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How to Get a Simple Uncontested Divorce in New Jersey

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

If you have been researching divorces in New Jersey, you may have come across the phrase “simple uncontested divorce.”  But what does that mean?  And...

The Difference Between Mediation and Arbitration

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

Many individuals who are considering a divorce may believe that the only option is to file a complaint and engage in litigation, ultimately ending with a...

Alternatives to Legal Separation in New Jersey

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

In New Jersey, individuals who consider dissolving their marriages often ask about whether they can enter into a legal separation. We see this frequently when...

Why Many New Jersey Couples Prefer Mediation

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

Divorce and family law issues are incredibly personal, emotional events in a person’s life.  While the range of emotions certainly varies based on the...

Case Study: The Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

In some cases, divorcing parties and their respective attorneys may decide that traditional divorce litigation is not in the best interest of the parties for...

Are You Guaranteed Alimony in New Jersey?

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

In New Jersey, alimony is not a certainty in every divorce case. Rather, it is based on one party's ability to pay alimony versus the other party's need to...

Things You Need To Know About The Collaborative Divorce Process

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

So often, the idea of divorce is associated with long, drawn out court battles. But in reality, the vast majority of divorce matters are settled rather than...

3 Things to Think About When Choosing A Divorce Mediation Attorney

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

If you and your spouse are in agreement that your marriage is over and you simply need some guidance to make decisions regarding a settlement of your divorce,...

Is It Possible To File For Separation In New Jersey?

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

One of the first questions many couples first think about is how to get legally separated in New Jersey. But this is a common misconception—you cannot...

When Will Divorce Mediation Work For You

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

Mediation works successfully for many divorcing families. We have found that while cooperative couples more readily choose to mediate, families with high...

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Civil Union & Domestic Partnership Dissolution & Divorce in New Jersey

What is the civil union dissolution law in NJ? Before we can understand a New Jersey civil union dissolution, we have to understand the laws about same sex civil unions. Under New Jersey's new law, a civil union is the legally recognized union of two individuals of the same sex. Civil union...

July 2, 2020 Read More

Filing a Complaint For Divorce

Filing a Complaint for Divorce

Q: I want a divorce, what do I do first?   Most of the time if we the parties are reasonably amicable, we recommend trying to resolve all issues of the marriage in a marital settlement agreement, before suing the other person for divorce. Sometimes, though, there are good reasons why we have to...

June 19, 2020 Read More

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How to Prepare for a Divorce Consultation

 The initial consultation with a family law attorney should provide you with vital information about the divorce process, a briefing on the applicable laws, and advise you about your rights and potential obligations.  If you are unsure of how to prepare for a consultation with a divorce...

June 18, 2020 Read More

Divorce: The Answers you Need – Before, During & After

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