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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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Civil Union & Domestic Partnership Dissolution & Divorce in New Jersey

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 civil unions. Under New Jersey's new law, a civil union is the legally recognized union of two individuals of the same sex. Civil union...

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Filing a Complaint For Divorce

Filing a Complaint for Divorce

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 marriage in a marital settlement agreement, before suing the other person for divorce. Sometimes, though, there are good reasons why we have to...

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How to Prepare for a Divorce Consultation

 The initial consultation with a family law attorney should provide you with vital information about the divorce process, a briefing on the applicable laws, and advise you about your rights and potential obligations.  If you are unsure of how to prepare for a consultation with a divorce...

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