Moving Out of the Marital Home After Divorce
Mar 30, 2020
One of the practical issues that many divorcing spouses deal with is moving out of the communal home. During negotiations, the logistics of...
COVID-19 Parenting Issues and Suggestions in a Difficult Time
Mar 24, 2020
Burnham Douglass Has Answers Just in the last two weeks, our office has been swamped with calls regarding COVID-19 and parenting issues. Many...
Burnham Douglass Will Not Give Up the Legal Fight
Mar 12, 2020
The attorneys and staff at Burnham Douglass would like to take the time to inform everyone that our offices are open for business as...
How Does Drug Addiction Impact a Divorce?
Mar 9, 2020
In the United States, there are about 24 million married people who are either an addict or married to one. Spousal addiction hurts...
United States Women’s Soccer Players in Discrimination Lawsuit
Mar 5, 2020
The United States women’s national soccer team is suing the United States Soccer Federation USSF) for $66 million dollars in an ongoing gender...
Digital Privacy During Divorce
Feb 25, 2020
Divorcing your partner is a difficult process, especially with the added stress of protecting your online privacy. During a divorce, spouses may feel...
The Right Support Group is the Answer
Feb 17, 2020
Going through a divorce is tough, but finding the right support group can help you get through this difficult situation in numerous ways....
Burnham Douglass Sponsors The 2020 Women in Business Conference
Feb 12, 2020
We are a proud sponsor of the 2020 Women in Business Conference. Here is some information on the event: The 15th Annual Women...
Fundraiser for Mudgirls Studios
On March 26th at 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at our new office in Northfield we will be sponsoring a fundraiser for Mudgirls...
Divorce, A Domino Effect?
Some studies suggest that divorce is like the common cold, it can be contagious. Divorce clustering is when a divorced couple indirectly influences...
Enjoying Valentine’s Day After Divorce
Feb 7, 2020
After surviving a divorce, your new life can be difficult and it may be hard to adjust. For some people, this is especially...
Keeping Divorce Records Private
Feb 3, 2020
Like many court documents, divorce records are normally public; this means that anyone can access records of divorce proceedings. Though many divorcing couples...
New Laws Mandate Equal Pay
Jan 29, 2020
New laws recently enacted in January 2020 will help further ensure and mandate equal pay among both male and female employees in New...
Divorce and the New Year
Jan 28, 2020
The New Year is upon us, bringing changes and updates to our lives. The start of this year can be a difficult time...
Why Does New Jersey Divorce Take so Long?
Jan 22, 2020
The process of divorce can be long and grueling, depending on the circumstances. In New Jersey, it can be especially long for certain...
Nurturing Your Mental Health Post Divorce
Jan 20, 2020
Divorce is one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. The process of divorce can greatly impact your mental health...
Date of Separation Affects Divorce Proceedings
Jan 16, 2020
Date of separation is when a spouse determines the date that signifies the end of their marriage. It is an important date that...
A Breakdown of Alimony for New Jersey Residents
Jan 14, 2020
In a divorce, spouses often rely on their lawyers, mediators, and the courts to help determine spousal support. Spousal support, usually called alimony,...
Rideshare Company Fined for Misclassification
Jan 10, 2020
Uber has been fined $649 million by the state of New Jersey for misclassifying its drivers to avoid paying employment taxes in the...
Joint Custody and the Children’s Belongings
Jan 6, 2020
Divorced parents with joint custody may wonder what happens to their children’s belongings. Do they stay with the custodial parent? Should the other...
Dating Again After Divorce
Jan 2, 2020
Going through a divorce can be lonely. You are moving on from the person you thought you would be with forever, and you...
Divorcing While Living with a Spouse
Dec 23, 2019
Few individuals know that living together during the divorce process tends to affect the outcome of the divorce. In some states, living together...
Things to Avoid During the Holidays After a Divorce
Dec 20, 2019
The first holiday season after a divorce can bring a plethora of experiences and emotions. Even in divorces that are not contentious, both...
Holiday Visitation Schedules for Divorced Parents
Dec 18, 2019
Holiday visitation schedules are often a source of unfortunate disputes between separated and divorced parents. Families that once enjoyed holiday activities and traditions...
What are the Top Reasons to Hire a Divorce Lawyer?
Dec 13, 2019
Picking the right divorce lawyer can make all the difference between having a difficult experience versus a smooth one. Even in rocky divorce...
Should I Wait Until After the Holidays to File for Divorce?
Dec 11, 2019
People may act festive during the holidays, but many individuals are only pretending to be jolly. For some, events such as Christmas, Hanukkah,...
Budgeting After Divorce
Dec 6, 2019
Budgeting after a divorce or during separation may be a new concept to individuals who decided to divorce from a spouse. Often, one...
Parenting After an Affair
Dec 5, 2019
A marriage broken apart by an affair can lead to years of pain and questions that there may not be any answers to....
Reinventing Living Space After Divorce
Nov 29, 2019
One possible consequence of splitting up is having to move out, but many divorced individuals can remain in the same home where they...
Do I Need a Divorce Lawyer for the New Jersey Mediation Process?
Nov 27, 2019
Couples undergoing a divorce in New Jersey may be surprised to hear that they are expected to undergo mediation. Many times, they assume...
Hotel Panic Buttons Mandated in New Jersey
Nov 26, 2019
Recently, Governor Phil Murphy signed a unique bill to provide panic buttons for employees to protect them against unforeseen dangers of being alone...
Celebrating Thanksgiving as a Newly Divorced Family
Nov 21, 2019
Facing an upcoming holiday season after a recent divorce can be especially challenging for families. Thanksgiving is equated with being grateful, but post-divorce...
What are the Best Ways to Handle My Finances During the Divorce Process?
Nov 20, 2019
Divorce is never simple, but taking the time to handle finances during a divorce can make it a little bit easier. The divorce...
Is There Legal Separation in New Jersey?
Nov 15, 2019
For those experiencing marital problems, legal separation is usually the first step in the process of ending the marriage, but it may also...
Best Ways to Spend More Time with Your Child After Divorce
Nov 14, 2019
A family going through a divorce faces perhaps their hardest trial, especially when there are children involved. The stresses of major change in...
How to Find the Right New Jersey Divorce Attorney for You
Nov 13, 2019
Divorce can be stressful and overwhelming. When you are going through a divorce, you need a knowledgeable attorney on your side, guiding you...
Impact of Divorce on Your Children in College
Nov 6, 2019
Parents divorcing can have tremendously adverse effects on their children if not handled properly. Regardless of their age, a divorce can have long...
What are the Best Things to Do Prior to Filing for Divorce?
Nov 2, 2019
Divorce is one of the most stressful events that people may go through in their lifetime and once final decrees are handed down,...
Finding Hidden Assets During a Divorce
Nov 1, 2019
A divorce can be immensely stressful for yourself and for your family. Infidelity, finances, communication, and trust can all have negative impacts on...
Should I Shield My Children From the Divorce Details?
Oct 31, 2019
Divorce is often a painful experience, even when both spouses agree that it is appropriate. Spouses should be concerned about what information to...
Domestic Violence Awareness
Oct 30, 2019
Domestic violence affects millions of people across the country, regardless of age, sex, race, or status. In fact, three out of four people...
Making Our Stepfamily Work
Oct 23, 2019
Taking care of a family takes time and hard work. Every family faces difficulties. From money problems to stress from school or work,...
New Allegations Surface Against Atlantic County Prosecutor
Oct 18, 2019
Two former employees and one current employee from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office accused Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner of new allegations. The allegations...
New Jersey Wage Theft Law Passes
Oct 17, 2019
There is a new law in New Jersey that aims to prevent wage theft. The law, passed by Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, holds...
Keeping the Happy in Halloween for the Children
Oct 15, 2019
Holidays are among the minefields that divorcing parents negotiate. Halloween, perhaps more than some other major holidays, is one that is and should...
Can I Use the Same Divorce Attorney as My Spouse?
Oct 10, 2019
Going through a divorce can be a devastating and confusing experience. Just because your spouse hired a lawyer does not mean that you...
How Long Does a Divorce Take in New Jersey?
Oct 8, 2019
Ending a marriage can often go two ways: mutually and honestly or uncompromising and difficult. Afterall, leaving an unhappy marriage is stressful for...
Celebrating Your Child’s Birthday After Divorce
Oct 3, 2019
When a divorce involves children, many parents naturally have trepidation about their child’s future in a new family dynamic. Questions always arise of...
Maximizing Your Work Performance During Divorce
Oct 2, 2019
Most people are aware that going through a divorce is a major life event. In fact, psychologists and physicians consider divorce to be...
Child Support Determination
Oct 1, 2019
Determining which parent owes child support and how much is not an easy or fixed calculation. It all depends on the personalized situations...
What are My Options If I Want a Divorce, But I am a Stay-at-Home Mom?
Sep 25, 2019
Women who stay at home to take care of their children often play an important role in a family. These mothers often sacrifice...
Burnham Law Group, LLC Represents Mullica Police Chief
Sep 19, 2019
The Press of Atlantic County highlighted Philip S. Burnham’s assessment of the unhealthy work environment arising from the ongoing conflict within the Mullica...
Is Joint Custody Best for the Children?
Sep 18, 2019
When it comes to child custody decisions, there are many variables that must be considered. Years back, the children usually ended up living...
Benefits of Joining a Divorce Support Group
Sep 13, 2019
Going through any divorce, even an amicable one, can be tough to handle alone. Fortunately, most people who divorce find someone to turn...
Custody Rights for Unmarried Parents
Sep 11, 2019
As traditional family structures evolve, more parents are unmarried today than ever before. Why is this? One reason is that the strict religious...
Princeton Law Enforcement Chief Accused of Harassment
Sep 6, 2019
When trouble happens and victims need help, people are taught to put their faith in the police. However, sometimes public servants do not...
New Agreement Awards Britney Spears’ Ex 70 Percent Custody
Sep 5, 2019
Britney Spears and her ex Kevin Federline renegotiated their custody agreement regarding their two sons. In the new agreement, Federline will be awarded...
Blended Family Dynamics
Sep 4, 2019
Blended families, also known as stepfamilies, are commonplace these days, as more divorced or separated parents remarry or live together. These new relationships...
Dividing Up Household Items During Divorce
Aug 27, 2019
When it comes to dividing up household items and marital property during divorce, there are several ways to handle things. Some couples want...
Celebrity Couple Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus to Divorce
Aug 26, 2019
Celebrity couple actor Liam Hemsworth and entertainer Miley Cyrus plan to divorce. Hemsworth filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences just a week after...
Should I Hire a Private Investigator for My Divorce?
Aug 23, 2019
At some point when considering a divorce, a spouse may wonder if hiring a private investigator will help their case. While private investigators...
Back to School Routines as Newly Divorced Parents
Aug 21, 2019
School is starting soon, and if this is the first fall your children return to class after the divorce, the back to school...
When Can I Modify My Child Support Payments?
Aug 16, 2019
The amount of child support an individual pays is dependent upon several factors, including income, the amount of children, and the custody agreement....
Domestic Violence Against Men
Aug 15, 2019
In the #MeToo era, record numbers of female victims have sought justice for sexual abuse by male aggressors. This is positive progress, but...
What Can I Do If My Spouse Will Not Sign the Divorce Papers?
Aug 14, 2019
There are many reasons why a separating spouse will not sign divorce papers. They may not agree with the terms, might want the...
Dress Code Policies and Discrimination
Aug 8, 2019
Many companies use dress codes that specify what clothing is appropriate for their workplaces. This can be important when they want to project...
Mental Illness and Divorce
Aug 6, 2019
The state of an individual’s mentality can have a big impact on their life. Mental illness affects one’s outlook, motivation, and behavior. When...
Will I Need an Expert Witness for My Divorce Case?
Aug 1, 2019
While most people will not need an expert witness in their divorce case, there are always exceptions. While expert witnesses may testify in...
New Law Prohibits Employers from Asking for Salary History
Jul 31, 2019
A new weapon in the battle to secure equal pay surfaced to help women and minorities in New Jersey. On Thursday, July 25,...
What Should I Do If My Spouse Stopped Paying Alimony?
Jul 30, 2019
Alimony or spousal support is a specific monetary figure that is designed to help support the other spouse after a divorce. The figure...
How Should I Prepare for a Child Support Hearing
Jul 22, 2019
When parents are unable to reach an agreement on child support, they may need to appear before a judge. The judge will determine...
Introducing Children to New Partners
Jul 17, 2019
When parents divorce, their children’s needs must take priority in all decision-making. Whether it is child support payments or visitation rights, the children...
New Jersey Cracking Down on Worker Misclassification
Jul 11, 2019
New Jersey is cracking down on worker misclassification regarding independent contractors. Back in May 2018, Governor Phil Murphy created the Task Force on...
How Can I Keep My Divorce and Career Separate?
Jul 10, 2019
Going through a divorce is stressful enough and the last thing anyone wants to do is incorporate it into their work schedule. However,...
Will Moving in with My Partner Affect My Custody Agreement?
Jul 5, 2019
If you are going through a divorce and are battling for child custody, moving in with your new partner may not be a...
New Bill Aimed at Confidentiality in Sexual Harassment Settlements
Jul 3, 2019
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed Bill S121 into a law, which prohibits employers to require employees to sign and honor non-disclosure...
Living Alone After Divorce
Jul 1, 2019
While many people cannot wait to live by themselves after a separation or divorce, the reality is often striking. Whether you remain in...
What Can I Do If Domestic Abuse Interferes With My Work?
Jun 27, 2019
Domestic violence has repercussions far beyond the home. Statistics show that more than five million women in the United States experience violence at...
US Women’s Soccer Team Agrees to Mediation with Soccer Federation
After filing a gender discrimination suit against the Soccer Federation in March, the US Women’s Soccer Team agreed to enter mediation. In the...
How Do I Respond If My Child Wants to Live With My Ex-Spouse?
Jun 25, 2019
Many divorced parents say the most challenging part of ending a marriage is sharing parenting time. Not being able to see your children...
What are the Steps in a New Jersey Divorce Proceeding?
Jun 21, 2019
The path to divorce in New Jersey involves several different steps. For some couples, the terms of divorce are easily resolved in attorney-assisted...
Is It Time to End Your Marriage?
Jun 19, 2019
Filing for divorce is a difficult decision. If the situation escalates or you fear for your physical safety, making the decision to divorce...
Filing a Workplace Claim or Grievance
Jun 17, 2019
Employment in New Jersey comes with certain rights and protections. When these rights are violated and the employer fails to take corrective action...
What Should Be Included in a Divorce Settlement?
Jun 13, 2019
Every divorce is unique, which means every divorce settlement should reflect the specific interests of the divorcing parties. However, a few common elements...
Should I Change My Name After Divorce?
Jun 11, 2019
If you are a spouse who changed your name upon marriage and is now going through a divorce, the question always arises about...
How Can I Leave an Abusive Relationship?
Jun 6, 2019
Domestic violence is a serious criminal offense and does not just include physical abuse. Domestic violence and abuse also pertains to emotional and...
Why Is My Divorce Different Than Yours?
Jun 4, 2019
Many times, divorcing parties come to their initial family law consultations with preconceived notions taken from other divorces. Although having some knowledge about...
How are Stock Awards Divided in a Divorce?
May 30, 2019
Divorce tends to be an emotional and stressful experience, accompanied by important tasks, such as the distribution of assets. Spouses divide assets such...
How Do I Appeal My Divorce Judgment?
May 28, 2019
You received your divorce decree but have concerns about the judge’s decision. In New Jersey, you can appeal the judge’s decision and try...
How Can I File for Divorce If My Spouse Moved Out of State?
May 22, 2019
When married partners separate, they do not always remain in the same state. One might take a job in a different state. Another...
Divorce Pretrial Hearings
May 20, 2019
After divorce has been initiated by one spouse, and the other has answered their divorce petition, couples have the option to settle their...
Teenagers and Divorce
May 17, 2019
Divorce is never easy for children, and it is even more difficult for teenagers. When parents end their marriage, it is common for...
Child Custody and Substance Abuse
May 9, 2019
New Jersey family courts make decisions based on what is in the best interest of the child. A parent with a known drug...
Alimony in New Jersey
May 7, 2019
Alimony, or spousal support, is money given to an individual by their former spouse. It is up to the court to decide how...
Relocating with Children After Divorce
May 2, 2019
At least one parent, if not both, expect to move after a divorce. Typically, that means getting an apartment or smaller home a...
Apr 30, 2019
Adopting stepchildren, or stepparent adoption, occurs when a stepparent takes over the legal responsibilities in place of that child’s noncustodial parent. In a...
How Older Children Deal with Parental Divorce
Apr 25, 2019
Although divorce rates nationwide have declined, divorces among couples married for decades seem to be gathering momentum. Known as gray divorces, the couple...
Compensation for Unused Vacation Time
Apr 23, 2019
One of the key issues surrounding termination of employment due to layoffs, company closures, restructuring, or for the conduct of an employee is...
Physical vs. Legal Child Custody
Apr 17, 2019
When parents separate or divorce, it is essential to maintain consistency in terms of how their children are raised. Rather than putting their...
Preparing for Summer Child Care When Divorced
Apr 11, 2019
As the end of the school year approaches, parents are beginning to make their summer child care arrangements. Kids may go to a...
When High Net Worth Couples Divorce
Apr 9, 2019
Married couples accumulate a lot of material possessions, even if they have not been together long. Finances can also become intertwined, and the...
Filing for Divorce Before Your Spouse
Apr 4, 2019
Failing marriages tend to be emotional, and may lead to spouses feeling burnt out, confused, and upset. For many couples, it may be...
Rebuilding Your Credit After a Divorce
Apr 2, 2019
Many divorcing individuals anticipate some of the tougher emotional, social, and physical aspects of divorce proceedings. Still, they can be blindsided by one...
Common Reasons for Divorce – Infographic
Mar 29, 2019
While no couple gets married expecting their marriage to fail, when couples feel like they have given it their all but cannot resolve...
Grounds for Divorce in New Jersey
Mar 27, 2019
Relationships are never easy and often, divorce may be the best decision for an unhealthy marriage. When you file paperwork in New Jersey...
The Mediation Process
Mar 25, 2019
Going through the process of divorce can be quite costly, not only on your financial resources, but also on your time and emotions....
No-Fault Versus Fault-Based Divorce
Mar 20, 2019
Separating partners that decide to divorce, but are unfamiliar with the proceedings, may be unaware of the options available to them. There is...
Limitations on Child Custody Arrangements from Restraining Orders
Mar 18, 2019
Divorce proceedings can involve children deciding which parent has primary custody and visitation rights. However, if a parent feels danger of an imminent...
How Domestic Violence Effects the Home
Mar 14, 2019
Domestic violence is a hidden and prevalent public health issue affecting Americans of all backgrounds and economic levels. While public awareness and prominent...
NJ Appeals Court Rules Against Pfizer
Mar 12, 2019
Clicking an electronic button in an employee training document does not count as agreeing to waive one’s right to sue, according to a...
US Women’s Soccer Team Files Gender Discrimination Suit
Mar 11, 2019
The US Women’s Soccer Team filed a gender discrimination suit against the US Soccer Federation on Friday in district court in California. The...
Mediation Fact and Fiction
Mar 8, 2019
Mediation in divorce is the process of hiring a neutral third-party, known as a mediator, to try and resolve issues. It has become...
Disabled Parents and Child Custody
Mar 6, 2019
A disabled parent seeking child custody faces additional barriers but is entitled under the law to equal treatment. For any disabled parent in...
Mar 4, 2019
In most states, parents and legal guardians are responsible for their child’s well-being up to age 18 or 19. This includes ensuring the child...
New Wage Law Signed Into Effect in New Jersey
Feb 27, 2019
New Jersey has passed a bill that will forge an alliance with some the nation’s most progressive states, including California, Massachusetts, New York,...
Getting Divorced? Be Careful What You Post
Feb 26, 2019
It is no surprise that most people today use social media as a means for self-expression as well as for staying connected with...
Will Travel for Work Impact the Custody of My Child?
Feb 21, 2019
You work hard to create a custody arrangement that both you and your child’s other parent can agree upon. But in today’s fast-paced...
Child Custody and Mediation
Feb 19, 2019
Child custody conflicts are among the most stressful and potentially damaging aspects of a divorce for everyone involved – but is there an...
Gray Divorces and Their Impact on Finances
Feb 15, 2019
Since 1990 the rate of divorces for couples over the age of 50 has doubled. These types of divorces are often referred to...
Dating Before Divorce is Final
Feb 13, 2019
Divorce is not only stressful, but in many cases, it can also be lonely. Separating from a spouse often leaves individuals longing for...
Custody of College Savings
Feb 8, 2019
For most couples, saving for the future education of their children is an important consideration. Couples do not contemplate splitting up and deciding...
Can I Keep My Pension After Divorce?
Feb 6, 2019
Marriage is a commitment born out of love, but it is also an economic contract. Long after the romance has fizzled out, real...
I Was Terminated and Forced to Sign Release Papers
Feb 4, 2019
Losing your job is always stressful, and it is especially difficult when you had no idea your company would terminate you. When termination...
Protecting Family Heirlooms During a Divorce
Jan 31, 2019
Family heirlooms usually have sentimental value, and sometimes they have considerable monetary value as well. If you are going through a divorce, your...
Health Insurance and Divorce in New Jersey
Jan 29, 2019
For New Jersey couples seeking a divorce, there are numerous factors to consider as they move forward. Often times, the issue of health...
How to Navigate Friendships and New ‘Firsts’ Post-Divorce
Jan 24, 2019
Divorce itself can prove exceptionally difficult. But when you add into the mix the numerous ways in which it impacts your daily life,...
Making the Most of Shared Custody Visits
Jan 22, 2019
It is not easy making your weekend with the children a memorable time. Certain parents, unsure of what to do, may place the...
How Does a DUI Affect Your Divorce?
Jan 16, 2019
A DUI conviction can affect you in many ways, from your ability to commute to your job to keeping your job in the...
Benefits of Divorce Mediation – Infographic
Jan 14, 2019
Divorce can be a complicated and stressful experience for couples and their family, but it does not have to be. Divorce mediation allows...
Philip S. Burnham Represents Plaintiffs in Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Lawsuit
Jan 11, 2019
The lawsuit, Diane Ruberton, et al. v. Damon G. Tyner, was filed in New Jersey Superior Court on January 10, 2019 by three...
How Does Divorce Affect A Will?
For those who are divorcing, there are a myriad of legal and financial questions to consider. One task that should be in the...
January: The Month of Divorce
Jan 9, 2019
When we think about the holidays, we often think of time gathered with family, sharing memories, meals, and presents. But after the end...
How Will Divorce Affect My Business?
Jan 4, 2019
It is not uncommon for former spouses to disagree over a family business. Starting up or taking over a company is hard work,...
Can I Increase My Alimony?
Jan 3, 2019
Spousal support, otherwise known as alimony, is monetary payments made by one spouse to another for the purpose of acknowledging the non-monetary contributions...
Snow Days and Child Custody
Dec 28, 2018
School snow days present scheduling issues for working parents. Bad weather can cause schools to cancel or close early; buses stop running, and...
Going Back to Work After Divorce
Dec 26, 2018
One outcome of getting divorced is realizing you are on your own and must pay your own way in your new life, in...
Premarital Cohabitation Effect
Dec 19, 2018
Does living together before marriage heighten the risk of a marital breakup and divorce? Many relationship experts believe premarital cohabitation increases the odds...
Tips for Healthy Co-parenting this Holiday Season
Dec 13, 2018
The first holiday season after a divorce can be especially painful for parents who are no longer celebrating as a couple. Memories of...
NJ Employment Wage Issues
Dec 11, 2018
There is nothing worse than having to work on a holiday – except not being compensated more for it. Holidays are generally considered...
Child Support After Inheritance
Dec 6, 2018
The purpose of child support is to ensure that the children of a divorcing couple are not financially penalized due to the separation...
Why Reside in The Same House During the Divorce Process?
Dec 4, 2018
Going through the divorce process is never easy. In fact, with emotions running high and important issues at stake, it can often prove...
Equitable Distribution in New Jersey
Nov 21, 2018
Couples choosing to divorce must determine how to settle the distribution of property and other assets in a way that satisfies both spouses...
How to Improve Your Quest for Custody
Nov 15, 2018
Even under the best circumstances, going through a divorce can be an overwhelming and painful process. This is particularly true when there are...
Thanksgiving Co-Parenting after Divorce
Nov 14, 2018
Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, filling some newly-divorced men and women with anxiety or sadness – especially those who will not be spending the...
Forensic Accounting and High Asset Divorce
Nov 13, 2018
Every couple going through a divorce must go through the distribution of assets and debt. For many couples, this process is straightforward. There...
Philip Burnham Featured in SJ Magazine’s 2018 Distinguished Men Section
Nov 8, 2018
Attorney Philip S. Burnham, managing partner of Burnham Law Group, LLC was recently featured in SJ Magazine’s 2018 Distinguished Men section. The magazine...
Does Your Child Want to Live with the Other Parent?
Going through a divorce with children can result in unique issues for any divorcing couple. One of the most common divorce disputes involves...
New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act
Nov 7, 2018
There is good news for New Jersey employees as the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act will be in effect as of October...
Child Support for Extracurricular Activities
Nov 6, 2018
Even with the most effective child support agreement, plenty of unexpected child-related costs pop up from month to month. When co-parents are unsure...
Money Issues Facing Young Couples
Oct 31, 2018
For young couples, graduating college and embarking on new career paths can be part of the exciting new adventure they share together. Yet,...
Moving with a Child
Oct 25, 2018
After parents are divorced, the parent who has physical custody cannot move out of state with the children without first obtaining permission from...
Video Game Cited for Divorce
Oct 23, 2018
The video game, Fortnite, has been cited as a reason for divorce in at least 200 petitions this year, according to an online...
Emancipation and Child Support
Oct 18, 2018
When minors become emancipated, they are legally free from the control of parents of guardians. Conversely, parents are no longer responsible for emancipated...
Handling Halloween After Divorce
Oct 16, 2018
It does not matter whether the divorce was amicable or contentious, holidays can be tough after divorce. When it comes to Halloween, most...
Obtaining a Restraining Order in New Jersey
Oct 10, 2018
For those who experience the horrific reality of domestic violence, sometimes a restraining order can be lifesaving. While most states grant restraining orders...
Sporting Events Linked to Domestic Violence
Oct 4, 2018
Research suggests that reports of domestic violence against women and children increase during sporting events, and this increase seems to occur whether the...
How Child Support is Calculated
Oct 2, 2018
The calculation of child support is an important part of any divorce settlement. Determining the amount of financial support a parent will be...
Alimony Modifications in New Jersey
Sep 26, 2018
Not every divorce will result in a support order; however, spousal support, commonly referred to as alimony, may be awarded to a divorcing...
Domestic Violence and Child Custody
Sep 20, 2018
Victims of domestic violence have unique circumstances to consider when resolving child custody matters. Protecting yourself and your children is of the utmost...
How to Break the News About Your Divorce
Sep 18, 2018
When we marry, it is said that not only do we marry the person with whom we will be legally wed, but that...
Shared vs. Joint Custody
Sep 13, 2018
When we think about the words “shared” and “joint,” we often think of them as meaning the same thing; in fact we often...
Four Types of Domestic Abuse
Sep 11, 2018
Women are not the only victims of domestic violence. In fact, more 12 million men and women are abused every year, according to...
Does the House Have to Be Sold?
Sep 4, 2018
When couples divorce, there are many issues that must be worked out. One of the questions we get asked the most is, “Does...
Knowing When it is Time to Divorce
Aug 30, 2018
Couples go through many major decisions in a marriage such as, opening joint accounts, buying a house, and having children. Another decision that...
Collecting Back Child Support
Aug 28, 2018
Few situations produce more anger and frustration in custodial parents than the other parent’s failure to pay court-ordered child support. Fortunately, federal and...
When Stepparents Pay Child Support
Aug 23, 2018
Although it is very rare that a stepparent is court ordered to pay child support for their step children, it does happen. It...
Back to School Co-Parenting
Aug 22, 2018
As summer starts to wind down, many divorced parents are beginning to prepare for the start of a new school year. A return...
Tips for Going Back to School after Divorce
Aug 21, 2018
For many men and women, life after divorce is all about change. That often means a change of careers. For spouses who dropped...
Changing Your Name After Divorce
Aug 16, 2018
After a divorce, some partners opt to retain the last name of their former spouse when children are involved. Some people do not...
Dating After Divorce
Aug 14, 2018
There are many theories about dating after divorce, and some even suggest that those going through a particularly difficult divorce may need one...
Aug 9, 2018
Custody issues in divorce are often harmful for the children involved. While divorce raises custody questions between the parents, there are others involved...
Helping Children Manage the Divorce Transition
Aug 7, 2018
Many studies suggest that divorce is correlated to student impediments in school. Children of divorce are withdrawn, dependent, distracted, dejected, and exhibit less...
Divorce and the Distribution of Assets
Aug 2, 2018
Throughout the divorce process, couples will have opportunities to work with their spouse to split property between themselves without court intervention. However, if...
Child Support Awareness Month
Jul 31, 2018
August is Child Support Awareness Month, and it was established in 1995 by President Bill Clinton to help custodial parents get financial support...
Divorce and Adoptive Parents
Jul 26, 2018
Filing for divorce is never an easy decision, especially when there are children in the family. For families with adopted children, there can...
Divorce and Social Media
Jul 24, 2018
Social media has become widely popular for communicating with groups of friends and colleagues. Most people use at least one of the popular...
Child Marriage and Divorce in the United States
Jul 12, 2018
Many Americans might be surprised to know that in half of the country, there is no legal minimum age requirement to marry. In...
Mediation vs. Litigation
Jul 10, 2018
In New Jersey, mediation is a required first step to resolve child custody and financial issues before divorce litigation can begin. However, some...
Wage Garnishment for Child Support
Jul 5, 2018
When child support payments are not being made, a wage garnishment order may go into effect. This means that the noncustodial parent will...
How Divorce Affects Spousal Social Security Benefits
Jul 3, 2018
Most people who have worked a sufficient number of years are eligible for Social Security benefits when they retire. Although the full retirement...
Does your Prenuptial Agreement Need an Update?
Jun 30, 2018
Congress recently passed a new tax law with far-reaching ramifications. One of the more controversial aspects of the bill involves tax deductions and...
Surrogacy in New Jersey
Jun 28, 2018
For New Jersey couples interested in starting their families through a surrogate, things just because easier. In late May, New Jersey Governor Phil...
Divorce and Your In-Laws
Jun 27, 2018
For many married people, our in-laws are family that we have grown to love just as much as our own relatives. In fact,...
Protecting Kids in Divorce Mediation
Jun 20, 2018
For parents preparing to divorce, maintaining a positive relationship with a co-parent is extremely important for the well-being of children. In fact, children’s...
LGBT Children and Child Custody Issues
Jun 11, 2018
Child custody disagreements tend to crop up when differences in ex-spouses’ parenting styles and philosophies become more apparent after divorce. When one household...
Do I Need a Lawyer for Child Support?
Jun 6, 2018
Child support issues can be contentious during divorce proceedings. For many divorcing parents, the decision whether to hire a lawyer to work out...
Common Divorce Mistakes You Can Avoid
Jun 4, 2018
When families undergo a life changing event such as a divorce, individuals can feel a wide range of emotions including anxiety, depression, anger...
Children Spending the Summer with Your Ex?
May 29, 2018
Navigating child custody arrangements for the summer can be extremely difficult. In some cases, parents are separated from their children for much longer...
Military Divorce in New Jersey
May 25, 2018
For U.S. service members, there are special rules that apply to divorce proceedings. These specialized rules affect every aspect of the divorce process,...
Separation vs. Annulment in New Jersey
May 23, 2018
Separation and annulment are alternatives to divorce. They are different from divorce and from each other, so it is important to understand each...
Am I Responsible for Paying for My Child’s College Costs?
May 18, 2018
For a divorced parent paying child support, facing additional financial responsibility for the cost of the child’s college expenses can be daunting. Private...
Tips for Summer Co-Parenting
May 16, 2018
The end of the school year means more free time to plan summer camps, vacations, and other fun activities. For divorced parents, summer...
Gray Divorce on the Rise
May 7, 2018
Gray divorce is the term for the upward trend of baby boomers, some of whom were married for 20 or 30 years, getting...
Domestic Violence Case Dismissals
Apr 30, 2018
Have you filed a domestic violence case against an abusive partner in New Jersey, only to have your case dismissed by the court?...
Termination of Child Support in New Jersey
Apr 23, 2018
In January 2016, Governor Christie signed the termination of child support law establishing 19 as the age when child support in New Jersey...
What to Tell the Kids About Divorce
Apr 16, 2018
Going through a divorce can be a very difficult experience for everyone involved, especially the children. When parents decide to end their relationship,...
Predicting Factors of Divorce
Apr 4, 2018
Social scientists have recently identified certain factors that could be early indicators that a marriage is headed toward divorce. The following are several...
New Jersey Law to Protect Breastfeeding Mothers
Apr 3, 2018
Breastfeeding at work is now protected under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), signed by former Governor Chris Christie earlier this year....
Adopting a Stepchild in New Jersey
Mar 28, 2018
Finding someone who makes you happy that you can share your life and family with is an amazing thing. If you have thought...
New Tax Law Effect on Alimony
Mar 23, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was designed to deliver tax relief to low and middle-income Americans. The reforms make some notable changes...
Burnham Law Group Adds New Office in Somers Point
We are very happy to announce that we have added a second office location to better serve our South Jersey clients. With offices...
Child Custody in New Jersey
Mar 12, 2018
When a marriage ends in divorce, one of the most important decisions to be made is that of child custody. Parents may decide...
The Divorce Process: What You Need to Know
Mar 8, 2018
Marital breakups are never easy. Understanding the process of filing for divorce can be the first step in resolving many of the legal,...
Attorney Philip Burnham Selected to South Jersey Magazine “Awesome Attorneys 2017”
Dec 29, 2017
South Jersey Magazine is a leading publication distributed throughout southern New Jersey. While it does cover a wide range of topics, it is perhaps...
How to Plan a Child Visitation Schedule for the Holidays
Nov 6, 2017
Having a holiday visitation schedule can help relieve stress for divorced parents during the holiday season. A holiday visitation schedule will not only make your...
Philip Burnham Selected as Member of Nation’s Top 1% by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Aug 18, 2017
Philip Burnham, of Burnham Law Group, LLC, has been selected as a member of the Nation’s Top 1% by the National Association of...
Attorney Burnham Given 2017 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for Family Law
Aug 17, 2017
Attorney Philip Burnham, a managing partner at Burnham Law Group, LLC, has been given a 2017 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for his work...
The New Jersey Supreme Court has a New Standard For Parents Who Want to Relocate From New Jersey
Aug 9, 2017
The New Jersey Supreme Court completely changed the standard for a parent who wants to relocate with a child from New Jersey to...
Recent Changes to New Jersey Child Support Laws
Feb 27, 2017
Unbeknownst to many parents and divorcés in New Jersey, the state implemented a new set of child support laws on February 1st, 2017. The new...
The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Sep 14, 2016
Attorney Philip Burnham of Burnham Law Group, LLC., an NADC member, has been selected to the 2016 list of the Nation’s Top One Percent by...
Attorney Philip S. Burnham Named Top Attorney of 2016
Aug 5, 2016
The team of South Jersey family lawyers at Burnham Law Group is proud to announce that Attorney Philip S. Burnham has been named...
How to Stay Connected with Burnham Law Group
Apr 18, 2016
If you need legal assistance for you family matter, then contact Burnham Law Group. With over 20 years of experience serving clients across...
Philip S. Burnham, II, Esquire Selected As Nation’s Top One Percent
May 12, 2015
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISTINGUISHED COUNSEL PRESS RELEASE Philip Smith Burnham II, of Burnham Law Group, LLC, has been selected to the 2015 list as...
Can You Just Take Your Child and Leave New Jersey?
Aug 5, 2014
No. New Jersey has a statute which prohibits you from leaving without a written consent from the other parent or a court order....
Can You Get Palimony in New Jersey? Not Without a Written Promise
Jan 27, 2014
In New Jersey, unmarried couples that have dated for a significant time, and separate, are probably not going to be able to collect...
Can a Final Restraining Order Be Dismissed in New Jersey?
Nov 25, 2013
Carfagno Hearing A Final Restraining Order (FRO) can be dismissed in New Jersey. The Defendant (person against whom the retaining order was entered)...
Types of Alimony in New Jersey
Oct 13, 2013
There are four basic types of Alimony permitted in New Jersey: Limited duration alimony Permanent alimony Reimbursement alimony Rehabilitative alimony Limited Duration Alimony Limited duration...
Do Both Parties Need a Change in Circumstances to Modify Child Support?
Mar 5, 2013
The following are required Notice(s) with a Judgment of Divorce or Court Order involving Custody/Child Support. If you need to modify a Family...
Alimony, Child Support, and Tax Filing
Feb 4, 2013
One thing you may need to keep in mind regarding your tax filing is the distinction between alimony and child support payments. Child support is not considered...
Court-Approved Holiday Parenting Time Schedule
Dec 24, 2012
I know many parents in New Jersey have questions about the holiday parenting time. Below is a common court-approved holiday parenting time schedule that...