New Jersey Family Law Blog

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

Pet Custody and Divorce

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 […]

By | October 12, 2017 | Categories Divorce, Marital Assets Read More

Tips for Co-Parenting after a Divorce

Even though your divorce has ended many of your legal and financial obligations to your partner, one important obligation which has not ended is that of being parents to your children. Co-parenting with a former spouse after a divorce can be difficult, but is also extremely important for the healthy development and lifestyles of your […]

By | October 6, 2017 | Categories Co-Parenting, Divorce Read More

Credit Card Debt and Divorce

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. […]

By | September 29, 2017 | Categories 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

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 […]

By | September 11, 2017 | Categories Divorce, Finances, Marital Assets Read More

Will Mediation Work for My Divorce?

The Alternative Dispute Resolution method of Mediation offers a number of significant and distinct advantages to divorcing couples who are able to take advantage of it. Since the mediation process takes place outside of the public court system, not only is it a much more private and informal process than traditional court-decided divorces, it is […]

By | August 21, 2017 | Categories Divorce, Mediation Read More

How is My Divorce Affected if my Spouse Has Control of the Family Finances?

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 […]

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NJ Child Relocation Law Changes Dramatically in Supreme Court Decision

On August 6th, 2017, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled on a case involving a dispute between divorced parents and the desire of one parent to relocate with their children to another state. This ruling dramatically changes the previous legal precedents established regarding child custody and out-of-state relocation, and has the potential to affect any […]

By | August 11, 2017 | Categories Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law Read More