Author: Jamie Berger, Esq.
Jamie Berger practices exclusively in the area of family law. She has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation in family and appellate court proceedings. Prior to entering into private practice, Jamie served as a Law Clerk for The Honorable Eugene A. Iadanza, J.S.C. in the Monmouth County Superior Court, Family Part.
While not every divorce can be resolved without at least some amount of litigation (having to argue and decide aspects of your divorce in a court room), the more you and your spouse can avoid the necessity of divorce litigation, the faster, cheaper, and less stressful your divorce will be. So, if you are committed […]
Our firm, and the content on our website, spends a great deal of time discussing the many benefits that Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods have to offer in relation to resolving family law and divorce issues, and for good reason. ADR methods such as mediation, collaboration and arbitration can be great ways for parties to […]
One of the most commonly asked questions of our Morris County divorce attorneys is, “What happens to my credit card debt during divorce?” Considering the number of Americans that use debt to pay for a wide variety of common services and expenses, it is understandable why this would be on the top of anyone’s mind. […]
New Jersey divorce law recognizes that divorces need to be decided without one party being disadvantaged or advantaged due to control of family finances. Both parties are entitled to be on equal financial ground when deciding their divorce and the key issues of child custody, child support, alimony, and division of assets without feeling pressured financially […]
In today’s society grandparents can serve as primary caretakers of their grandchildren, can provide daily caretaking services, or are very involved in their grandchildren’s upbringing. When a divorce occurs in a family, those grandparents are often left in limbo when it comes to grandparent visitation rights. In New Jersey grandparents (9:2A-5) can have legally enforceable […]
We can define a co-parent as the person or people who in some way contribute to raising a child. For example, a spouse, grandparents, unrelated caretakers, an ex, can all be considered co-parents although their roles may differ greatly from that of the primary parent. In a divorce, if the co-parent is an ex, or […]
Although we cannot control all that happens in our life, we usually can control more than we realize. Our dreams, hopes, and desires are all in our control. While day-to-day we cannot control the temperature outside, we do control our level of comfort when venturing out, such as dressing in warm clothes on cold days […]
Have you ever wondered how you can make co-parenting a positive experience? It doesn’t have to be agonizing. You can amicably co-parent and allow your children to enjoy stability and family relationships. It may not be easy, but these proven guidelines for successful co-parenting help maintain calm and make communication more effective.
“My husband is going to liquidate his 401(k)…” “My wife says she is going to clean out our savings account…” We hear this quite often from clients who are either on the brink of filing for divorce or who are in the thick of it. The thought of being on the brink of losing what you […]
Failing to pay child support is a big problem all across the state of New Jersey and carries with it serious consequences. Child support payments range from a few hundred dollars to hundreds of thousands dollars. A parent who isn’t paying their child support is frequently labeled a “deadbeat.” However, failure to pay isn’t always just […]