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New Jersey Recognizes Coercive Control as Domestic Violence

New Jersey has taken a significant step towards protecting victims of domestic violence with a new law that expands the definition of domestic violence to include "coercive control." This means Read More

Do's and Don'ts of Preparing to File for Divorce

Divorce can be a challenging ordeal that profoundly impacts individuals and families in several ways. Positive preparatory actions can make the process less overwhelming and can help bring about a Read More

Consideration of a Child's Wishes in Custody Decisions

Custody battles can be emotionally charged and complex. Family courts prioritize the well-being of the child when making custody decisions. In New Jersey, one factor that courts can consider is Read More

Navigating the Unique Challenges of “Gray Divorce”

Gray divorce refers to the phenomenon of older couples, typically those over the age of 50, choosing to end their marriages. Several factors contribute to the increasing prevalence of gray Read More

How to Split the Family Home in a New Jersey Divorce

The family home is, for many people, their most valuable asset. It can also have a functional importance as the place children are raised, as well as having emotional and Read More

NJ High Court Clarifies Level of Proof for Alimony Termination Based on Cohabitation

Alimony can be a contentious issue in New Jersey divorces, as to both the amount awarded and the duration of payments. The paying spouse typically wants to end the obligation Read More

NJ Courts Formalize Parenting Coordinator Program

For more than 15 years, New Jersey family court judges have appointed parenting coordinators to assist in resolving child visitation issues in certain cases. These officials often make recommendations that Read More

How Are a Child’s Preferences Weighed in Custody Decisions?

Parents involved in child custody disputes often have strong opinions about where their child should live and how much visitation time the other parent should get. Sometimes a child has Read More

Terms to Include — and Not to Include — in a Prenuptial Agreement

Despite the fact that roughly half of first marriages and an even greater percentage of second and third marriages end in divorce, many people do not have prenuptial agreements. Whether Read More

How a Spouse’s Dissipation of Marital Assets Can Affect Equitable Distribution

Getting divorced can bring out the worst in people. In the knowledge that the marriage is ending, a spouse might decide to go on a spending spree, burning through marital Read More

Can I Move Out of New Jersey With My Children?

In New Jersey, and pursuant to N.J.S.A. 9:2-2, children may not be removed out of New Jersey without the consent of both parents, unless the court, upon cause shown, shall Read More

Do I Need a Lawyer To Divorce?

First, filing for divorce is usually a difficult decision to begin with. Therefore, filing for divorce on your own and without a lawyer can make the process more difficult by Read More

Harassment By Social Media: Impact On Divorce & Domestic Violence

For good or for bad, and in all areas of life, social media and the use of Facebook,Twitter, Instragam and other platforms is here to stay. While, it is nice Read More

Divorcing an Abusive Spouse in New Jersey

If you've been a victim of spousal abuse in New Jersey and have decided on divorce, there are laws in place to help keep you and your children safe. This Read More

Can I Force My Children To See Me After Divorce?

For the earlier part of my career, when asked the question “will the court force mychildren to come for parenting time”, my answer would be generally yes, with the suggestion Read More

What Divorced Parents Need to Know About Relocating With Children

After a divorce, it’s not uncommon for a parent holding primary custody to make the decision to relocate with their children. Any custody order entered into in New Jersey may Read More

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