What Does NJ Alimony Reform Mean for Your Divorce?

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On September 9, 2014, the lengthy push for alimony reform in New Jersey came to a conclusion when Governor Christie signed A-845, a set of new laws that will make significant changes to New Jersey’s alimony system.

What does this mean for you? Continue reading

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Divorce Horror Story: Attack of the Shark Attorney

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When Peter and Brenna separated after 13 years of marriage, they had some issues to work out. Peter’s investment portfolio included several pieces of real estate. Brenna had left her career to stay home with the children (an eight year old and three year old twins) and was worried about how she would support herself. Still, they were sure they could come to an amicable resolution. Peter told Brenna that he was willing to pay her alimony, give her primary custody of the children, and try to figure out a way for her to stay in the family home. Continue reading

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5 Dirty Tricks Divorcing Spouses Play On Each Other

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For every divorcing couple that commits to making the process of ending their marriage as fair and friendly as possible, there are those vindictive spouses who just can’t resist playing dirty tricks during divorce. What kinds of traps should you be on the lookout for? Here are some underhanded schemes and deceptions that are unfortunately all too common: Continue reading

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Kids & Divorce: Which Parent Buys School Supplies?

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The school year for students in most New Jersey school districts is now in its first full week. Still tracking down school supplies? As parents of school-age children know, stocking up on clothing and notebooks — and even things like iPads and laptops — can be quite a project, not to mention a substantial expense. Separated or divorced parents often wonder if they are shouldering too much of the burden. Who is supposed to pay for all of this stuff anyway? Continue reading

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Study: Is Facebook To Blame For Your Divorce?

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It turns out that spending countless hours interacting with online friends can negatively affect your most important real life relationship — the one with your spouse, according to a new Boston University-led study that appears to have found the strongest link yet that Facebook use ups the odds for marital dissatisfaction and divorce. Continue reading

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Spyware & Stealth Smartphone Apps: Is High Tech Spying On Your Spouse Legal?

iStock_000006340524Small It’s a common situation we hear about when adultery (either actual or suspected) is involved in the demise of a marriage: one spouse decides to spy on the other. While in years past, snooping on a spouse usually entailed rifling through purses or pockets (or hiring a private investigator to catch cheaters in the act), in this day and age, spousal snooping more often involves hacking into email accounts and installing tracer apps on smartphones. Beyond the moral issues any form of spying raises, are these high tech forms of snooping even legal? Continue reading

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Join Us For Family Law Tuesday, Our LIVE Facebook Q&A Chat!

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What questions do you have about divorce and family law? On Tuesday, September 2 (tonight), Weinberger Law Group will hold Family Law Tuesday, our monthly Facebook Q&A chat, and you’re invited! From 8 to 9 PM, we’ll be LIVE answering your questions related to New Jersey divorce, child support, alimony, child custody, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, asset division, and more. Ask your question tonight or send us a Facebook PM anytime and we will answer it during the hour. All you need to do is join our Facebook page and then watch for tonight’s post. Continue reading

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Billionaire Divorce a Lesson in Passive vs. Active Marital Asset Division

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Texas oilman Harold Hamm’s $17 billion dollar divorce from his wife of 25 years, Sue Ann, is set to potentially become the largest divorce settlement in history.

But not if Hamm has anything to do with it.

The billionaire, who never signed a prenuptial agreement, is making a bid to protect his high net worth with a little known aspect of marital asset division called active vs. passive assets. Continue reading

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Questions to Ask a Divorce Attorney During an Initial Consultation

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Once you and your spouse have made the decision to divorce, choosing the attorney who will represent and guide you through the legal process of ending your marriage can be the most important divorce-related decision you’ll make.

Who do you pick? Even if you’ve received a referral to a New Jersey family law attorney from a friend or relative, it’s still critical to check the attorney’s qualifications, including his or her familiarity and expertise with New Jersey family law. The best way to find out what you need to know is to set up a consultation (note: WLG offers a free 1-hour in-person consultation). When you do speak, consider asking a prospective attorney the following specific questions: Continue reading

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Hope Solo Domestic Violence Charges Involve Sister, Nephew

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In domestic violence news, soccer superstar Hope Solo, 33, has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor domestic violence in the assault of her sister and 17-year-old nephew that occurred in late June. Solo has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial in November. Continue reading

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