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Staying Organized During the Transition of Divorce

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

Written by guest writer, Deborah Gussoff, In Order Inc. Surprise, it’s pop quiz time! Choose one answer. Change is: a) stressful b) exciting c)...

What You Need to Know About Your Restricted Stock Units and Divorce in NJ

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

Many employers, especially those who employ high-level executives, offer compensation packages that are not simply based on salary. Publicly traded companies...

Are There Different NJ Custody Laws for Unmarried Parents?

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

When people come into our office for a consultation, they often bring with them many misconceptions about the family law courts, especially in regard to...

When Federal and State Laws Collide: Divorce and The Impact of Disability on a Military Pension

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

When a former couple decides to divorce, their assets and debts are divided according to a process known as equitable distribution. In New Jersey, equitable...

Life After Divorce—Finding The “New You”

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

Written by guest writer, Pam Etzin, An Eye for Detail Life after divorce can be confusing and anxiety provoking. You may be thinking, who am I now? Who...

The Appellate Division Upholds Parent’s Rights in Non-Dissolution Matters

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

The Appellate court has overturned a trial court decision where the judge decided an issue of custody of a child born to parents who were never married without...

NJ’s Appellate Court Offers Guidance on the Distribution of Restricted Stock in Divorce

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

Compensation for executives in large companies often goes beyond the standard salary and perqs (car or phone reimbursements, etc.). Executive compensation...

What to Consider When It Comes to Your Children and Same Sex Divorce

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

New Jersey began expanding its laws regarding same-sex relationships back in 2005 when the Domestic Partnership Act was signed, and since then, the laws have...

Case Study: Possession of the Marital Residence While a Divorce is Pending

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

In many cases of divorce, one of the most contested aspects is the issue of the marital residence. Oftentimes, parties who are divorcing do not want to reside...

How Can Your Divorce and College Expenses Affect Your Settlement?

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

Parents of college-bound children, take note: The law in New Jersey requires all divorced parents to contribute to their children's college educations....

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Spousal support, maintenance & alimony in a same sex divorce.

Spousal Support, Maintenance & Alimony in a Same Sex Divorce

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 maintenance might be and how long same sex divorce spousal support might be paid are the same as for heterosexual couples.   In...

September 17, 2020 Read More

You can absolutely file for divorce due to domestic violence under the “extreme cruelty” ground for divorce.


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 in the same home for a long period of time provide a breeding ground for poor behavior to turn into domestic violence. We often see victims...

September 15, 2020 Read More

Same sex couple discussing second parent adoption with child

Second Parent Adoption

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 parent, to adopt her or his partner's biological or adoptive child without terminating the first parent’s legal status as a parent. Married...

August 13, 2020 Read More

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