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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...

SEPARATION & DIVORCE AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

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...

Second Parent Adoption

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

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...

Can you have an uncontested divorce with children?

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

In New Jersey, divorces are either contested or uncontested.  In an uncontested divorce, the parties have been able to reach a resolution of their matter...

FLAT FEE DIVORCE

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

I’ve spent my career working with people in one of the most challenging periods of their lives: divorce. Clients come to me burdened with stress and worry,...

CHILD SUPPORT IN NJ

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

How much is child support in NJ? Child support in New Jersey is calculated according to a formula known as the Child Support Guidelines. Many people think...

Can you File for Divorce Online in New Jersey?

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

To initiate the divorce process, one spouse must file a divorce complaint with the court. That spouse becomes the plaintiff. The spouse must indicate a...

Is It Time to Reassess Your Financial Goals?

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

Written by guest writer, Claudia E. Mott, CFP®, CDFA™, Epona Financial Solutions The Coronavirus pandemic provides a unique opportunity to review your...

What You Need To Know About Divorce Debt in New Jersey

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

Approximately 40-50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. The average American carries a personal debt of $90,460. Therefore, divorce debt can...

Civil Union & Domestic Partnership Dissolution & Divorce in New Jersey

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

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...

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HOW TO END A CIVIL UNION

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 enter into a civil union. Before marriage between same sex partners became legal, this was the only way for same sex couples to join their...

November 10, 2020 Read More

Effects of emotional abuse on children.

Emotional Abuse in a Marriage

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 abuse, and your divorce will have unique nuances and challenges. But first things first. If you are experiencing emotional abuse from your...

November 5, 2020 Read More

Husband and wife conflicted on the division of assets.

DIVIDING ASSETS IN DIVORCE

In the divorce world, the law in New Jersey calls the process of splitting assets and debts equitable distribution. There is a 3-step process for dividing assets in a divorce.   HOW ARE ASSETS DIVIDED IN A DIVORCE?   Step #1: Determine what assets and debts are included in the equitable...

November 3, 2020 Read More

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

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