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...
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....
Divorce, A Domino Effect?
Feb 12, 2020
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....