Monthly Archives: March 2014

What is “Conscious Uncoupling”?

In headline-making news yesterday, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their marital separation through a blog post on Paltrow’s lifestyle site, Goop.com titled “Conscious Uncoupling“: “It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate,” the pair … Continue reading

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Senate Panel Approves Bill To Cut Off New Jersey Child Support At Age 19

Is New Jersey child support about to undergo a fundamental change? With bill S-1046, allowing for the end of child support payments once the child reaches the age of 19 recently advanced by a Senate Judiciary panel, we appear to … Continue reading

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Ex-Husband’s Refusal Give Jewish Divorce ‘Get’ Called Act of Domestic Abuse

The New York Times recently reported about the story of Lonna Kin, a 52-year New York woman who says she is being held hostage by ex-husband Meir Kin over his refusal to grant her a “get,” the document required by … Continue reading

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Johnny Weir Marital Split Marks New Jersey’s First High Profile Same-Sex Divorce

Same-sex marriage was legalized in New Jersey in October 2013, but it took until March 2014 for New Jersey’s first high profile same-sex divorce, when Bergen County resident and Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir announced that he and husband, attorney … Continue reading

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The Aga Khan & The German Princess: How Long Does Divorce Take When Billions Are At Stake?

The Aga Khan, well-known spiritual leader to millions of Muslims, has finalized his divorce from a German princess after nearly a decade of legal disputes, according to a statement released last week. The Aga Khan and ex-wife, Gabriele Zu Leiningen, … Continue reading

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Thinking Ahead: The Power of a Prenup

With spring almost here, wedding season is on the way. If your nuptials will take place sometime in the coming months, have you taken a moment to think about the road ahead, after the ceremony and honeymoon, when “real life” … Continue reading

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5 Divorce Apps Offering “Smart” Advice From Your Phone

Looking through Huffington Post Divorce’s list of smartphone apps for managing post-divorce issues made us curious about iPhone and Android apps that might help during separation and throughout the divorce process. How can your smartphone help make your smarter about … Continue reading

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Extracurricular Activities, Graduate School on the Line in New Jersey Child Support Decisions

In New Jersey, two recently decided court cases show just far-reaching state family law is concerning the burden of parents to pay child support costs, especially in the area of education.

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Questions Arise: What is Constructive Abandonment in the Rachel Canning Case

Developments in the Rachel Canning case continue to have New Jersey parents, and indeed, parents throughout the entire country, scratching their heads in bewilderment. The court has ordered both parties to provide trial briefs discussing “constructive emancipation” and “constructive abandonment.” … Continue reading

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Canning v. Canning and the Question of Constructive Emancipation

“THIS MATTER having been brought before the Court by way of an Order to Show cause filed by the Plaintiff, Rachel Canning, represented by Tanya N. Helfand, Esq., and notice having been provided to the Defendants, Sean Canning and Elizabeth … Continue reading

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