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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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Signs You Are Ready For Divorce

It’s not easy admitting that your marriage is over. It’s not easy making the decision to move forward. Many times though, staying in a loveless marriage or a marriage where you and your spouse have moved in different directions isn’t an option. So, how do you know when you are ready for a...

September 2, 2021 Read More

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Parenting Plan Modification

Parents can’t relax just because they have a custody order and a well-crafted parenting plan. Circumstances often change. The children develop new needs. Divorced spouses develop new relationships. Changes to an existing parenting plan may be necessary. Parents can agree to a parenting plan...

July 20, 2021 Read More

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Divorcing an Emotionally Abusive Husband

Divorcing an emotionally abusive husband requires a lot of preparation and hard work. You need to admit that your spouse is being abusive. Abuse isn’t just limited to physical abuse. There are many types of emotional abuse that don’t leave physical scars but do leave psychological scars. You...

July 15, 2021 Read More

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