8/16/2019

Can My Spouse and I Use The Same Divorce Attorney?

      “We both want to use the same divorce attorney in order to spend less money on our divorce.”   Sometimes I hear this during my first meeting with a potential client.  Sometimes our staff hears this when a potential client calls the office wanting to schedule a consultation for both parties to come and meet with an attorney together.  Or sometimes I hear this in social situations.  (I may or may not correct the speaker, depending on whether I have it in me to listen to the flood of legal questions that will surely follow after I out myself as

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.

12/5/2018

Handling Your Child's Holiday Gifts in Two Households

The holidays are stressful for almost anyone, but they can particularly take an emotional toll on those who are separated or divorced.  In last week's blog, I provided some tips to help ease the holiday stress for divorced or separated individuals

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.

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.

Post-Nuptial Agreements Vs Reconciliation Agreements

1/29/2016

Post-Nuptial Agreements v. Reconciliation Agreements: Are they worth the paper they're written on?

Post-Nuptial Agreement

     A post-nuptial agreement is a contract between two spouses.  The agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement except it is signed during the marriage rather than before the marriage.  A post-nuptial agreement is often times considered when there has been some sort of change in the relationship between spouses or a change in financial circumstances.  The most common reasons a spouse may seek to enter into a post-nuptial agreement are:

4/29/2014

Understanding Your Options: The Difference Between Divorce, Annulment, and Separation

     If you are thinking about ending your marriage, but the idea of getting divorced seems like a scary jump to make, you’re probably wondering whether there are any other legal options.  You’re not alone.  We are frequently asked about the differences between divorce, annulment, and separation in New Jersey.