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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
How Does Divorce Affect A Will?
Jan 11, 2019
For those who are divorcing, there are a myriad of legal and financial questions to consider. One task that should be in the...
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...
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...
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...
Does Your Child Want to Live with the Other Parent?
Nov 8, 2018
Going through a divorce with children can result in unique issues for any divorcing couple. One of the most common divorce disputes involves...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...