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When Divorce Means Switching Your Child’s School

By Helayne M. Weiss |

Divorce can be an extremely difficult time for children. Not only are they losing the family life they’ve always known and seeing their parents in pain, they’re also losing the routine on which they had come to rely. Adding in a change in schools after a split can make this time even more stressful… Read More »

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Finding Positive Feelings for a Co-Parent

By Helene Herbert |

Co-parenting can be a challenge, even for parents who are still happily married. Once your romantic relationship with your co-parent has ended, however, reaching a consensus on how to raise the children you share can feel impossible. Finding a way to coexist peacefully, even happily, with a co-parent will make the decades you spend… Read More »

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Make Your Post-Split Holiday Season Less Stressful

By Helayne M. Weiss |

The holidays can be a sad, lonely time after a divorce, but they don’t have to be. Read on to learn about some ways that you and your kids can make the holidays fun after a split. Communal holidays aren’t for everyone You may hear people talk about sharing Christmas morning or a holiday… Read More »

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Choosing the Right Lawyer for Your New Jersey Divorce

By Helene Herbert |

Lawsuits can always have a personal impact on the plaintiffs and defendants involved, but few types of legal issues have as personal an impact as do divorces and child custody battles. Since these cases are so personal, the choice of who should represent you before the New Jersey Family Part judge becomes of critical… Read More »

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Sharing Parenting More Important than Conflict-Free Parenting, Research Shows

By Helayne M. Weiss |

It’s no easy task to figure out how to be an effective parent after a divorce. You might assume that, after years of watching their parents fight while married, it is critical that you protect your children as much as possible from future conflict between yourself and your former spouse. Some parents attempt to… Read More »


Help! I’m Becoming a Stepparent to a Teen!

By Helene Herbert |

One in every three Americans is a member of a stepfamily. Raising teenagers isn’t easy, even in a so-called “traditional” home where the teen lives with his or her married, biological parents, and it can take extra work to forge a meaningful, loving bond with a teen who is your stepchild. If you’re marrying… Read More »

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Steer Clear of These Mistakes when Seeking a Modified Custody Arrangement

By Helayne M. Weiss |

Finding a custody arrangement that works for both parents can be one of the most challenging aspects of a divorce. Both from a logistical standpoint and an emotional standpoint, deciding how you and your ex will share parenting time can feel impossible. Once you reach an agreement, New Jersey family courts are reluctant to… Read More »

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How to Break the News about Your Divorce to Your Kids

By Helene Herbert |

After you’ve decided to get a divorce, one of the most difficult things you’ll have to do is break the news to your children. With forward planning and care, there are ways to make this conversation slightly easier on your kids. Below, you’ll find some ideas on how to explain your upcoming divorce to… Read More »

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What is Reunification Therapy?

By Helayne M. Weiss |

Divorce has the potential to be extremely detrimental to parent/child relationships. Whether due to the influence of an angry and resentful parent who holds primary custody, the harmful effects of being witness to conflict between the parents, or a prolonged physical absence, children of divorce may become profoundly estranged from one of their parents…. Read More »

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New Jersey Judge Approves of Service via Facebook in Family Law Case

By Helayne M. Weiss |

One of the biggest challenges in some family court cases arises before you even make it before a judge: finding and serving the claim on your ex. Under both the federal and New Jersey constitutions, defendants to any lawsuit must be provided with adequate notice and a chance to respond before a ruling can… Read More »

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