What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

July 6, 2020

A guardian ad litem (GAL) is an advocate appointed by the court to act on behalf of a child during the duration of a lawsuit involving child custody disputes. GALs are sometimes used in high-conflict child custody cases, though less commonly in New Jersey than in other states. GALs do not take care of a…

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How do I Choose the Right Divorce Lawyer?

June 30, 2020

Divorce is one of the most stressful things that people can go through. However, in a divorce, it may be possible to control part of the outcome by making careful choices along the way. One of the most crucial decisions to make is choosing the right divorce lawyer. Rather than picking the first name one…

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Why is it Important to Never Hide Assets During Divorce?

June 24, 2020

A divorce can bring out the worst in people, especially when it comes to property division. In some cases, a divorcing spouse may suspect that their soon-to-be ex-spouse is hiding assets. Not only is this behavior unethical, but it is also illegal in New Jersey. What Assets Are Considered in Divorce? Unless spouses have no…

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How is a Family Business Handled in a Divorce?

June 15, 2020

Divorce is never easy, but when there is a closely held business involved, the situation can be even more difficult. If you are going through a divorce, you may have questions about whether you will have to divide your business like the rest of your assets. The way a business is handled during a divorce…

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How Will Divorce Impact my Children?

June 1, 2020

The decision to divorce your spouse is a difficult one and many different questions must be answered before the process can begin. Many couples who are interested in getting a divorce fear that this decision may negatively impact their children. Couples may choose to stay together for the sake of the kids, while others find…

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Can Social Media Be Used as Evidence?

May 21, 2020

According to the Pew Research Center, about seven out of 10 adults in the United States use social media regularly. Nowadays, most people are extensively using social media during a time when divorce rates are relatively high. Researchers estimate that approximately 40 percent of all marriages end in divorce. Understandably, social media is increasingly being…

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Which Parent Pays for Summer Camp?

May 6, 2020

As hard as it is to believe, we are only a month away from the start of the summer. This means that parents will need to decide what summer activities their children will be involved in to keep them active. Summer camp is a popular activity for children, it keeps them busy and off their…

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What to Do About Child Custody During Coronavirus Lockdown

April 24, 2020

The novel coronavirus has made a significant impact on communities, companies, relationships, and individuals. The current COVID-19 pandemic has put a lot of stress on parents who share custody of children due to separation or divorce. Important decisions will need to be made on behalf of your children’s safety and well-being. Custody Modifications and Health…

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Child Custody Between Unmarried Parents

April 7, 2020

Child custody is a stressful situation for everyone involved. Often, it can be difficult to determine a child custody agreement due to emotionally charged ex-spouses. For this reason, laws in each state mandate child custody agreements based on the circumstances of each case. However, what happens if the separating parents are not married? Rights of…

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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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