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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...

Filing a Complaint for Divorce

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

Q: I want a divorce, what do I do first?   Most of the time if we the parties are reasonably amicable, we recommend trying to resolve all issues of the...

How to Prepare for a Divorce Consultation

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

 The initial consultation with a family law attorney should provide you with vital information about the divorce process, a briefing on the applicable...

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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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