Finding Your Spouse’s Hidden Income

While the law requires both parties in a divorce to disclose all assets and sources of income (declared in the New Jersey Case Information Statement), unfortunately, not all spouses are completely forthcoming regarding financial matters. Suspicious that your spouse is hiding assets or extra income? Conducting a lifestyle analysis or requesting a formal accounting of financial records may be necessary in some cases to get a clear picture of personal and joint finances. But for many couples, a spouse’s hidden assets may actually be hiding in plain sight. Continue reading

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Asking Your Spouse To Consider Divorce Mediation

You’ve done your homework and decided that pursuing private divorce mediation is in your best interest for settling your divorce matter as quickly and painlessly as possible. But will your spouse see mediation in the same light? Here are some tips for how to introduce your spouse to the concept and benefits of mediation, and why it may be worth the two of you giving it a try. Continue reading

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Introducing Your Child to Your New Romantic Partner

Whether or not the relationship began during your marriage, or it’s one that didn’t start until after you were separated, when and how you introduce your child to your new romantic partner can set the tone for how your child views and relates to this person for years to come. Continue reading

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You Filed for Divorce — Now What?

Did you know January is called “Divorce Month” due to an annual uptick in divorce filings at the start of the new year? Filing this month can have its advantages. As we’ve blogged about before (Will Your New Year’s Resolutions Include Divorce?) and as this recent Yahoo Finance article on divorce points out, filing for divorce now avoids the stress of the holiday season, can make financial record keeping easier, and may be beneficial for tax purposes.

If you are planning to go ahead and file this month, or you just submitted all required documents and paperwork, you may be wondering — what’s next? Continue reading

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New Jersey’s “High Conflict” Parenting Coordinator Program Ends


As 2012 ended, so did New Jersey’s 5-year-old Parenting Coordinator Pilot Program. According to a notice sent from Acting Administrative Director of the Courts Glenn Grant, the decision to shut down the program as of Nov. 26, 2012 came at the request of the Conference of Presiding Family Judges and the Supreme Court’s Family Practice Committee. All approved placement forms for the program — which had been in place for local counties in Bergen, Middlesex, Morris, Sussex and Union vicinages — are now terminated. Likewise, the roster of parenting coordinators once found on the New Jersey Judiciary’s website is also gone. Continue reading

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Paying Alimony After a Spouse Remarries

When you are required to pay alimony, a former spouse taking on a new husband or wife usually means an end to support payments. But that’s not the case for one New Jersey couple who wound up in court after the spouse receiving alimony (in this case, the ex-husband) claimed he is still owed spousal support, despite his remarriage. A judge agreed with him, and now his ex-wife has lost three motions trying to prove otherwise. Continue reading

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Three Ways Cheating Can Affect Your Divorce Settlement

Cheating or an affair may have ended your marriage — but will infidelity impact the terms of your divorce settlement? Continue reading

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Jailed For Not Paying Alimony?

Updated! For the latest on this case, please see the note at the bottom of this post.

A New Jersey man has sat in jail for the last seven weeks on a “non-support” charge for allegedly failing to pay alimony.

Just another deadbeat ex, or does this story speak to the need for a more vigorous alimony reform debate in the state? Here’s a look at this very controversial case. Continue reading

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Will Your New Year’s Resolutions Include Divorce?

You may have seen one of our recent ads that, tongue-in-cheek, touts divorce as the diet that can help you get rid of 180 pounds of dead weight. Yes, we’re trying to inject some levity into a situation where there is usually very little to laugh about. But there is another reason why comparing divorce to diets seems apt. Continue reading

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The Gifts of Divorce – Holiday Shopping Ideas, Too!

It’s the thick of the holiday shopping season, a time when most of us are hitting up sale after sale in order to cross a few more names off this year’s gift buying list. However, when it comes to buying a gift for a friend or loved one going through the heartache of divorce, finding the perfect present may be a bit more difficult than picking out a new sweater or buying the latest tech gadget. Continue reading

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