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Prenuptial agreements have a bad reputation. But, this is due to numerous myths and misconceptions. Read on to learn more about prenuptial agreements and how they can benefit you. Myth: Prenuptial agreements indicate an unstable marriage. Explanation: A prenuptial agreement is a document that declares how a couple’s assets will be divided in the event of separation, divorce, or death. As a result, many couples avoid creating prenups. In reality, a prenup does not indicate an…
When it comes to a divorce, there are certain behaviors that can impact the divorce proceedings. Read on to learn more about dating during a divorce and some of the other behaviors to avoid. Dating During a Divorce- What Could go Wrong? Dating during a divorce may seem innocent, but it can have serious repercussions. For example, if your spouse files on the grounds of adultery, dating someone during the divorce proceedings may be…
When a couple gets married, their finances become entangled. Separating these assets can be extremely difficult. Some assets are more difficult to divide than others. Read on to learn more about distributing complex property during a New Jersey divorce. Marital Property vs. Separate Property In order to determine how your assets will be divided, you will first have to determine which of your assets are marital property and which are separate property. Marital property…
If you are getting a divorce, you may have various questions or concerns about alimony. Read on to learn more. How is Alimony Determined in New Jersey? When making decisions about alimony in New Jersey, the court will take the following factors into account: How long the couple has been married Each party’s earning capacity The dependent spouse’s needs The health of each party Whether the spouses have children together The age of each…
Parents often disagree about how to raise their children. Currently, many parents are struggling to agree when it comes to vaccinating their children against COVID-19. If you and your ex-spouse are struggling to make this decision, our firm is here to help. Read on to learn more. What are the Different Types of Custody? There are two main types of custody that can be awarded to a parent in the state of New Jersey: Physical…
The New Jersey Supreme Court signed a new law in 2017 regarding relocating with a child. It required all courts to make decisions with the “best interest” standard. This means they must put the child’s best interests first, not either parent’s. When dealing with relocation, this requires the moving parent to prove relocation would benefit the child, despite moving away from the other parent. Read on to learn more about the process of relocating with…
If you have lost custody due to substance abuse, it may not be permanent. Read on to learn more about child custody in New Jersey and what to do if you have lost custody. How is Custody Determined in New Jersey? There are two main types of custody that can be awarded to a parent in the state of New Jersey: Physical Custody: This determines the individual with whom the child lives and spends…
Some divorce processes offer more control than others. For example, if you get divorced through the process of litigation, you are putting a number of important decisions in the hands of a judge. As a result, you may not agree with all of these decisions. In this case, you may be able to file an appeal. Read on to learn more. What Matters can be Appealed? It is important to know that you can file…
Parental alienation refers to when a parent manipulates their child in an attempt to turn the child against the other parent. Read on to learn more. What Does Parental Alienation Look Like? If your child is a victim of parental alienation, he or she may begin to act differently. It is important to look for the signs. For example, your child may begin to act distant, aggressive, or upset in your presence as a result…
Child support is one of the most important matters to determine during a divorce. Once the matters of your divorce have been finalized, they can be difficult to change. As a result, you may be wondering when child support payments can be terminated in New Jersey. Read on for more information. How Does the Court Determine the Amount of Child Support Payments? Generally, child support will be paid to the custodial parent by the non-custodial…