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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...

Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

Benefit of Collaborative divorce & its definition:   Collaborative divorce is a way to settle divorce issues through negotiation and collaboration...

WHAT IS A DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT THAN DIVORCE?

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

When parties have decided that they no longer wish to remain married, they will seek the dissolution of their marriage.  Generally, the terms dissolution and...

Rehabilitative Alimony

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

In New Jersey, there are actually different types of alimony that are used for different circumstances. When a marriage lasts for at least 20 years, open...

SUPERVISED CHILD VISITATION & CUSTODY

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION AND WHEN IS IT APPROPRIATE?  When there are serious and legitimate concerns regarding a child’s safety and welfare when...

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...

WHAT HAPPENS IF A SPOUSE DIES DURING A DIVORCE?

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

  Are You Automatically Divorced if Your Spouse Dies? When a spouse dies during divorce, meaning after the Complaint for Divorce is filed but before the...

Starting a Business During Divorce

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

You may be wondering what starting a new business during divorce is like. If you, and possibly your business partners, are considering starting a business or...

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...

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...

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Pension Rights After Divorce in New Jersey

When spouses divorce, the primary economic focus is on the marital home, the bank accounts of each spouse, their vehicles, and their personal possessions. The equitable division of marital property may also include a business, stocks and bonds, jewelry, and other assets. And,  it’s also...

February 16, 2021 Read More

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Is Deferred Compensation a Marital Asset?

Many employers provide a variety of benefits that employees can earn – in time. These executive compensation benefits and employee benefits aren’t payable right away like a paycheck or health insurance benefits. The benefits accrue over time – often by placing funds in a separate account. The...

February 11, 2021 Read More

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LGBT Parental Rights in New Jersey

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 marriages in all 50 states in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. These state and federal marriage decisions also opened the door to...

February 9, 2021 Read More

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