Monthly Archives: August 2014

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

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 … Continue reading

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Questions to Ask a Divorce Attorney During an Initial Consultation

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 … Continue reading

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Hope Solo Domestic Violence Charges Involve Sister, Nephew

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 … Continue reading

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Robin Williams Alimony & Divorce Struggles: Taking A Closer Look

Robin Williams once joked that alimony is just a shortened form of “all the money” after two divorces on the part of the comedy legend cost him reportedly upwards of $30 million in alimony payouts to ex-wives Valerie Velardi and … Continue reading

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3 Secrets to Speeding Up the New Jersey Divorce Process

Is it possible to get a “quickie divorce” in New Jersey? The general benchmark for how long it takes to divorce in New Jersey stands at approximately 12 months (from filing to final decree), with some complex divorces cases taking … Continue reading

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Beginning the Divorce Process: Essential Documents Needed for Divorce

Once you have decided to divorce, an essential first step to take is to gather together all the many financial documents and legal records that will be needed as you move forward with the divorce process in New Jersey. Your … Continue reading

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Bergen County Suspends Lengthy Divorce & Family Law Trials

If you live in Bergen County and have a divorce or family law matter headed for trial, get ready for a possible delay or change of venue. In a newly released statement, Bergen County Assignment Judge Peter Doyne has announced … Continue reading

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New Jersey Child Support: Who Pays for Lessons, Sports & Extracurricular Activities?

When parents negotiate over child support payments, one issue that can cause a snag is figuring out how to share expenses involving a child’s extracurricular activities above and beyond typical education-related costs, including sports participation and private music lessons. What … Continue reading

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Rutgers Researchers Uncover New Tool For Empowering Victims of Domestic Violence

It’s an all-too common situation to find victims of domestic violence and their abusers still living together, even after numerous interventions by law enforcement or the presence of a domestic violence restraining order. Why do victims stay? It’s often because … Continue reading

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You’re Invited To Family Law Tuesday!

On the first Tuesday of each month on our Facebook page, we host Family Law Tuesday, our live Q&A chat to answer questions you have related to divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, asset division … Continue reading

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