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LGBT Family Law

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Same sex marriage law in New Jersey

Author: Nicole Casciola and Rosanne DeTorres

Over the last decade, the rights of same sex couples have shifted dramatically. On October 21, 2013, same-sex marriage rights in New Jersey became legally...

How Do You Get Guardianship of a Child in New Jersey?

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

In the state of New Jersey, it is possible to obtain legal guardianship rights for a child that is not your own. This agreement is called Kinship Legal...

Same-sex Couple Adoptions in New Jersey

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There are different scenarios for when a gay parent will want to consider adopting a child: A child is born by one partner to the relationship and a...

Divorcing Over Gender Identity

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

Divorce when you’re married to a transgendered person Divorces are difficult enough when the gender identity of each spouse is clear. They become more...

LGBTQ Rights in New Jersey

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

A recent study found that New Jersey is a great place for LGBTQ persons to live because of the state's recognition of them. The state is a leader in ensuring...

LGBT Parental Rights in New Jersey

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

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 MARRIAGE DIVORCE RATES

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

SAME SEX MARRIAGE DIVORCE RATES: DIVORCE RATE AMONG SAME SEX COUPLES   Are you wondering about same sex marriage divorce rates? Same sex marriage divorce...

NON BIOLOGICAL & SAME SEX PARENT CUSTODY RIGHTS

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

Can non-biological parents have custody rights? In New Jersey, in certain unique circumstances, non-biological parents can have custody rights. The same is...

HOW TO END A CIVIL UNION

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

The laws about same sex civil unions are important to understand to know how to end a civil union in New Jersey. In New Jersey, two people of the same sex can...

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...

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False allegations in divorce: How to defend yourself against false allegations in divorce

What are false accusations in a divorce case?  False accusations in divorce can deal with any issue or situation when the other parent or party has made a false statement about you. Unfortunately, false allegations and false accusations, two terms used interchangeably, are common in divorce...

July 11, 2024 Read More

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Divorce and credit cards: What happens to joint credit cards when you divorce?

Divorce can be a challenging process, particularly when dealing with the financial aspects. Dividing debt related to credit cards during divorce can complicate that process, especially if your spouse has credit cards and debt you were unaware of. Credit cards and shared debt in New Jersey Am I...

July 3, 2024 Read More

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Gambling Addiction and Divorce: Divorcing a Gambler

What is a compulsive gambler? Compulsive gambling has been characterized as a progressive behavior disorder, where a person has an uncontrollable fixation and urge to gamble, as well as an emotional dependence on gambling and a complete loss of control. Someone with a gambling disorder is known as...

June 14, 2024 Read More

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