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DIVIDING ASSETS IN DIVORCE

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

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...

NJ CHILD SUPPORT LAWS & GUIDELINES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

NJ CHILD SUPPORT LAWS REGARDING COLLEGE For most families, the prospect of paying for college is daunting.  For divorced families, it can be even more so. ...

MARRIAGE SEPARATION & DIVORCE WHILE PREGNANT

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

There are a number of things to keep in mind if you are considering a divorce while pregnant.  You can file a complaint for divorce while pregnant, and you...

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT DIVORCE MEDIATION?

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

What You Can Expect at Divorce Mediation Mediation is a form of dispute resolution used by divorcing couples who want to stay out of court. In mediation, the...

Divorce Help & Advice for Stay at Home Moms

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

Stay at home moms seeking to divorce have unique concerns and challenges. The right divorce help for stay at home moms is critical to allow stay at home moms...

PROTECTING INHERITANCE FROM DIVORCE

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

Are inheritances protected in divorce? Is my inheritance protected in divorce? How do I go about protecting inheritance in divorce? Can your spouse take your...

PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT AFTER MARRIAGE

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

Can you do a prenuptial agreement after marriage? Prenuptial agreements that outline each person’s economic rights and responsibilities made before marriage...

CHILD CUSTODY RELOCATION & CHILD RELOCATION LAWS IN NJ

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

Child Relocation Laws: Can a Custodial Parent Move Out of State?   It’s common for individuals to want to start over once their divorce is finalized,...

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...

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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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