3/5/2019

Divorce Vacation: Taking a “Break” from the Breakdown of Your Marriage

The breakdown of a marriage and the ensuing divorce can become a long and protracted process.  It often commences before either spouse retains counsel or proceeds with the Complaint for Divorce.  Thus, it is understandable when either spouse expresses the need for a break at some point before the divorce is finalized.

2/1/2019

The Harmful Consequences of a Digital-Age Divorce: A Look Inside the Jenni Farley and Roger Mathews Public Debacle

*NOTE:  Since the publication of this blog, Jenni's 14-paragraph letter on her website was removed (thank goodness).   As a result, the links provided in this blog may no longer be accessible or relevant.  Even so, our opinions provided within this blog have not changed.  

11/29/2018

Three Ways to Enjoy the Holidays After Your Divorce

The holidays are stressful enough, but if you add a divorce or separation into the mix, it can become pure chaos. Between my clerkship and private practice, this upcoming holiday season will be my tenth year experiencing the inevitable turmoil and tribulation these “festivities” impose upon individuals and the congested Court system. In light of my experience, I will relay three key pieces of advice I believe are important to consider in striving for a smooth holiday season.

4/10/2018

What is a Motion?

A Motion is an application you file with the Family Court to seek a specific form of relief. There are many different types of relief you can seek in your Motion. The most common Motions are for an increase/decrease in alimony, increase/decrease in child support, reimbursement of your children’s expenses, or a modification of custody or parenting time. Although these are the most common types of Motions, there are countless other types of relief you can seek as well.

When can a Motion be Filed?

2/20/2018

"I Want My Day In Court!" - Be Careful What You Wish For

Many times, people walk into my office angry. They want vindication. They want revenge. They want their “day in court.”  I then awaken them to this reality – Don’t rely on the court, for anything.

6/29/2017

Weathering the Storm: What to Do About Your Living Arrangements During the Divorce Process

In New Jersey, spouses are not required to live separately prior to filing for divorce or during the divorce process. The Complaint for Divorce can be filed based on irreconcilable differences, meaning that the parties have been incompatible for six months prior to the filing and have no reasonable prospect of reconciliation. Notwithstanding, it can certainly be difficult for spouses to live together while going through a divorce. A few of the issues that should be considered prior to remaining in the same home during divorce proceedings will be discussed here.

Child Support Calculations in NJ

3/21/2017

How is Child Support Calculated in NJ?

Calculating how much child support you may have to pay can become complicated because there are many factors that are taken into consideration.

1/12/2017

Death and Divorce: What Happens to Your Estate During and After the Divorce Process?

Many people ask what happens to their estate if they die: (1) while the divorce is pending; or (2) after the divorce is complete. According to New Jersey law, all spousal designations are revoked if the death occurs after the divorce. However, this is not the case if the death occurs while the divorce is pending. For this reason, you should assess your estate plans as soon you decide you are moving forward with a divorce.

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