Now that we have a strong footing into the new year, we wanted to reflect on everything 2018 held for us. It was a busy year at Schultz & Associates. In addition to helping numerous clients deal with their divorces and other family-related legal issues, we also rebranded as MR. Men’s Rights Divorce & Family LawTM of New Jersey, and we published numerous articles on topics related to men’s rights and divorce.
Our Top 10 Articles from 2018: Understanding Men’s Rights During the Divorce Process in New Jersey
Here are our top 10 articles from 2018:
1. Should You Block Your Spouse on Social Media During Your Divorce?
Social media is increasingly playing a major role in the divorce process. In fact, when preparing to go through a divorce, one of the first things you need to do is to make sure you know when it is – and isn’t – okay to post on social media. There are some other questions you will need to answer as well, including: Should You Block Your Spouse on Social Media During Your Divorce?
2. How Will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impact Divorcing Spouses in New Jersey?
Enacted in late 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made several major changes to the Internal Revenue Code. One of these changes is the reversal of income tax treatment for alimony. Taking effect on January 1, 2019, this change has the potential to have a significant impact on alimony negotiations during the divorce process.
3. Will You Be Able to Maintain Your Lifestyle After Your Divorce?
One of the basic tenets of New Jersey divorce law is that both spouses should generally be able to maintain their lifestyle once their marriage is over. Of course, in practice, preserving your lifestyle is not always as easy as it sounds.
4. How are Retirement and Investment Accounts Divided in a New Jersey Divorce?
If you saved for retirement or contributed to a brokerage account during your marriage, there is a good chance that at least a portion of your account will be subject to division in your divorce. However, some of your savings may qualify as “separate” property that is not subject to distribution, and there are a variety of options you may be able to utilize to help ensure that you will be able to live comfortably in retirement.
5. Studies Demonstrate Importance of Both Parents’ Involvement with Children After Separation or Divorce
A recent study confirmed what most of us already knew: that a father’s role is just as important as the mother’s when it comes to providing stability after a divorce. Fortunately, in New Jersey, both parents are on level ground when it comes to seeking custody, and there are more options than ever for fathers who are seeking to find practical and meaningful ways to stay involved in their children’s lives.
6. What is the Difference Between Parallel Parenting and Co-Parenting?
One of these options is co-parenting, which is not to be confused with parallel parenting. Find out if co-parenting may be a viable option in your divorce, and learn when a parallel parenting arrangement may be necessary.
7. 15 Tips for Creating a Co-Parenting Plan During Your Divorce
For fathers who are interested in co-parenting, putting together a plan is the best way to secure a favorable outcome. Learn about some of the issues you will need to consider in: 15 Tips for Creating a Co-Parenting Plan During Your Divorce.
8. 5 Options for Establishing Holiday Parenting Time During Your Divorce
Regardless of the type of custody arrangement you ultimately choose, dealing with the holidays can be one of the most difficult aspects of coming to an amicable resolution. But, once again, there are several options available, and finding a workable solution often requires open-mindedness to creative alternatives.
9. What are Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Non-Custodial Father?
If you agree to give your spouse primary custody, what rights and responsibilities will you have as a non-custodial father? Learn about three key rights and obligations.
10. My Divorce is Over. What Now?
Finally, what can you expect once your divorce is over? The process will come to an end; and, when it does, it will be important for you to be prepared. Learn more: My Divorce is Over. What Now?
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