Author: Amy L. Miller Esq.

Communicate Successfully Post Divorce – Is It Possible?

Morristown County Post-Divorce Communication Strategy If you’re in the throes of divorce proceedings or your divorce has been recently finalized, you may be asking if a communication strategy with your soon-to-be ex can even exist at all, much less a successful one.  It can.  You can do it.  In this article we will look at

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Responding to a Divorce Complaint

May 24
Responding to a Divorce Complaint
By Categories Divorce

When a person files for divorce in Morris County or New Jersey, the person receiving the “divorce complaint” has thirty-five (35) days from being served with the complaint to respond before the default divorce process begins. If an individual chooses to not respond to a divorce complaint, they risk a great deal in terms of

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Modern Concepts for Prenuptial Agreements

We have now written several times about the many advantages a prenuptial agreement can offer a soon-to-be-married couple. However, in the last few years, more and more prenuptial agreements are being created which address much more modern issues than traditional prenuptial agreements have typically addressed. If you are considering entering into a Morris County prenuptial

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Congress Changes Alimony Tax Law!

Mar 15
Congress Changes Alimony Tax Law!
By Categories Alimony, Divorce

As a result of the release of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act“, Congress has now significantly changed how alimony payments are handled come tax-time. Critically however, this change in tax law will only affect alimony agreements which are entered into after December 31, 2018 (that is to say, any alimony agreements which are already

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New Jersey Considers Making 50/50 Child Custody the “Default” Award

A recent Washington Post article reports that more than 20 States in the U.S. (including New Jersey) are considering passing laws which would make equally shared physical and legal custody of children after a divorce or separation the default standard model for child custody settlements. While New Jersey’s child custody statute N.J.S.A. 9:2-4 states that “n any proceeding involving

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Pet Custody and Divorce

Oct 12
Pet Custody and Divorce
By Categories Divorce, Marital Assets

For many families, their dog, cat, or any other kind of pet is more than just a pet, it is a member of the family. As difficult as resolving divorce issues such as child custody, child support, alimony, or marital asset division can sometimes be, deciding “pet custody” can often be just as difficult to

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Are Any of My Assets Protected from being Divided during My Divorce?

One of the most commonly asked questions of our Morris County family law attorneys when representing clients during divorce is which, if any, assets will be protected from New Jersey equitable distribution laws during the divorce. While there is no “one size fits all” answer to this question as equitable distribution laws depend upon many factors

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