Our Blog

Divorce Privacy

Protecting Your Privacy Rights During Your Divorce in New Jersey

Divorce is a private matter that many families desire to keep among themselves to limit those from gossiping about the news, or merely to protect loved ones from the emotional turmoil.  Technically, divorces in New Jersey are public records but are not as easy to find and search as you would think.  Someone has to be searching for you and would have to go to the Courthouse or have an online account to find the case information. How to Maintain Confidentiality[ ... ]

Hackensack Divorce Lawyer Discusses Contested and Uncontested Divorces

What is the difference between contested and uncontested divorce in New Jersey?  The basic difference is that in a contested divorce is that there are issues that need to be resolved. In an uncontested divorce, all the issues have been resolved. What are some of the issues that must be resolved in divorce? Decisions must be made regarding dividing assets and property; whether[ ... ]

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses Divorce Timeframe

One of the first questions asked by many people who are divorcing is “how long will it take?” We wish there was an answer to this that you could concretely rely upon!  But there, is not. The time frame for your divorce will depend on all the unique intricacies of your individual situation. Some divorces take just months while others can take a year or more. Typically, the more complex your finances and your marital life, and the more antagonistic your relationsh[ ... ]

What is the Difference Between Co-Parenting and Parallel Parenting?

Please Note: Our practice focuses on cases that occur in New Jersey. While co-parenting and parallel parenting sound similar, these are actually two very different ways for parents to raise their children after a divorce. Divorcing spouses who treat each other with civility and respect and are able to communicate effectively may be able to enter into a co-parenting arrangement. In this arrangement, parents work closely together to raise their children. On[ ... ]

WHICH SPOUSE KEEPS THE FAMILY HOME IN A NEW JERSEY DIVORCE?

It is a common question and one that leads to contention in many New Jersey divorces: Which spouse keeps the family home? Whether for practical reasons or due to sentimental attachment, it is not uncommon for both parties to want to keep their home after their divorce. But the truth is that, while both spouses may want it, only one can have it -- and in some cases, neither spouse may end up with the home. DECIDING WHO KEEPS THE HOUSE There is no simp[ ... ]

Mothers Fail to Pay Child Support at a Higher Rate than Fathers

UNMARRIED FATHERS’ RIGHTS IN NEW JERSEY

When parents are not married, there could be more legal complications regarding children if they split up, or if the parents were never together as a couple in the first place. This is why the New Jersey Court’s have a whole separate part of the Courthouse to assist and help those father’s who were never married to the other parent.  Unmarried fathers who wish to be part of their children’s lives may first need to take steps to establish that they are indeed t[ ... ]

HOW DO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES WORK WITH CHILD SUPPORT?

Both parents are responsible for supporting their children financially following divorce. While child support payments include money for food, clothing, housing, medical care, and, often, payment for college,[ ... ]

HOW CAN I GET DIVORCED IF MY SPOUSE MOVED OUT OF STATE WITH THE KIDS?

Divorce is complicated enough when spouses live in the same state. When one spouse decides that they may want to live in another state, it becomes even more intricate, especially when children are involved. So how do you get divorced if you live in New Jersey and your spouse has moved out of state with the kids? What if your spouse and children have established residency in the new state—will that impact child custody decisions? The first issue to address is whe[ ... ]

NEW JERSEY DIVORCE LAWYER DISCUSSES THE UNCONTESTED DIVORCE PROCESS

Most divorces start off contested. A contested divorce means that you and your spouse have issues that need to be resolved before you can get divorced. These issues can include disagreement about child custody, child support, property division (such as dividing up retirement assets, stocks and bonds, whether alimony will be paid, and other areas like college selection and financial contribution for your children, or valuing and investment business interests. If you are[ ... ]

Two people signing divorce papers with a lawyer at a table

BENEFITS OF DIVORCE

People often think of divorce as a completely negative experience. They may believe they are a failure because they couldn’t make their marriage work. But there are mental, emotional, financial, and other benefits of divorcing when you are in an unhappy marriage. Before we talk about how divorce can be a good thing, though, our New Jersey divorce lawyer are also realists and understand that the pr[ ... ]

Request Case Evaluation

Same Day Case Evaluations are available through video conference, over the phone, or in person (in person by appointment only).

    divider

    Archives