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Does New Jersey Have Common Law Marriage?

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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

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

Surrogacy in New Jersey

May 19, 2014

The View co-host Sherri Shepherd is reportedly getting a divorce from her husband of 3 years, Lamar Sally. Shepherd lives in New Jersey and has filed divorce papers here. Her husband Lamar Sally has reportedly filed for divorce in California.

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

Why an Uncontested Divorce May Not Be Best for You

May 2, 2014

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 divorces, it’s important to understand the possible pitfalls before you agree to one. – Discrepancies

Is Divorce Contagious?

May 2, 2014

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, according to the sociologists involved. The study followed thousands of people for

Divorce with Adult Children in the Home

May 2, 2014

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 and teens and requires careful negotiation, discussions, and legal insight to create a

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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How Do You Get Guardianship of a Child in New Jersey?

In the state of New Jersey, it is possible to obtain legal guardianship rights for a child that is not your own. This agreement is called Kinship Legal Guardianship, and it allows a non-parent to have the legal authority to parent and make decisions for a child. There are various reasons that...

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Benefits of Family Counseling for Divorced Parents

The process of setting up cooperative parenting or co-parenting after a divorce can be very contentious. People who are involved in a divorce almost always have trouble discussing the way in which sharing child custody should be managed. Therapy after a divorce or therapy that is done during the...

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What Are The Requirements for a Valid Prenuptial Agreement in New Jersey?

If you are engaged in the state of New Jersey, you might want to know how to get a prenup in New Jersey. A prenuptial agreement will need to be created to follow the NJ prenuptial agreement statute. There are clear requirements for a prenuptial agreement. This can be a complicated process and one...

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