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Did Genetics Cause Your Divorce?

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

What caused your divorce? There are lots of things people blame divorce on, but a new reason is emerging. Genetics. A new study has found that whether or not...

Should Divorce Be Harder to Obtain?

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

There are movements in several states to make divorce harder to obtain. Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana and Kansas have passed laws limiting the reasons for...

Restraining Orders and Divorce in New Jersey

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

Restraining orders are a part of many divorce cases and are an important protection that is necessary to prevent domestic violence and allow victims of...

Why an Uncontested Divorce May Not Be Best for You

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

An uncontested divorce can sound appealing: no trial, a faster resolution, and less conflict. While an uncontested divorce may be a good answer in some...

Is Divorce Contagious?

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

The Pew Research Center recently released a study that seems to indicate divorce is contagious. If your friends get divorced, you are at a higher risk of...

Divorce with Adult Children in the Home

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

There is a lot written about parenting and divorce, but almost all of it has to do with minor children. Divorce has important implications for young children...

Sesame Street Offers Online Divorce Kit for Parents and Kids

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

One of the most trusted names in children’s television has created an online kit designed to help both you and your child through divorce. Sesame Street’s...

Should You Get A Post-Divorce Tattoo

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

Growing numbers of people are getting a tattoo as a response to divorce. According to the Pew Research Center, 40% of people between 18 and 29 have at least...

5 Ways Divorce Will Benefit Your Child

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

There is much media coverage about the impact of divorce on children. Unfortunately much of this focuses on the negative effects. What you might not realize is...

Getting Your Spouse to Pay Your Attorney’s Fees

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

The financial settlement or judgment in your divorce may include spousal support, child support and equitable distribution of your marital assets. There is...

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My husband’s mental illness is ruining our marriage

Mental illness refers to a variety of mental health disorders, which are often manifested through significant changes in a person's emotional behavior and overall attitude, frequently displaying issues with difficulty in social life, work and family activities. Oftentimes people think these...

April 9, 2024 Read More

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Are divorce records public?

In the state of New Jersey, divorce documents are generally considered public records. There is a possibility that a third-party could access copies of your divorce documents. New Jersey divorce decrees are available through the Superior Court of New Jersey Record Center if you want to know how to...

March 28, 2024 Read More

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

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 a divorce, or in a Family Court non-dissolution case where the parties are not married, and were never married. The family court will make...

March 22, 2024 Read More

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