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Spousal Support, Maintenance & Alimony in a Same Sex Divorce

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

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...

SEPARATION & DIVORCE AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

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...

FLAT FEE DIVORCE

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

I’ve spent my career working with people in one of the most challenging periods of their lives: divorce. Clients come to me burdened with stress and worry,...

Can you File for Divorce Online in New Jersey?

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

To initiate the divorce process, one spouse must file a divorce complaint with the court. That spouse becomes the plaintiff. The spouse must indicate a...

What You Need To Know About Divorce Debt in New Jersey

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

Approximately 40-50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. The average American carries a personal debt of $90,460. Therefore, divorce debt can...

Filing a Complaint for Divorce

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

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...

How to Prepare for a Divorce Consultation

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

 The initial consultation with a family law attorney should provide you with vital information about the divorce process, a briefing on the applicable...

Divorce After Retirement

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of couples who are getting divorced later in life. In some cases, they are getting a divorce after...

Divorce and Adultery in New Jersey

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

It’s not uncommon in a consultation that one of our attorneys is told a story of one partner having an affair during the marriage.  Whether it was an...

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...

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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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