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What Does A Prenuptial Agreement Mean For Your Divorce?

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What Does A Prenuptial Agreement Mean For Your Divorce?

March 20, 2018

It’s perfectly understandable to want to protect your assets. In many circumstances, individuals who are considering marriage may have concerns about what will happen to the property they own if the marriage does not survive.

What You Should Expect At Your Divorce Court Hearing

March 4, 2018

You’re certainly not alone if you find yourself unsure of how the family court system works – especially in terms of what to expect at a divorce court hearing. Many people who are going through the divorce process are doing

5 Questions To Ask When Searching For A Family Law Attorney

February 19, 2018

A divorce is a major decision that comes with a significant life change. Understandably, you’ll want to choose the best family law attorney to represent you. It’s important that you feel comfortable with your attorney and believe that they have

Does New Jersey Have Common Law Marriage?

May 17, 2017

Common law marriage occurs when two people live together for a certain number of years (usually more than 10) and hold themselves out as married (such as by introducing the other person as your wife, or by indicating you are

Six Powerful Privacy Tips to Strengthen Your Personal IPhone privacy During Divorce

September 27, 2016

Keeping your personal information private is important at all times, but it is especially desirable during divorce or marital strife. You will be emailing or making purchases that may pertain to your situation that you wish to keep private. And,

Sherri Shepherd’s Divorce and Prenuptial Agreement

May 19, 2014

Another headline celebrity New Jersey divorce has hit the tabloids. Sherri Shepherd and her husband Lamar Sally have each filed for divorce, according to news reports. Sally filed in California and Shepherd has filed in New Jersey. When spouses file

Did Genetics Cause Your Divorce?

May 19, 2014

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 you will get divorced might be linked to your genes. Scientists

Should Divorce Be Harder to Obtain?

May 19, 2014

There are movements in several states to make divorce harder to obtain. Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana and Kansas have passed laws limiting the reasons for divorce if couples choose to enter into a covenant marriage (New Jersey does not have covenant

Restraining Orders and Divorce in New Jersey

May 19, 2014

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 violence or threatened violence to live their lives safely. There is no question that restraining

Sesame Street Offers Online Divorce Kit for Parents and Kids

May 2, 2014

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 Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce kit is a free online resource perfect for families

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My husband’s mental illness is ruining our marriage

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Are divorce records public?

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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...

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