Divorce & Adultery: Is It Cheating To Have An Emotional Affair?

It started off innocently enough. Amy (name changed), age 39 and married for 10 years, received a friend request on Facebook from Scott, her first “real” boyfriend in college. Continue reading

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Telling The Difference Between Marital & Separate Property

When you divorce in New Jersey, it’s the state’s equitable distribution law that lays the basis for how a couple’s property is to be divided. Under New Jersey equitable distribution, property is classified as belonging to one of two categories, either it’s marital property, which is property considered owned by both you and your spouse; or it’s separate or non-marital property, which means it is something considered to belong to you or your spouse individually.

How can tell the difference between the two? Here are 10 quick and general guidelines for helping to determine whether the asset — or debt! — is marital or separate/non-marital property. Continue reading

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In Surrogacy Case, Infertile Woman Fights To Be Named Legal Mother

In its annual look back at notable law cases argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court over the past year, the New Jersey Law Journal highlights a case that divided the court on the rights of infertile women. Namely, should an infertile woman who uses a surrogate to have a baby be allowed to be named on the child’s birth certificate as mother, or is the woman required to go through the New Jersey adoption process first before being considered a child’s legal mother? Continue reading

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Weinberger Law Group Attorney Featured Speaker at Department of Families & Children Seminar

Weinberger Law Group is pleased to announce that associate attorney Veronica R. Norgaard, Esq. will be the featured speaker at the upcoming Young Lawyers 101 CLE Seminar: “Department of Families and Children 101,” held Thursday, November 14, 2013. The event is sponsored by the Middlesex County Bar Association. Continue reading

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10 Lessons Learned from Celebrity Divorces

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Celebrity divorces happen all the time. So what have these famous faces learned from their marital mistakes? Turns out, a lot! From finally loving yourself to being a better parent, check out the life lessons these 10 celebrities say have been a direct result of their divorce. Continue reading

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Divorce Vacations!

With Labor Day coming up soon, it’s the perfect time for a long weekend getaway. And if you are separated or recently divorced? Taking a solo trip may exactly what you need to feel refreshed and ready to embrace your new life. Where should you head on your first “divorce vacation”? Travel + Leisure magazine recently named its “Best Places to Travel After a Divorce,” a list of 20 destinations in the U.S. and around the world that fit the bill for newly divorced travelers — from spa trips to surfing school with others fresh off a break up. Continue reading

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Weinberger Law Group Cover Story for New Jersey Legal Leaders – Top Rated Lawyers

Congratulations to Bari Weinberger and staff at Weinberger Law Group! We’re pleased to announce that Bari and the rest of the Weinberger team are a featured lawyer/law firm cover story for New Jersey Legal Leaders – Top Rated Lawyers, an annual supplement compiled by ALM publications. Continue reading

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During Home Remodeling Projects, 1 In 10 Couples Consider Divorce

Remodeling can add value to your home, but the stress involved with gutting and rebuilding the kitchen or adding on an addition can also remodel your marriage. According to a recent online survey from home design website, Houzz.com, 46 percent of couples reported feeling more frustrated with their spouse during the redecorating and remodeling process, with a full 12 percent admitting to contemplating separation or divorce by mid-remodel. Continue reading

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NJ Supreme Court Rules In Battle Over Kids’ Last Name Change

If you’re thinking about changing your child’s last name post-divorce, make sure you can give a judge a compelling reason why doing is a benefit to the child. That’s the message in a new New Jersey Surpreme Court ruling in which a Burlington County woman’s name changes for her children were overturned. Continue reading

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Co-Parenting: Six Tips For A Successful School Year

As school districts across New Jersey begin preparations for another school year, what are you doing to prepare for “back to school” as a newly divorced or separated parent? If you’re wondering how to combine co-parenting and school obligations, here are some tips to ease the transition: Continue reading

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