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Can I change my child’s last name if I have sole custody?

Author: Nicole Casciola and Erin DeGeorge

A parent may file a request for a child's name change in New Jersey. This application could be made in a divorce complaint, in a motion to the court, following...

Can you get a divorce without a lawyer?

Author: Nicole Casciola and Rosanne DeTorres

The short answer is yes, you can get a divorce without a lawyer.  In fact, most people are surprised to learn that there is not any aspect of family court in...

Name change after divorce

Author: Nicole Casciola and Erin DeGeorge

To change your name after divorce, you can file a motion in Family Court as part of a pending or post judgment divorce case. If your judgment of divorce...

My Ex Keeps Stalking Me

Author: Nicole Casciola and Rosanne DeTorres

Stalking has been defined as a course of conduct that is directed at one person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. Stalking is a pattern of ...

Is military divorce the same as regular divorce?

Author: Nicole Casciola and Erin DeGeorge

Military divorce couples file for divorce using the same process that civilians use; however, when military couples divorce there are factors that have to be...

What is bird nesting divorce?

Author: Nicole Casciola and Rosanne DeTorres

A bird nesting divorce, also referred to as bird's nest custody, or bird nesting, is a living arrangement that allows for the children to continue to reside in...

Co-owning a house after divorce

Author: Nicole Casciola and Erin DeGeorge

Co-owning a house after divorce, and divorcing with a house in both names, is an issue that arises when people divorce and own a home together.  Couples have...

What to do with wedding rings after divorce

Author: Nicole Casciola and Rosanne DeTorres

What to do with wedding rings after divorce and what to do with engagement rings after divorce are questions commonly asked of family law attorneys. When the...

Divorce in your 60’s

Author: Nicole Casciola and Erin DeGeorge

Divorce in your 60’s is often referred to as late life divorce, silver divorce or gray divorce. Divorce is difficult at any age, but people divorcing...

When does alimony end in New Jersey?

Author: Nicole Casciola and Rosanne DeTorres

People often want to know, "How long does alimony last?" The length of time alimony is paid depends upon the type of alimony. Length of alimony is based on the...

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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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