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Power imbalances can complicate a divorce

In a marriage, each partner has the same value and importance. Spouses are equal under the law in New Jersey. That's true when they arrive in divorce court, too. No one partner is more important, in the eyes of the judge, than the other. However, at times one partner...

How do parents help a child when divorcing?

Separating spouses might find the stress of divorce proceedings impacts their lives. Even relatively straightforward divorce settlement steps might bring challenges for New Jersey couples. For children, seeing parents divorce could be overwhelming. Hopefully, both...

Protecting real estate in divorce

When a couple divorces, they often sell the home they once shared. The profits from the sale are usually divided between the two spouses. However, if you are preparing for a divorce and are a real estate investor, you'll need to know about property division...

The initial meeting with your divorce lawyer

It's hard to know what to expect when you're getting divorced. New Jersey residents who are facing the end of their marriage should start by making an appointment for a consultation with a divorce attorney. Meeting with a lawyer can be a little intimidating under...

What is a divorce modification?

A divorce order in New Jersey isn't necessarily permanent. You have to abide by the divorce order, but if the situation changes, you could request a modification. A divorce modification could result in a better situation for you, although the judge has to approve the...

Why you should consider a postnuptial agreement

It isn't uncommon for couples in New Jersey to create prenuptial agreements. These agreements can be used to classify assets as separate property or determine if either party to a relationship is entitled to alimony if the marriage fails. If you decide not to create a...

Constructing a solid prenup in New Jersey

When you're planning for the future with a prenuptial agreement, the goal is to protect yourself in the event of a divorce. Although the document lists different financials and assets that are protected if you separate, there are still details that shouldn't be...

Tips for planning your divorce

If you are considering getting a divorce in New Jersey, there are various aspects of the process to think through before you file. This can help you make your decision about whether and when to petition for divorce. Your finances One of the first things that you...

How to aim for an easier divorce

If you're going through a divorce in New Jersey, you may feel stressed and overwhelmed. The last thing you probably want is for your divorce to turn into a long, drawn-out ordeal. The way you behave during the process will determine how it proceeds. Following are a...