How Does Infidelity Play a Role in a New Jersey Divorce?

Categories: Divorce & Family Law

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The reasons a couple divorces are entirely personal and do not always come to light during a divorce proceeding. But, when infidelity occurs, spouses often wonder if their spouse’s infidelity can be used during the divorce to receive a better settlement or even increased alimony payments. Generally, infidelity does not play a big role in…

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Understanding the New Jersey Parent Education Program

Categories: Divorce & Family Law

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All couples that file a complaint for divorce in New Jersey are required under statute 2A:34-12 to attend a parent education program. There is a fee associated with filing the Complaint for Divorce when children are involved and the fee is slightly increased from that of couples without children. The additional fee is then utilized…

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How to Act Around Your Children During a Divorce

Categories: Child Custody

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There is plenty of advice out there telling parents how to act around their children during a divorce. What is most important is to understand that there is no “right way.” The process is highly emotional and takes its toll on everyone involved — including children. Everyone will react to the divorce differently; therefore, families…

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Can You Change Your Child’s Surname After a Divorce?

Categories: Child Custody

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After your divorce, it is not uncommon to want nothing to do with your ex-spouse. Perhaps the divorce proceeding was so grueling that hearing their name creates aggression. You have already made the decision to start using your maiden name immediately after the divorce; however you may wonder what you can do for children that…

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Car Loans and Divorce: Who is Responsible for What?

Categories: Divorce & Family Law

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Divorcing couples have numerous decisions to make and issues to resolve throughout the process — from child support to determining custody and dividing assets. Settling the issues regarding car loans or what to do with marital vehicles may not seem like a big priority, but not handling the matter can have severe financial consequences. If…

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Considerations When Divorcing with Special Needs Children

Categories: Child Custody

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A divorce with children is always complex, but when one of those children has special needs, the issues of parenting time, custody, and support become much more complicated. Decisions for these issues must always be in the best interest of the child, but determining what is best for a special needs child may not be…

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Tips for Preparing for Your Divorce Attorney Consultation

Categories: Divorce & Family Law

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The divorce process can be overwhelming and confusing for couples. It is not unnatural to have numerous questions and even be unsure of where to start. During your initial consultation with a divorce attorney, you can address most of your concerns and even learn about what you can expect from the divorce process. However, before…

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Three Key Steps to Modifying a Custody Plan

Categories: Child Custody

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Parenting time schedules – usually determined as part of divorce proceedings – may conflict with a child or parent’s lifestyle as time passes. When an existing parenting plan is no longer working, one parent may seek a modification to their existing order. Changing a custody plan after it has been approved by the court is…

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Protecting Your Business During a New Jersey Divorce

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Protect Your Business from Divorce

If you owned a business during your marriage or started a business during the marriage, that business could be subject to equal distribution during the divorce. Dividing closely held business assets can be complicated – especially if you owned the business prior to getting married. If joint funds were used to expand or support the…

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