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Domestic Violence

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Divorcing an Emotionally Abusive Husband

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

Divorcing an emotionally abusive husband requires a lot of preparation and hard work. You need to admit that your spouse is being abusive. Abuse isn’t just...

Emotional Abuse and Child Custody in New Jersey

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

In New Jersey, the family judge will consider emotional abuse in deciding physical and legal child custody of your child. The New Jersey child custody statute...

Divorcing a Physically Abusive Husband

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

Your rights to divorce after physical abuse Spouses should never have to live in fear of physical harm from their spouse. Any spouse who is being assaulted or...

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...

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Signs You Are Ready For Divorce

It’s not easy admitting that your marriage is over. It’s not easy making the decision to move forward. Many times though, staying in a loveless marriage or a marriage where you and your spouse have moved in different directions isn’t an option. So, how do you know when you are ready for a...

September 2, 2021 Read More

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Parenting Plan Modification

Parents can’t relax just because they have a custody order and a well-crafted parenting plan. Circumstances often change. The children develop new needs. Divorced spouses develop new relationships. Changes to an existing parenting plan may be necessary. Parents can agree to a parenting plan...

July 20, 2021 Read More

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Divorcing an Emotionally Abusive Husband

Divorcing an emotionally abusive husband requires a lot of preparation and hard work. You need to admit that your spouse is being abusive. Abuse isn’t just limited to physical abuse. There are many types of emotional abuse that don’t leave physical scars but do leave psychological scars. You...

July 15, 2021 Read More

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