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What are the Elements of a Contested Divorce?

March 9, 2020

In New Jersey, there is no law preventing one spouse from divorcing another. One spouse cannot contest the divorce filing itself, but can contest elements of the divorce settlement. A contested divorce makes the process much more complicated. If the spouses cannot agree on the divorce settlement, a judge will make the decision. However, if…

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Tips to Protect Digital Privacy During Divorce

March 4, 2020

Many modern couples share much more than a home and property. Plenty of spouses enjoy joint email and social media accounts, bank accounts, and cellphone packages. Divorce almost always affects these shared technologies. Even in divorces that are uncontested and generally friendly, the parties can be tempted to spy on each other’s internet history or…

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Ways to Successfully Live Together During Divorce

February 26, 2020

After months or years of arguments and tension, couples who decide to divorce often feel excited at the thought of moving into separate homes. However, sometimes it makes more financial and logistical sense to remain under the same roof until after the separation is finalized. Not only can this type of arrangement be less expensive…

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Divorce Trends

February 18, 2020

Like most things, the institution of marriage slowly changes over time. This is due to an ever-changing society that dictates how divorces are perceived and handled. Our changing society often leads to new trends in divorce. In order to understand divorce rates, reasons for divorce, and how divorce is handled, one must analyze these updated…

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Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody

February 4, 2020

In family law, child custody arrangements typically establish which household the child will live in and which parent will have visitation. It also determines which parent will be able to make important decisions that affect the child’s life. Therefore, it is important that divorcing parents understand sole and joint custody and their differences before an…

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What Are the Grounds for Divorce in New Jersey?

January 27, 2020

Divorce is often a difficult time for both spouses; however, it can be the only feasible solution for spouses that have a variety of relationship troubles. Before filing for divorce in New Jersey, it is important to understand the grounds for divorce. Determining the grounds for divorce allows individuals to identify the actions that caused…

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How to Prepare for Divorce

January 20, 2020

All divorces can be difficult, especially if you are not prepared. Stress can be overwhelming in the divorce process, considering all hardships that spouses go through during this difficult time. Planning and setting goals can help you through this process. It is important to consider your life after your divorce is finalized, be as ready…

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Does It Matter Who Files for Divorce First?

January 10, 2020

Though being served divorce papers can come as a surprise in some cases, it is more common that couples will sense the impending demise of their marriage. There are several steps that must be taken to file the necessary paperwork that starts the legal process of divorce. When considering divorce, some people wonder if it…

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Divorce Rates Rise After the Holidays

January 2, 2020

The holiday season is a joyous time that brings families together to celebrate. However, once the holidays are over, there tends to be a spike in divorce filings. According to a University of Washington study, divorce rates consistently peak during March and August, once the summer and winter holidays have passed. If you are considering…

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Children of Divorce

December 20, 2019

Most parents worry very little about the gifts they give their children. All that can change the first year after they get a divorce. Many times, parents who are in the process of divorcing or whose divorce was finalized during the previous year fret about the presents they choose. By keeping a few tips in…

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