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So You’re Considering Becoming a Lender to an Ex…

By Helayne Weiss |

There isn’t always a simple way to divide a piece of marital property in a New Jersey divorce. For instance, the asset may be a house that one spouse may want to continue living in for sentimental reasons, or which would be difficult to sell for full value in the current housing market. The… Read More »

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Press Release

By Helene Herbert |

Englewood attorney Helene Herbert was sworn in to serve as a municipal judge for the borough of Waldwick in Bergen County. Judge Herbert is a practicing family law attorney at Herbert & Weiss, LLP who also serves part-time as a municipal judge in both Waldwick and Bergenfield. Please click here to read the full Press… Read More »

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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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