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Tips to Help Marriage Counseling

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Marriage counseling is work. It is important work, and when done right it can lift the clouds surrounding your daily life. You can start couples counseling well before you encounter any relationship-threatening issues. Whether you are working to repair a relationship on the outs or you are simply performing regular maintenance on a functioning… Read More »

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Cost of New Jersey Divorce

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Divorce is not cheap. The average divorce in New Jersey could cost $10,000 and potentially more depending on the circumstances of the parties and the types of assets and issues that are subject to the divorce. There are steps to take to mitigate the costs of divorce, however, and there are options for obtaining… Read More »

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Termination of Alimony and Retirement

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If you are paying or receiving court-ordered alimony in New Jersey, there are certain circumstances under which the alimony obligation may be modified or eliminated altogether. Historically, in New Jersey, when the paying spouse retired, they were able to request a modification of alimony but then had the burden to show the retirement was… Read More »

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Is Inheritance Subject to Equitable Distribution in NJ?

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New Jersey is an “equitable distribution” state. That means that all marital property will be distributed between the parties to a divorce in accordance with the principles of equity and fairness. All types of assets can be marital property, including real estate, retirement funds, personal property, financial accounts, business ownership, and others. Only marital… Read More »

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Child Relocation Within the State of New Jersey

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A final divorce decree is intended to fully resolve all issues pertaining to the divorce, including apportionment of shared property, establishing child support, and determining child custody. In reality, after a divorce, people move on with their lives. People get new jobs, enter new relationships, and continually make decisions concerning the next steps in… Read More »

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How an NJ Early Settlement Panel (ESP) or ADR Program Can Save You Money

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Not every divorce must involve a drawn-out, expensive court battle. Even spouses who do not agree on all pertinent issues can rely on less formal, more efficient, and more cost-effective proceedings to resolve their disputes before heading to trial as a last resort. Parties to a divorce can and should have a go at… Read More »

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New Jersey Alimony Factors According to Section 2A:34-23

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Alimony is not a certainty in every New Jersey divorce. Courts must consider a variety of factors to determine whether alimony is appropriate and, if so, how much alimony should be awarded and for what duration. New Jersey family law lays out specific factors that a court must consider when determining an award of… Read More »

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How is Debt Distributed in a New Jersey Divorce?

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Not every divorce battle is about what each party wants to get. Some fights concern what each party does not want in a divorce. Married couples do not just share property; they share the liabilities and debts associated with that property, as well as other debts common to the marriage. When couples divorce, what… Read More »

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Child Relocation Out of the State of New Jersey

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In an ideal world, the final divorce order would be the last word on the matter. All assets, rights and responsibilities of each spouse would be decided once and for all. For better or for worse, however, life goes on after divorce. If you have a shared custody arrangement with your ex or co-parent,… Read More »

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Is Child Support Retroactive in New Jersey?

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Retroactive child support is a complicated but popular subject of speculation for many of our clients. If a child support recipient fails to ask for child support for a period of time, or if a child support payor has a change in circumstances and can no longer afford to pay, can there be a… Read More »

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