Monthly Archives: March 2012

No Child Left Behind: Moving with Your Children Post-Divorce

Your boss tells you they’re closing down the branch office you work for and moving your job to a city 200 miles away. He’s hoping you’ll be willing to relocate — even offers you a pay raise and financial help … Continue reading

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Take These 5 Steps Before Filing For Divorce

There is plenty of step-by-step advice out there on how to file for divorce. But in our experience, there’s almost no discussion of the preparations you need to do before filing. Filing for divorce is like skydiving: there’s an awful … Continue reading

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4 Key Traits for Finding the Best Divorce Lawyer & Questions to Ask

You’ve come to the end of the road: your marriage isn’t working, and you want out. But you don’t know the first thing about how to begin the divorce process, or what the steps are between filing and finalization. So … Continue reading

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Pet Peeves in Divorce Court: Deciding Custody of Animal Companions

For many of us, our pets are just like children. In recent decades, the question of “pet custody” has become a very real issue in divorce courts around the nation, especially when the break-up isn’t amicable. Court battles over pets … Continue reading

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Divorce After 50 — What’s Different About It?

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on a divorce boom among the over-50 crowd. “Gray divorce” is on the increase in spite of an overall trend of lower divorce rates. Although the WSJ’s article was exploring why this trend is … Continue reading

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Alimony Reform Close, But What Can You Do Now to Reduce Spousal Support?

Alimony reform is in the air in New Jersey. Following the lead of Massachusetts and Florida, legislation is being introduced to overhaul the state’s current rules for awarding spousal support, which many say are outdated for today’s economic conditions.

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Domestic Violence & Restraining Orders: What to Worry About With the New Jersey Process

The horrifying case of a New Jersey women stabbed 27 times by her ex-boyfriend who ignored a restraining order is a powerful reminder of how important it is for every victim of domestic violence to be backed up by the … Continue reading

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Divorce Tax Mistakes to Avoid

Ending a marriage is difficult enough. But if you’re recently separated or divorced, you have the added burden of figuring out a new and more complicated tax situation. In our founding partner’s most recent Huffington Post piece (see below for the … Continue reading

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Who Gets the House in a Divorce?

You’ve lived there for 20 years. Now one of you has to leave. And a central question in divorce is: Who gets the house? It may seem like getting the family home in the divorce settlement is a victory. But … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Take Before Meeting Your Divorce Attorney for the First Time

You’ve shopped around for a great divorce lawyer and now it’s time for your first meeting. What should you expect from your attorney – and how should you prepare? Here are five important steps to take before that all-important initial visit.

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