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Divorce

Parenting over the holidays

If this is your first holiday season since your divorce, your kids are likely feeling the impact just as much as you are. Your children will need time and space to grieve concerning the loss of certain holiday traditions and may feel that they are caught between you...

Is collaborative divorce right for you?

Divorces can be contentious and difficult, but people lucky enough to be amiable with their partner are increasingly choosing collaborative divorces. Just under a dozen states, including New Jersey, have green-lit this kinder, gentler path to marriage dissolution, so...

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...