3 Secret Tax Deductions You Can Claim After Divorce

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One silver lining of divorce? You may own Uncle Sam a little less when filing this year’s federal income taxes. Before April’s tax deadline, make sure to double-check your calculations to avoid missing out on these three often overlooked divorce-related deductions. Continue reading

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Child Custody: Don’t Take My Kids

iStock_000016682576XSmallWe recently blogged about the case of Paul Eksteen, a New Jersey father fighting for the return of his 11-year-old son from Paraguay. Eksteen’s son left the U.S. with his mother in late 2013, despite a court order demanding the mother relinquish the son’s passport. Eksteen recently filed international kidnapping charges against his ex-wife and is attempting to have his son returned to New Jersey to settle the child custody dispute.

Cases such as Paul Eksteen’s highlight the dire consequences and legal charges that can result when serious child custody disputes go unresolved. If you believe your former spouse has plans to flee the state or country with your child, or if other problems have cropped up with your parenting arrangement, including tense relations, failure to comply with the existing order, or even parental alienation, you may be wondering how you can safeguard yourself and your children from possible worst case scenarios, including parental abduction.

What can you do to keep your kids safe? Here are five actions to consider: Continue reading

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Weinberger Law Group Family Law Attorneys Named To New Jersey Super Lawyers List

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We are pleased to announce that ten of our Weinberger Law Group family law attorneys have been included in the 2015 list of New Jersey Super Lawyers and Super Lawyer Rising Stars. They are… Continue reading

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Trying to Modify Your Child Custody Plan? Here Are 3 Steps To Take Right Now

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Is your current parenting time or child visitation plan just not working out? If you are considering seeking modification to an existing New Jersey child custody order, it will be important for you to provide evidence as to why a change to your custody order is in the best interests of your child.

What kind of evidence can shed light on why a new custody arrangement or visitation schedule is needed? Here are three key pieces of evidence to have on hand. Continue reading

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Study: Divorce More Likely When Wife Becomes Seriously Ill

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A new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior has found that when wives take ill, marriages are more likely to end in divorce. Continue reading

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New Jersey Divorce Chronicles Part 4: Why “Coming out Swinging” Could Backfire

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In part 2 and part 3 of our continuing blog series on avoiding common divorce mistakes, we looked at two different approaches to hiring a divorce attorney. In part 1 of our series, we introduced you to our two New Jersey couples: Robert & Sharon and Jason & Melissa. In this installment, we’ll take a look at Robert & Sharon’s divorce to see how one of our subject’s choice of attorney impacts the beginning of the divorce process. Continue reading

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New Jersey Father Embroiled in International Child Custody Case Alleges Kidnapping Charges Against Former Wife

Making headlines this week is the case of Paul Eksteen, a Morris County father caught up in an international child custody dispute with his ex-wife, Rosita Berdichevsky. In November 2013, Berdichevsky left the country with the couple’s son and relocated to her home country of Paraguay, despite a NJ court order calling for her to surrender the child’s passport. After attempting for over a year to convince Berdichevsky to return with their son to New Jersey and settle their matter in a U.S. court, Eksteen filed criminal charges against Berdichevsky on February 12, 2015, accusing his former wife of kidnapping, criminal restraint and interference with custody. Continue reading

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Weinberger Law Group Honored Among “Best Places To Work In NJ” For Second Year In A Row

BestPlacesLogo2015cmykWe are pleased to announce that Weinberger Law Group has been named a Best Places to Work in NJ for 2015! This is the second consecutive year our law firm has made NJBIZ magazine’s annual list of top 100 workplaces in the state, and we couldn’t be prouder! Congratulations to everyone at WLG for this well-deserved recognition. Continue reading

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3 Tips for Negotiating Alimony Payments

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Whether you are the spouse who will pay alimony, or you are the spouse who will receive payments, if spousal support is on the table in your divorce, you may be wondering how to make sure you get the fairest deal possible. Even with new New Jersey alimony reform laws in effect since last year, calculating alimony is still open to interpretation and, in many cases, negotiation. If you and your soon-to-be former spouse are attempting to come to your own terms in your divorce (rather than go to court), here are three tips for negotiating an alimony settlement that strikes a balance. Continue reading

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NJ Same-Sex Couple’s Custody Battle with Sperm Donor Could Set Precedent

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A same-sex couple has challenged the parental rights of sperm donors in a court case that could change New Jersey law governing conception via artificial insemination. Continue reading

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