More

Weighing Child Support Payment Options Part II – Payment through the Probation Department

In Part I of this series, we focused on the positives and negatives about having child support paid directly from the obligor to the obligee. If you don’t know what these terms mean, or have forgotten, check out last week’s post for these definitions.  This week, we turn our attention to child support payments made to and […]

By | June 9, 2017| Categories Child Support, Divorce, Family Law, Finances Read More