alcohol abuse

11/15/2016

Being Honest With Your Lawyer About Problematic Behavior Your Spouse Could Use Against You

Let’s face it – we all want to look like we have it together and can perfectly manage our lives. However, the reality is that we all have strengths and weaknesses. No matter how hard we try to hide them, eventually our not-so-lovely behaviors rear their ugly heads. Other than very close friends, our spouses or partners are probably the ones with the most knowledge and experience with those behaviors. And, while the relationship is running smoothly, that is not an issue.

parenting

10/25/2016

Parallel Parenting: A Solution for Shared Child Custody

Parenting is one of the most important issues to settle during a divorce. It can also be one of the most difficult. Parents often have conflicting ideas about how to raise children and these differences become even more obvious when the marriage ends. There are several options for parenting agreements that can be effective and allow the children to have a stable, healthy environment to grow up in.

Co-Owning/Sharing Property After Divorce

10/12/2016

The Possibility of Co-Owning or Sharing Property After Divorce

During a divorce proceeding, marital assets are divided between the two parties. New Jersey law states that all property acquired during a marriage is marital property regardless of how it is titled. The courts also follow a policy of equitable distribution of those assets.

4/5/2016

Divorce and Children - Infographic

Divorce is extremely common and often times inevitable. It is important to understand the potential risks, but also preliminary measures necessary to prevent or minimize negative effects to your child's well being throughout the break up. We have compiled data into this informative infographic to better understand what to expect in the event of a divorce involving a child.

9/24/2015

Don’t Be a Meanie: A Child’s Perspective of her Divorced Parents Arguing

      Over the weekend, a divorced mother posted a video depicting her six-year-old daughter, Tiana, demanding that her mother and ex-husband “be friends” after Tiana witnessed them arguing.  It's a "must see" for any divorced or separated parent.  Click here to watch the video.

      In the video, Tiana was sitting on the stairs lecturing her mother:

5/28/2014

How to Tell Your Children About Divorce

     Regardless of whether your kids are teenagers or toddlers, the most difficult part of the divorce process is telling them that mommy and daddy are getting a divorce.  To minimize the adverse emotional impact this conversation will have on your child(ren), we suggest you heed the following advice: 

1.  Discuss it with your spouse beforehand.