The 9 Lowest Divorce Rates By Profession

Want to save your marriage? It might be time to switch careers. Read more

New US Supreme Court Ruling On Gun Possession & Domestic Violence

guns & domestic violence Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in the case of Voisine v. United States, a case that deals with domestic violence criminal convictions and gun possession. Already on the books is a federal law that prohibits those convicted of crimes involving domestic violence from owning or possessing firearms. Stephen Voisine and William Armstrong both pleaded guilty in state court (in their home state of Maine) to misdemeanor assaults on their domestic partners. Several years later, they were both charged with violating the federal law that prohibited them from possessing firearms and ammunition. Read more

3 Ways To Keep Emotions From Derailing Child Custody Negotiations

child custody questionsEmotional reactivity on the part of parents is the number one reason child custody negotiations fail. When your brain is hijacked by anger and grief, it’s hard to listen to your ex and consider that they may have a valid point of view. Are your emotions fueling your custody battle? Here are three things you can do to keep your emotions in check so you can focus on what’s truly important: the best interests of your children. Read more

LGBT Divorce, Marriage & Family Law Information

Are you in a same sex couple and getting married or divorced? Separating after being in a civil union or domestic partnership? Want to understand what happens about property division, alimony or child custody matters? Then you must check out our latest presentation on LGBT divorce and family law: Read more

How To End A Civil Union in New Jersey

ending a civil union Almost a decade ago in October of 2006, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in the case Lewis v. Harris that banning same-sex couples from the rights and benefits of marriage violated the constitutional promise of equality. The Court gave the New Jersey Legislature a deadline of 180 days to correct the violation, which prompted the legislature to create the separate status of civil unions. Under New Jersey’s new law, a civil union was legally recognized union of two individuals of the same sex.

Today, of course, same-sex marriage is the law of the land in the US, but many couples are still in these civil unions . And, like any couple who experiences differences in their relationship and is choosing to end it, couples who are in civil unions need advice on how to dissolve their civil unions. Read more

Child Custody Battle Breakthroughs: 4 Strategies That Really Work!

breaking through custody battlesCaught up in fighting with your soon-to-be former spouse — or in an all out war — over child custody? Get ready to put your custody battles behind you with these four steps for lowering conflict. Read more

Child Custody Evaluation: Expert Q&A With Dr. Edwin Rosenberg

Going through a child custody evaluation and want to know more about the process? In a recent episode of Family Law: Jersey Style, Bari Weinberger sat down with New Jersey child custody evaluation expert, Dr. Edwin A. Rosenberg, to discuss child custody evaluation basics and what you can expect. Read more

Divorce Financial Advice for Women: Expert Q&A With Jeff Landers, CDFA

Concerned about your financial future after divorce? As part of our Family Law Jersey Style series, Bari Weinberger spoke with Jeff Landers, founder of Bedrock Divorce Advisors, LLC, a divorce financial advisory firm that works exclusively with women throughout the United States. Jeff is also the author of many Amazon best-selling books including Divorce: Think Financially, Not Emotionally. In their discussion, Bari and Jeff discuss what a divorce financial advisor does, common financial concerns during divorce, and more. Read more

Dear Mom & Dad: This Is How I Want You To Act Now That You’re Divorced

questions kids have about divorceWhat can you do to make the transition of divorce as safe and loving as possible for your kids? From a child of divorce’s point of view, here is the story of nine-year-old Kate and how she finally got her parents to listen to her needs. Read more

LGBT Divorce and Property Division

same-sex divorceAs we mark the 1-year anniversary of marriage equality in the United States, it’s a good time time to take a look at the state of LGBT divorce. Just like straight couples, some LGBT couples may ultimately decide to end their marriage in divorce. Given past difficulties with the law, however, many LGBT couples who plan to file for divorce may find themselves wondering if the well-established family laws apply to them and their marriage just as they have applied to straight marriages for hundreds of years. Read more