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Signs You’ve Hired a Bad Family Law Lawyer

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Hiring the right family law attorney for your divorce or other family law proceeding is important. The right lawyer can mean the difference between getting the custody rights you want, protecting the assets you want to keep, and getting the financial support you need. Not all lawyers are created equal. Continue reading for a… Read More »

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Requesting a Drug Test in Child Custody Cases

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When you are in a child custody dispute, the court is primarily concerned with the best interests of the child. If there is any reason to suspect that the child’s well-being or physical safety would be negatively impacted by spending parenting time with one of the parents, the court will take that into serious… Read More »

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Requesting Psychological Evaluation in Child Custody Matter

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Courts prefer parents to come to an agreement on child custody and parenting time. If they cannot agree, New Jersey courts will typically order mediation through the New Jersey Custody and Parenting Time Mediation program. If mediation fails to resolve the parties’ issues, then the court will have to entertain arguments and resolve the… Read More »

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Subpoena in a Divorce: How is it Used?

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Subpoenas can be a useful legal tool in a divorce matter, although they are typically reserved for situations in which one or both parties are being uncooperative or when there is important information that neither party possesses. Continue reading for a discussion of how subpoenas are used in a New Jersey divorce, and call… Read More »

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What Happens if You Don’t Sign the Divorce Papers?

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It’s a common occurrence in movies and television: One person wants to get a divorce to move on with their life, but their stubborn ex refuses to “sign the papers.” Hijinks ensue as the protagonist tries to navigate their relationship with their ex and their plans for their new life while unable to get… Read More »

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What Happens if My Spouse Dies While in the Middle of a Divorce?

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You and your spouse have finally reached the point of no return. You’ve gotten your finances in order, you’ve collected documentation about your assets and debts, you’ve prepared thoughts about child custody, and you file for divorce. A month later, while the case is still ongoing, your spouse unexpectedly passes away. What happens now?… Read More »

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Are Celebrity Divorces Different From Regular Divorces?

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As entertainment news periodicals have been telling us for years: “Celebrities are people, too, just like us.” They get married and they get divorced. For many reasons, however, celebrity divorces can quickly become much more complex than your average divorce. They tend to be more costly, more drawn-out, and in many cases, more heated…. Read More »

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Survival Tips for Living Together During Divorce

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Living together with your spouse during the pendency of divorce can be a difficult tightrope to walk. As a general matter, we advise couples against it; it’s usually better for at least one spouse to move out at least as soon as a divorce is definitely on the table. However, not every divorcing couple… Read More »

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Signs of a Manipulative Parent: ‘Using Kids as Weapons’

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Divorce is difficult enough when dealing with two reasonable, responsible adults. When one spouse is controlling, narcissistic, aggressive, or manipulative, the process can be that much more challenging and emotionally taxing. When you have shared children and must continue to interact as part of a shared custody arrangement, it’s important to watch out for… Read More »

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How to Coparent With a High Conflict Ex

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As much as we would prefer to stop associating entirely with an ex after divorce, in many cases, some interaction is still necessary for at least a few years. If you share children with your ex, you will need to establish a parenting time arrangement allowing for visitation and custody for each of you…. Read More »

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