New Jersey Family Law Blog

Congress Changes Alimony Tax Law!

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 […]

By | March 15, 2018 | Categories Alimony, Divorce Read More

Avoiding Bad Divorce Advice

During the divorce process, many people will turn to friends and family for support and advice, and rightly so. In fact, having a support network to lean on during the divorce process is something most Morris County divorce lawyers and mental health professionals would recommend that a person do. However, there are a number of […]

By | February 16, 2018 | Categories Family Law Read More

Discussing Divorce with Your Children

One of the most difficult aspects of any divorce can be discussing it with your children. While children of all ages will be able to comprehend the basic idea that their parents will no longer be living together, not all children will easily understand why, and the age and maturity level of the child or […]

By | January 23, 2018 | Categories Co-Parenting, Divorce Read More

The Advantages of Creating a Prenuptial Agreement

Many soon-to-be married individuals are hesitant to bring up the idea of a prenuptial agreement to their future spouse. It can be difficult to think about or raise the possibility of divorce before you are even married, but surprisingly to many, discussing and signing a prenuptial agreement can actually strengthen your future marriage for many […]

By | January 8, 2018 | Categories Divorce, Family Law, Marital Assets Read More

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

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 “[i]n any proceeding involving […]

By | December 13, 2017 | Categories Child Custody, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Family Law Read More

The Fine Line Between Divorce Negotiation and Divorce Litigation

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 […]

By | December 7, 2017 | Categories Divorce, Family Law Read More