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What are Grounds for Filing a Restraining Order in New Jersey?

By Helayne M. Weiss |

You don’t deserve to fear for your life or safety, or for that of your children or other family members. If a relative, roommate, spouse, or romantic partner makes threats against you, then you have a right to protection from that harassment. Learn more below about the grounds for filing for a restraining order… Read More »

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NJ Appellate Division Rules All Custody and Parenting Time Decisions Should Be Treated Equally

By Helayne M. Weiss |

It may seem an obvious proposition at first blush:  In any decision involving the rights of parents regarding a shared child, the same rules and standards should apply.  Namely, decisions regarding parenting time and custody should focus on the fundamental rule that the best interests of the child are paramount.  New Jersey Courts, however,… Read More »

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How Do I Get a Restraining Order in New Jersey?

By Helayne M. Weiss |

Physical and emotional abuse are more common than we as a society like to acknowledge. Whether abuse has always been present in your marriage or has become a means for a partner to exert control in a failing relationship, you have a right to live free from fear and mistreatment. For many victims, an… Read More »

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How to Live with an Ex after Filing Divorce

By Helene Herbert |

Divorce can impose a number of heavy financial burdens on splitting spouses. There is the cost of filing a divorce with the court, the cost of hiring an attorney you can trust to walk you through the process, the cost of child support and alimony while the divorce is ongoing, and, on top of… Read More »

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Child Custody and Religion in New Jersey

By Helayne Weiss |

For many issues that arise in divorce proceedings, especially regarding children, there is no clear answer to the question, “What will the court decide?”  Courts decide based on the best interests of the children, which is a very case-specific question.  However, when it comes to religious upbringing for children with divorced or otherwise separated… Read More »

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New Jersey’s New Surrogacy Law Makes Gestational Carrier Agreements Enforceable

By Helene Herbert |

Governor Phil Murphy recently signed into a law a bill that will help infertile and LGBT couples feel secure in entering “gestational carrier arrangements” with a woman who will carry their child to term and now make surrogacy contracts enforceable.  Continue reading to learn about the new law, and contact a knowledgeable New Jersey… Read More »

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Cyber Harassment is Domestic Violence in New Jersey

By Helayne Weiss |

While we often think of domestic violence only in the context of physical abuse of one spouse by another, domestic violence can take many forms.  Below, learn about the different forms of harassment prohibited by New Jersey law, and contact an experienced New Jersey domestic violence attorney for additional help. The types of domestic… Read More »

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New Jersey Parenting Time Issues

By Helene Herbert |

A recent New Jersey appellate case illustrates some of the issues that can arise in implementing divorce judgments that involve custody arrangements, especially with ex-spouses who cannot agree on anything.  Read below for the details of the case, and contact an experienced New Jersey child custody and divorce attorney with any questions about custody… Read More »

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After the Divorce: Continuing Issues That May Come Up

By Helayne Weiss |

Divorce proceedings can be long and drawn-out, but once they are finalized, moving on with your life is important.  The final terms of a divorce are not, however, set in stone.  There are issues that may arise even after a divorce is finalized due to changes in circumstances for the former spouses or their… Read More »

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Three Tips on Following Proper Courtroom Etiquette at a Divorce Hearing or Trial

By Helene Herbert |

Appearing before a judge in your divorce may feel scary. If you’re like many people, you’ve never had to appear in court for any reason, let alone something as personal and emotional as a divorce. Fortunately, the basic rules you should follow when appearing before a judge aren’t difficult to learn, and following them… Read More »

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