Domestic Violence Articles

Domestic Violence

Category: Domestic Violence

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...

Restraining Orders and Divorce in New Jersey

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

It’s not uncommon for one or both parties involved in a divorce proceeding to obtain a restraining order during the divorce process. Restraining orders...

Restraining Orders and Divorce in New Jersey

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

Restraining orders are a part of many divorce cases and are an important protection that is necessary to prevent domestic violence and allow victims of...

Recognizing Child Abuse

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

As a parent, your primary concern is to make sure your child is protected and safe. If your child spends time with the other parent or friends or relatives of...

Domestic Violence in Your Relationship

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

There were 70,311 domestic violence cases reported to the New Jersey police in 2011. There are many cases that go unreported as well, making domestic violence...

What You Need to Know About Child Abuse and Custody

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

The sexual-abuse allegations against Woody Allen by his daughter Dylan Farrow made national news last year and have turned the spotlight on child abuse and...

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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

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

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