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Helping Your Kids Through Their First Split Christmas Following Your Divorce

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

For most divorced families, splitting the holidays is an emotionally wrenching task, especially when an idyllic, picture-perfect holiday season is all you’ve...

How To Make Sure Your Recent Divorce Doesn’t Ruin Your Holiday Season

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

The holiday season can be stressful for anyone; but throw in a divorce, and the winter months can be downright awful. Believe it or not, though, your role as...

3 Reasons Why You Want To Avoid Family Court If Possible

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

People are often concerned about what happens in family court, as it can be an overwhelming and scary world. Divorce affects not only you as an individual, but...

3 Important Things To Know About Divorce Law In New Jersey

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

People who are considering divorce generally have a lot of questions and are looking for basic divorce facts prior to initially meeting with a family law...

How To Make Sure You Get The Most Out Of Your Divorce Settlement

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

When negotiating a settlement agreement with your spouse, it is important that you include a complete resolution of all of the issues in your case.  Your...

Our Best Tips for Peacefully Getting Through A Contested Divorce

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

When parties file a Complaint for Divorce they must file under one of the “causes of action”, meaning the basis for the divorce.  The most common cause of...

3 Ideas To Help You In Coping With Divorce

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

Divorce is an emotional and difficult experience no matter your age or financial security.  It is the dissolution of an important family bond that has likely...

3 Things to Think About When Choosing A Divorce Mediation Attorney

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

If you and your spouse are in agreement that your marriage is over and you simply need some guidance to make decisions regarding a settlement of your divorce,...

How To Make Sure Your Cost Of Divorce Doesn’t Break The Bank

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

Clients are always very concerned with the cost of their divorce proceedings, and with good reason. In New Jersey, it’s not uncommon for the hourly rates of...

Is It Possible To File For Separation In New Jersey?

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

One of the first questions many couples first think about is how to get legally separated in New Jersey. But this is a common misconception—you cannot...

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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.


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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