• The Role of Fault in a New Jersey Divorce

    Despite laws in many states (including New Jersey) suggesting the contrary, it is rare to come across a divorce case in which there is not some fault on the part of one spouse, the other, or both spouses. Even where one party or the other may be considered to be “at fault” in causing the breakdown of the […]
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  • Grandparent Rights in New Jersey

    Grandchildren are a delight to grandparents. Some grandparents will frequently travel hundreds of miles every few weeks or regularly spend hundreds of dollars on airfare in order to see their grandchildren as often as possible. When the parents need a night “off” or when someone is needed to care for the child while the parents work, most grandparents […]
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  • Deviating from the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines

    There was a time in the not-too- distant past that child support orders varied widely from one state to another. Even cases decided by the same court involving similar facts could result in child support orders that were extremely dissimilar. This state of affairs existed until states began adopting and implementing “Child Support Guidelines” in an effort to […]
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  • Misconceptions About Child Custody in New Jersey

    Parents who are either divorcing or separating for the first time often come to court (or their attorneys’ offices) with more questions than answers and more misconceptions than accurate understandings. In fact, part of a New Jersey family law attorney’s job with new clients is to educate them about the custody and parenting time process, what they can […]
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  • How New Jersey Courts Determine Physical Custody

    When you and the other parent of your child separate or divorce, a court may be called upon to determine with which parent your child will primarily reside. Contrary to popular misconceptions, the child’s wishes regarding where he or she would like to live are not determinative: instead, the court will create a parenting plan that it believes […]
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  • What is Parental Kidnapping?

    Earlier this month a Florida mother accused of kidnapping her child was captured by officials.  In this very unfortunate turn of events, we examine the topic of parental kidnapping and the implications it could have on your divorce. Unfortunately many family court conflicts result in a game of “tug-of-war” over children.  Formal agreements are signed […]
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  • Dividing Property Fairly

    Eventually couples who split arrive at the day when finances and property must be divided fairly.  Marital property is composed of much more than the cash sitting in a savings account or the equity in a home.  When the time comes to divide marital property, there are unexpected but valuable items that need to be […]
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  • Tips to keep summer with your kids fun and conflict free!

    Sunshine, swimming pools, and trips to the beach often mean summer break is here. No school, new routines, and families adjusting to longer days and later morning. Summer break also means that vacation season is upon us. Make sure your summer break is fun in the sun by being prepared to handle summer vacations. Avoid […]
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  • Financial Planning for College

    This time of year graduation celebrations are at the top of mind for many families. It is also time to address the financial responsibility of your graduate’s higher education. As costs rise, it is common for custodial parents to ask for financial help from noncustodial parents to help their students pay for college expenses. States […]
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  • 4 Important & Practical Divorce Tips for Men

    Never leave your marital home. If you want a good position in obtaining a fair custody arrangement and reduce financial burdens, do not move out of your home.  This is one of the mistakes and  can start you at a disadvantage. Day-to-day care of children is one of the most influential factors when it comes […]
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