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Category Archives: Divorce

Who Gets the Dog? Pet Custody and New Jersey Divorce

During a divorce, couples must decide how to divide their property—homes, automobiles, even retirement accounts. But something feels wrong about calling your beloved pet a piece of property. After all, you love and take care of your dog or cat in a way that you do not pay attention to your dining room set. Even… Read More »

Common Mistakes Made in Divorce Mediation

New Jersey’s divorce courts put a premium on cooperation. To that end, divorcing couples typically need to attend multiple mediation sessions. Couples can also voluntarily enter into mediation to try and work out their differences so that the divorce will proceed as smoothly as possible. If you are preparing for economic mediation or an intensive… Read More »

Is Your Ex Interfering With Visitation?

What happens if your ex is actively interfering with your ability to see your children during your visitation? What are your rights? What action can be taken? Fortunately, New Jersey takes these allegations seriously, and you can press your legal rights in court. Common Scenarios Few parents will come right out and tell their ex,… Read More »

Getting an Annulment in New Jersey

Couples who are planning to separate should consider their options. One option, annulment, is not often well understood. Like a divorce, an annulment legally dissolves a marriage. However, an annulment treats the marriage as if it never happened, whereas a divorce recognizes the legitimacy of the marriage. In New Jersey, couples can get an annulment… Read More »

The Divorce Process in New Jersey

Divorce can be emotionally exhausting, but there is no reason to avoid divorce because you are confused about the process. Before making the decision to file, you should have a handle on what will be expected of you. No two divorces are the same because each family is unique. Nevertheless, the divorce process roughly follows… Read More »

The Impact of the New Alimony Law in New Jersey

New Jersey’s alimony laws were long criticized as being outdated and in need of a face lift. In 2015, Governor Christie responded to these calls and signed a new alimony law, changing whether couples will need to make alimony payments to ex-spouses and for how long. Say “Goodbye” to Permanent Alimony In the past, some… Read More »

The Effect of the New Tax Laws on Alimony in New Jersey

The new provisions in the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represent the most significant changes to tax law in several decades. For people paying or receiving alimony, the changes are particularly significant. Before the law goes into effect in 2019, you should carefully review how it will affect alimony payments. Alimony Will No… Read More »