Category: Divorce

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

Keeping Your Divorce Amicable

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 […]

By | November 29, 2017| Categories Divorce, Family Law Read More

Child’s Best Interest Standard Applied to Transgender Name Change Suit

Any time a New Jersey or Morris County court rules on any legal matter involving children, judges apply what is known as the “best interest standard” in order to determine what type of decision will most accurately reflect the best interests of the children involved.  This has been true for quite some time now in […]

By | November 14, 2017| Categories Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law, Same-Sex Partners Read More

The Disadvantages of Mediation

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 […]

By | November 7, 2017| Categories Divorce, Family Law, Mediation 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

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