Benefits Of Mediation For Child Custody Matters: Expert Q&A With Diane Lang

As a parent, you want what’s best for your kids. But how does this translate in real terms when you’re getting a divorce? Bari Weinberger recently spoke with certified psychotherapist Diane Lang to discuss the consequences of divorce battles for kids and how divorcing parents can emotionally protect children using mediation, a low conflict method for deciding child custody. Is mediation right for you? In the following Q&A, Diane shares her perspective as a therapist. Read more

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Hosts Parental Alienation Workshop with Lakewood Therapist Nina Kaweblum

parental alienation workshop in FreeholdParental alienation can have both devastating and lasting effects on parent-child relationships, so what can you do to protect yourself and your children from the destructive actions of an alienating co-parent? Read more

In Private Adoption Cases, Disadvantaged Parents Have Right to an Attorney

right to an adoption attorneyIn New Jersey, when the State attempted to terminate a parent’s rights and give that child to an adoptive family, if the parent was poor, they were entitled to a public defender in that action, just as a poor criminal defendant is entitled to pro bono representation in criminal cases. The court system provides free legal representation to poor parents to defend against termination of their parental rights sought by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, formally known as DYFS. Read more

Announcing Our New Somerset County Divorce & Family Law Offices in Bedminster

divorce & family law firm in new jerseyWeinberger Divorce & Family Law Group is pleased to announce the opening of our firm’s newly relocated and expanded Somerset County divorce and family law offices, now open in Bedminster.

The move from Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group’s former location in Basking Ridge reflects our firm’s established presence in the area, and is in direct response to client demand. “Our new office space is larger and in a location that clients let us know is convenient for their busy lives,” Weinbeger Law Group founder and managing partner, Bari Z. Weinberger explains.

Located on Route 202/206, the new offices are only a stone’s throw from the interchange of Routes 78 and 287. “For our local clients and our many clients who commute or live in Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex counties, this will make coming in to see us easier than ever. We are happy to offer all of our divorce and family law clients this added layer of ease and accommodation,” Weinberger adds.

Serving all of your divorce and family law needs, our Somerset County family law attorneys can now be found at:

135 US Highway 202/206, Suite 8
Bedminster, NJ  07921
Phone: (908) 333-4000
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No matter where you are in New Jersey, a Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group office is close to you, including our four other office locations serving clients throughout New Jersey in Parsippany, Freehold, Hackensack and Mount Laurel.

Are you going through a divorce or family law matter? Our powerful team of family law attorneys are here to provide you with the legal guidance necessary to protect your children, secure your assets, and safeguard your future. Please contact us to schedule your free confidential attorney consultation.

The Unique Challenges of a High Net Worth Divorce in New Jersey

high net worth divorceAre you facing a high net worth divorce and want to know your options? In New Jersey, you are not alone. As recently reported, one New Jersey town cracked the nation’s top 25 most expensive ZIP codes. That town would be Alpine, located in Bergen County, where high income families are common and median sale prices for homes top $2.3 million. Bergen County, in general, is an very expensive place to live, with at least three more Bergen County towns among the most expensive places to live in the state: Wyckoff, Mahwah and Ridgewood. So what happens when couples in these pricey areas decide to divorce? Here are some of the unique divorce challenges couples with high net worth face in costly New Jersey. Read more

Highest & Lowest Divorce Rates By Profession

Want to avoid divorce? It might be time to switch careers.

As researchers have uncovered, certain professions appear to wreak havoc on marital relationships…while other jobs can lead to marital bliss. Can you guess which careers in the United States are associated with the highest and lowest divorce rates? Take a look at our infographic for answers!

divorce rates by profession

Data is sourced from a 2010 study by Radford University researchers Shawn P. McCoy & Michael G. Aamodt

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Whatever your profession, if you are contemplating divorce, we encourage you to speak with one of our skilled family law attorneys. We can help you explore all your legal options and guide you on the path that is best for you. Please contact us today to schedule your free confidential consultation.

Court Imputation of Income is Too Low for Child Support

child support appealDo you disagree with the way your child support award was calculated? In the recent, unpublished case of Marino v. Marino, the New Jersey Appellate Court sided with a father who did not agree with the lower court’s imputation of only $9,366 per year for his wife’s income. Mr. and Ms. Marino were divorced in 2009 and had one child, aged seventeen at the time of this case. Ms. Marino asked the court for permission to move with the child to Delaware in August 2010 and during that case, she told the court one of the reasons for the relocation was a job offer that would pay her more than the approximately $43,000 job she had in New Jersey. Read more

Want A Quick Divorce? Mediation May Be The Answer

mediation saves time and moneyWhen divorcing spouses cannot or will not work out their differences, they may end up before the courts in a divorce trial. The trial itself often takes several days, if not weeks, and the hearings that precede the trial can take months or even years in some cases. Is there an alternative to this frequently drawn out process? Yes. It’s a way to divorce known as mediation. As a divorce process, mediation can save couples time (and money) and the stress of a divorce trial. Read more

Property Division and Divorce: What’s Worth Fighting For?

dividing property in your divorceThere are many issues that can arise during your divorce, such as custody of your children, spousal support or parenting time. But, most divorcing couples also face questions about dividing up marital property in their divorce. What is fair way to divide what you have acquired? What is “pre-marital” property? What about the marital home? Read more

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Future Proofing Your Child Support Arrangements

future proofing child supportIn case you haven’t heard, there is a new phenomenon sweeping the globe called “future proofing” your children. It is a sort of movement started by author and speaker, Nikki Bush, in her popular book, Future-Proof Your Child. The focus of the book is coming to an understanding, as parents, or really as any type of care giver to a child, of the future. What types of jobs will be available for children twenty years from now? What types of education will be most valuable? What about technology and its role down the line?

While it is, of course, important to prepare children for their futures as best we can, is there a way to prepare ourselves for the financial support of our kids, until they are finally able to leave the nest and support themselves? Separated parents face a complicated situation where both of them are financially responsible for the care and well-being of their child. This is complicated because each parent is also supporting their own separate household, which was not an issue when still living together. Salaries may remain but costs have increased, sometimes, dramatically.

So, how can you “future proof” your child support arrangement with your ex? Read more