New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

Are Pets Considered Marital Property or Members of the Family?

Deciding Pet Custody During Morris County Divorce If you and your family have ever owned a dog or cat, you may be shocked to hear that principles of property division generally apply when family court judges decide who should keep the family pet. Most of us would agree that these highly valued and prized family

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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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Child Custody and Support for Unmarried Parents

Child Custody and Child Support for Unmarried Parents in Morris County It is becoming more and more common for parents to raise children together while remaining unmarried. Sometimes these parents will take steps to formalize their relationship such as through a civil union or some kind of cohabitation agreement, however, just as with a divorce,

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Grounds for Divorce in New Jersey

Grounds for Filing for Divorce in Morris County NJ In New Jersey, every divorce must be filed based on a given reason (legally known as a “ground”). As a no-fault divorce State, individuals in New Jersey can file for what is known as a “no-fault divorce” (discussed in the sections below), or file for a “fault-based divorce.”

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Family Law Modifications and Appeals

Family Law Modifications and Appeals in Morris County NJ Many different legal matters fall under the umbrella of “family law”. Child custody, visitation and parenting time, child support, alimony, the division of assets, divorce, domestic violence and many other issues are all heard and decided by the Superior Court (within the Family Part), and as such

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