Alternative Dispute Resolution Articles

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Category: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Can you have an uncontested divorce with children?

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

In New Jersey, divorces are either contested or uncontested.  In an uncontested divorce, the parties have been able to reach a resolution of their matter...

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...

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Spousal support, maintenance & alimony in a same sex divorce.

Spousal Support, Maintenance & Alimony in a Same Sex Divorce

Many same-sex couples ask us to explain how same sex spousal alimony works in New Jersey. They want to know whether the rules about how much same sex spousal maintenance might be and how long same sex divorce spousal support might be paid are the same as for heterosexual couples.   In...

September 17, 2020 Read More

You can absolutely file for divorce due to domestic violence under the “extreme cruelty” ground for divorce.

SEPARATION & DIVORCE AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

During COVID, there has been an exponential increase in the number of domestic violence and divorce cases. We know that partners and spouses who are cooped up in the same home for a long period of time provide a breeding ground for poor behavior to turn into domestic violence. We often see victims...

September 15, 2020 Read More

Same sex couple discussing second parent adoption with child

Second Parent Adoption

A second parent adoption is a legal procedure that allows a same-sex parent, regardless of whether they have a legally recognized relationship to the other parent, to adopt her or his partner's biological or adoptive child without terminating the first parent’s legal status as a parent. Married...

August 13, 2020 Read More

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