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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...

How To Know If You Are Coping With Divorce In A Healthy Way

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

Divorce is a very emotional process. Almost everyone who comes in to discuss a possible divorce is angry, frustrated, or sad, or likely a combination of all of...

5 Things To Make Sure Are Included In Your Divorce Settlement

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

A marital settlement agreement (MSA) is a comprehensive written document that outlines the entire agreement between yourself and your spouse with regard to...

3 Things To Consider When It Comes To The Cost Of Divorce

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

Often when people come to consultations with one of our attorneys, they are primarily concerned with three (3) things: how a divorce is going to affect their...

When Will Divorce Mediation Work For You

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

Mediation works successfully for many divorcing families. We have found that while cooperative couples more readily choose to mediate, families with high...

New Jersey Supreme Court Sets A New Standard for Relocation Cases

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

The New Jersey Supreme Court issued a decision last week making it more difficult for a parent to relocate out of the state with a minor child.  Under the...

How Can I Protect My Children During a Divorce?

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

One of the most difficult aspects of a divorce has nothing to do with the financial situation of the people involved, but with their children and the impact of...

What Will Happen to My Art Collection During a Divorce?

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

In most cases, people who are going through a divorce are able to work out who will keep what personal property.  But what if that property includes a...

What Will Happen To My Pets During A Divorce?

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

Many people who are going through a divorce in New Jersey are surprised to learn that the courts treat animals as personal property to be distributed, rather...

I Want To Divorce My Drug Addicted Husband

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

In New Jersey, there are many options to divorce a drug addict.  Addiction is a lesser used cause of action for a divorce.  It is often not as widely...

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Civil Union & Domestic Partnership Dissolution & Divorce in New Jersey

What is the civil union dissolution law in NJ? Before we can understand a New Jersey civil union dissolution, we have to understand the laws about same sex civil unions. Under New Jersey's new law, a civil union is the legally recognized union of two individuals of the same sex. Civil union...

July 2, 2020 Read More

Filing a Complaint For Divorce

Filing a Complaint for Divorce

Q: I want a divorce, what do I do first?   Most of the time if we the parties are reasonably amicable, we recommend trying to resolve all issues of the marriage in a marital settlement agreement, before suing the other person for divorce. Sometimes, though, there are good reasons why we have to...

June 19, 2020 Read More

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How to Prepare for a Divorce Consultation

 The initial consultation with a family law attorney should provide you with vital information about the divorce process, a briefing on the applicable laws, and advise you about your rights and potential obligations.  If you are unsure of how to prepare for a consultation with a divorce...

June 18, 2020 Read More

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

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