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:

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:

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.