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ORDER OF PROTECTION IN NEW JERSEY

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

RESTRAINING ORDERS              In New Jersey, there are more than 15 actions, or “predicate acts”, that are grounds for obtaining a...

Emotional Abuse in a Marriage

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

STAYING SAFE IS MOST IMPORTANT AND YOUR TOP PRIORITY   If you are in an emotionally abusive marriage, you are in a vulnerable position due to that...

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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Pension Rights After Divorce in New Jersey

When spouses divorce, the primary economic focus is on the marital home, the bank accounts of each spouse, their vehicles, and their personal possessions. The equitable division of marital property may also include a business, stocks and bonds, jewelry, and other assets. And,  it’s also...

February 16, 2021 Read More

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Is Deferred Compensation a Marital Asset?

Many employers provide a variety of benefits that employees can earn – in time. These executive compensation benefits and employee benefits aren’t payable right away like a paycheck or health insurance benefits. The benefits accrue over time – often by placing funds in a separate account. The...

February 11, 2021 Read More

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LGBT Parental Rights in New Jersey

In 2013, New Jersey legalized same-sex marriages in the New Jersey Superior Court case - Garden State Equality v. Dow. In 2015, the US Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages in all 50 states in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. These state and federal marriage decisions also opened the door to...

February 9, 2021 Read More

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