Recent Posts in the Divorce Category

  • Divorce Pretrial Hearings
    After divorce has been initiated by one spouse, and the other has answered their divorce petition, couples have the option to settle their...
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  • Teenagers and Divorce
    Divorce is never easy for children, and it is even more difficult for teenagers. When parents end their marriage, it is common for...
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  • Alimony in New Jersey
    There is no set formula for receiving alimony in the state of New Jersey. However, recent amendments to the state’s alimony statute seem...
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  • Relocating with Children After Divorce
    At least one parent, if not both, expect to move after a divorce. Typically, that means getting an apartment or smaller home a...
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  • Adopting Stepchildren
    Adopting stepchildren, or stepparent adoption, occurs when a stepparent takes over the legal responsibilities in place of that child’s noncustodial parent. In a...
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  • How Older Children Deal with Parental Divorce
    Although divorce rates nationwide have declined, divorces among couples married for decades seem to be gathering momentum. Known as gray divorces, the couple...
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  • Physical vs. Legal Child Custody
    When parents separate or divorce, it is essential to maintain consistency in terms of how their children are raised. Rather than putting their...
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  • Preparing for Summer Child Care When Divorced
    As the end of the school year approaches, parents are beginning to make their summer child care arrangements. Kids may go to a...
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  • Filing for Divorce Before Your Spouse
    Failing marriages tend to be emotional, and may lead to spouses feeling burnt out, confused, and upset. For many couples, it may be...
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  • Rebuilding Your Credit After a Divorce
    Many divorcing individuals anticipate some of the tougher emotional, social, and physical aspects of divorce proceedings. Still, they can be blindsided by one...
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  • Common Reasons for Divorce – Infographic
    While no couple gets married expecting their marriage to fail, when couples feel like they have given it their all but cannot resolve...
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  • Grounds for Divorce in New Jersey
    Relationships are never easy and often, divorce may be the best decision for an unhealthy marriage. When you file paperwork in New Jersey...
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  • The Mediation Process
    Going through the process of divorce can be quite costly, not only on your financial resources, but also on your time and emotions....
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  • No-Fault Versus Fault-Based Divorce
    Separating partners that decide to divorce, but are unfamiliar with the proceedings, may be unaware of the options available to them. There is...
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  • Limitations on Child Custody Arrangements from Restraining Orders
    Divorce proceedings can involve children deciding which parent has primary custody and visitation rights. However, if a parent feels danger of an imminent...
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  • How Domestic Violence Effects the Home
    Domestic violence is a hidden and prevalent public health issue affecting Americans of all backgrounds and economic levels. While public awareness and prominent...
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  • Mediation Fact and Fiction
     Mediation in divorce is the process of hiring a neutral third-party, known as a mediator, to try and resolve issues. It has become...
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  • Getting Divorced? Be Careful What You Post
    It is no surprise that most people today use social media as a means for self-expression as well as for staying connected with...
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  • Will Travel for Work Impact the Custody of My Child?
    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...
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  • Child Custody and Mediation
    Child custody conflicts are among the most stressful and potentially damaging aspects of a divorce for everyone involved – but is there an...
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  • Gray Divorces and Their Impact on Finances
    Since 1990 the rate of divorces for couples over the age of 50 has doubled. These types of divorces are often referred to...
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  • Dating Before Divorce is Final
     Divorce is not only stressful, but in many cases, it can also be lonely. Separating from a spouse often leaves individuals longing for...
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  • Custody of College Savings
    For most couples, saving for the future education of their children is an important consideration. Couples do not contemplate splitting up and deciding...
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  • Can I Keep My Pension After Divorce?
    Marriage is a commitment born out of love, but it is also an economic contract. Long after the romance has fizzled out, real...
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  • Protecting Family Heirlooms During a Divorce
    Family heirlooms usually have sentimental value, and sometimes they have considerable monetary value as well. If you are going through a divorce, your...
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  • Health Insurance and Divorce in New Jersey
    For New Jersey couples seeking a divorce, there are numerous factors to consider as they move forward. Often times, the issue of health...
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  • How to Navigate Friendships and New ‘Firsts’ Post-Divorce
    Divorce itself can prove exceptionally difficult. But when you add into the mix the numerous ways in which it impacts your daily life,...
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  • Making the Most of Shared Custody Visits
    It is not easy making your weekend with the children a memorable time. Certain parents, unsure of what to do, may place the...
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  • How Does a DUI Affect Your Divorce?
    A DUI conviction can affect you in many ways, from your ability to commute to your job to keeping your job in the...
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  • Benefits of Divorce Mediation – Infographic
    Divorce can be a complicated and stressful experience for couples and their family, but it does not have to be. Divorce mediation allows...
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  • 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...
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  • January: The Month of Divorce
    When we think about the holidays, we often think of time gathered with family, sharing memories, meals, and presents. But after the end...
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  • How Will Divorce Affect My Business?
    It is not uncommon for former spouses to disagree over a family business. Starting up or taking over a company is hard work,...
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  • Can I Increase My Alimony?
    Spousal support, otherwise known as alimony, is monetary payments made by one spouse to another for the purpose of acknowledging the non-monetary contributions...
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  • Snow Days and Child Custody
    School snow days present scheduling issues for working parents. Bad weather can cause schools to cancel or close early; buses stop running, and...
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  • Going Back to Work After Divorce
    One outcome of getting divorced is realizing you are on your own and must pay your own way in your new life, in...
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  • Premarital Cohabitation Effect
    Does living together before marriage heighten the risk of a marital breakup and divorce? Many relationship experts believe premarital cohabitation increases the odds...
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  • Tips for Healthy Co-parenting this Holiday Season
    The first holiday season after a divorce can be especially painful for parents who are no longer celebrating as a couple. Memories of...
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  • Child Support After Inheritance
    The purpose of child support is to ensure that the children of a divorcing couple are not financially penalized due to the separation...
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  • Why Reside in The Same House During the Divorce Process?
    Going through the divorce process is never easy. In fact, with emotions running high and important issues at stake, it can often prove...
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  • Equitable Distribution in New Jersey
    Couples choosing to divorce must determine how to settle the distribution of property and other assets in a way that satisfies both spouses...
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  • How to Improve Your Quest for Custody
    Even under the best circumstances, going through a divorce can be an overwhelming and painful process. This is particularly true when there are...
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  • Thanksgiving Co-Parenting after Divorce
    Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, filling some newly-divorced men and women with anxiety or sadness – especially those who will not be spending the...
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  • Forensic Accounting and High Asset Divorce
    Every couple going through a divorce must go through the distribution of assets and debt. For many couples, this process is straightforward. There...
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  • 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...
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  • Child Support for Extracurricular Activities
    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...
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  • Money Issues Facing Young Couples
    For young couples, graduating college and embarking on new career paths can be part of the exciting new adventure they share together. Yet,...
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  • Moving with a Child
    After parents are divorced, the parent who has physical custody cannot move out of state with the children without first obtaining permission from...
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  • Video Game Cited for Divorce
    The video game, Fortnite, has been cited as a reason for divorce in at least 200 petitions this year, according to an online...
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  • Emancipation and Child Support
    When minors become emancipated, they are legally free from the control of parents of guardians. Conversely, parents are no longer responsible for emancipated...
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  • Handling Halloween After Divorce
    It does not matter whether the divorce was amicable or contentious, holidays can be tough after divorce. When it comes to Halloween, most...
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  • Sporting Events Linked to Domestic Violence
    Research suggests that reports of domestic violence against women and children increase during sporting events, and this increase seems to occur whether the...
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  • How Child Support is Calculated
    The calculation of child support is an important part of any divorce settlement.  Determining the amount of financial support a parent will be...
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  • Alimony Modifications in New Jersey
    Not every divorce will result in a support order; however, spousal support, commonly referred to as alimony, may be awarded to a divorcing...
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  • Domestic Violence and Child Custody
    Victims of domestic violence have unique circumstances to consider when resolving child custody matters. Protecting yourself and your children is of the utmost...
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  • How to Break the News About Your Divorce
    When we marry, it is said that not only do we marry the person with whom we will be legally wed, but that...
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  • Four Types of Domestic Abuse
    Women are not the only victims of domestic violence. In fact, more 12 million men and women are abused every year, according to...
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  • Does the House Have to Be Sold?
    When couples divorce, there are many issues that must be worked out. One of the questions we get asked the most is, “Does...
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  • Knowing When it is Time to Divorce
    Couples go through many major decisions in a marriage such as, opening joint accounts, buying a house, and having children. Another decision that...
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  • When Stepparents Pay Child Support
    Although it is very rare that a stepparent is court ordered to pay child support for their step children, it does happen. It...
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  • Back to School Co-Parenting
    As summer starts to wind down, many divorced parents are beginning to prepare for the start of a new school year. A return...
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  • Tips for Going Back to School after Divorce
    For many men and women, life after divorce is all about change. That often means a change of careers. For spouses who dropped...
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  • Changing Your Name After Divorce
    After a divorce, some partners opt to retain the last name of their former spouse when children are involved. Some people do not...
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  • Dating After Divorce
    There are many theories about dating after divorce, and some even suggest that those going through a particularly difficult divorce may need one...
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  • Grandparent Rights
    Custody issues in divorce are often harmful for the children involved. While divorce raises custody questions between the parents, there are others involved...
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  • Helping Children Manage the Divorce Transition
    Many studies suggest that divorce is correlated to student impediments in school.  Children of divorce are withdrawn, dependent, distracted, dejected, and exhibit less...
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  • Divorce and the Distribution of Assets
    Throughout the divorce process, couples will have opportunities to work with their spouse to split property between themselves without court intervention. However, if...
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  • Child Support Awareness Month
    August is Child Support Awareness Month, and it was established in 1995 by President Bill Clinton to help custodial parents get financial support...
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  • Divorce and Adoptive Parents
    Filing for divorce is never an easy decision, especially when there are children in the family. For families with adopted children, there can...
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  • Divorce and Social Media
    Social media has become widely popular for communicating with groups of friends and colleagues. Most people use at least one of the popular...
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  • Child Marriage and Divorce in the United States
    Many Americans might be surprised to know that in half of the country, there is no legal minimum age requirement to marry. In...
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  • Mediation vs. Litigation
    In New Jersey, mediation is a required first step to resolve child custody and financial issues before divorce litigation can begin. However, some...
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  • Wage Garnishment for Child Support
    When child support payments are not being made, a wage garnishment order may go into effect. This means that the noncustodial parent will...
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  • How Divorce Affects Spousal Social Security Benefits
    Most people who have worked a sufficient number of years are eligible for Social Security benefits when they retire. Although the full retirement...
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  • Does your Prenuptial Agreement Need an Update?
    Congress recently passed a new tax law with far-reaching ramifications. One of the more controversial aspects of the bill involves tax deductions and...
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  • Divorce and Your In-Laws
    For many married people, our in-laws are family that we have grown to love just as much as our own relatives. In fact,...
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  • Protecting Kids in Divorce Mediation
    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...
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  • LGBT Children and Child Custody Issues
    Child custody disagreements tend to crop up when differences in ex-spouses’ parenting styles and philosophies become more apparent after divorce. When one household...
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  • Do I Need a Lawyer for Child Support?
    Child support issues can be contentious during divorce proceedings. For many divorcing parents, the decision whether to hire a lawyer to work out...
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  • Common Divorce Mistakes You Can Avoid
    When families undergo a life changing event such as a divorce, individuals can feel a wide range of emotions including anxiety, depression, anger...
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  • Military Divorce in New Jersey
    For U.S. service members, there are special rules that apply to divorce proceedings. These specialized rules affect every aspect of the divorce process,...
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  • Separation vs. Annulment in New Jersey
    Separation and annulment are alternatives to divorce. They are different from divorce and from each other, so it is important to understand each...
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  • Am I Responsible for Paying for My Child’s College Costs?
    For a divorced parent paying child support, facing additional financial responsibility for the cost of the child’s college expenses can be daunting. Private...
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  • Tips for Summer Co-Parenting
    The end of the school year means more free time to plan summer camps, vacations, and other fun activities. For divorced parents, summer...
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  • Gray Divorce on the Rise
    Gray divorce is the term for the upward trend of baby boomers, some of whom were married for 20 or 30 years, getting...
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  • Domestic Violence Case Dismissals
    Have you filed a domestic violence case against an abusive partner in New Jersey, only to have your case dismissed by the court?...
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  • What to Tell the Kids About Divorce
    Going through a divorce can be a very difficult experience for everyone involved, especially the children. When parents decide to end their relationship,...
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  • Predicting Factors of Divorce
    Social scientists have recently identified certain factors that could be early indicators that a marriage is headed toward divorce. The following are several...
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  • New Tax Law Effect on Alimony
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was designed to deliver tax relief to low and middle-income Americans. The reforms make some notable changes...
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  • Child Custody in New Jersey
    When a marriage ends in divorce, one of the most important decisions to be made is that of child custody. Parents may decide...
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  • The Divorce Process: What You Need to Know
    Marital breakups are never easy. Understanding the process of filing for divorce can be the first step in resolving many of the legal,...
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  • Attorney Philip Burnham Selected to South Jersey Magazine “Awesome Attorneys 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...
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