Top 5 Considerations for an Effective Parenting Plan

Categories: Divorce & Family Law

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Divorce is hard on everyone involved, sometimes kids more so than the adults. But as parents, it’s our responsibility to make the transition as easy as possible for them. This means ensuring that your kids feel loved and are in a safe and secure environment. You and your ex-spouse are now in the business of…

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New Jersey Same Sex Divorce Issues

Categories: Divorce & Family Law

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Same sex marriage has been on the forefront of the news this year with the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. However, same sex marriage has been legally recognized in New Jersey since October 2013 following the Superior Court’s ruling in Garden State Equality v. Dow, which means that New Jersey is starting…

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4 Facts You Need to Know About Pensions and Divorce

Categories: Divorce & Family Law

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After coming to terms with the fact that you’re getting divorced, one of the next big hurdles you’ll face is figuring out how to distribute your assets. Many divorcing spouses leave this decision to the court system, but others are able to work together to divide assets either on their own, or with the help…

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Can You Use Medical and Mental Health Records in a Custody Case?

Categories: Child Custody

Metuchen, NJ Child Custody Lawyers - Romanowski Law Offices

When one spouse suffers from a disease or mental illness, they may wonder if the other spouse can use that information against them in a child custody case. New Jersey courts hold a child’s best interest as the forefront of their proceeding, and the child’s best interests is the only thing that matters. In some…

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Why DIY Divorces Are Not a Good Idea

Categories: Divorce & Family Law

Metuchen, NJ Divorce and Family Law Attorneys - Romanowski Law Offices

You have already done preliminary research about your divorce and you are surprised at the amount of free information there is online. With so much information at your access and with sites offering to help you complete your forms, why would you need an attorney? If divorces were truly that simple, there would be no…

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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

Metuchen, NJ Family Law Attorneys - Romanowski Law Offices

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

Metuchen, NJ Family Law Attorneys - Romanowski Law Offices

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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