The Newest “Trend” in Adultery: What Is Microcheating?

Is your spouse thinking about having an affair? In today’s digital age, the answer to this question could be hiding in plain sight on social media.  Read more

How To Keep Your Divorce Private When You’re Under Public Scrutiny

Kevin Costner is having a tough time keeping his messy divorce from wife Christine Baumgartner under wraps. Sources close to both parties have leaked details to the press about the couple’s haggling over finances, their home, and Christine’s request for $250,000 in monthly child support.

However, even when the paparazzi and tabloids are not following your every move, it’s still easy to feel the sting of public scrutiny when it comes to your divorce: co-workers wondering why your address has changed; questions from neighbors when spotting a moving van; DMs from friends on social media inquiring why your spouse is conspicuously absent in your latest vacation photos.

The inquiring minds in your immediate circles can be just as tenacious as TMZ in finding out the details of your divorce, and that’s why it can be critical to develop a privacy strategy to help you navigate awkward questions and effectively manage social media during divorce.

Need a strategy for protecting your privacy? Keep the following tips in mind when fielding prying questions at work, or on Facebook and Instagram.

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NJ Judge Shortage Crisis: More Divorce Trial Suspensions Announced

Due to New Jersey’s ongoing judge shortage crisis and the staggering case backlog it has created for courts in the state, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner recently announced that starting today, July 31, 2023, civil and matrimonial trials in the Passaic Vicinage are suspended, with very limited exceptions.  Read more

“Giving The Get” In A Jewish Divorce: Here’s What You Need To Know

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The Get is an essential part of the Jewish divorce process, and without it, spouses remain religiously married even if they have obtained a civil divorce. Do you need to get (or give) a Get in your divorce? Here are answers to commonly asked questions about Jewish divorce with tips for how to make the Get a seamless part of your overall divorce strategy. Read more

How To Create A Pet Custody Plan

how to create a pet custody planMost people view their pets as members of their family, so there is little surprise that deciding “custody” of furry friends can be a contentious issue in breakups and divorce cases. Pet custody issues are common. As mentioned in a recent news article, 27% of split-ups involve deciding pet ownership!

If you are in the process of deciding what’s best for your furry friends, here are some low-conflict tips for constructing a pet custody plan that works for everyone involved – including your pet!  Read more

My Spouse Committed Financial Fraud Against Me: How Do I Protect Myself?

Experiencing financial fraud can be a devastating and overwhelming experience. When it’s your spouse who has committed the financial fraud, however, an already difficult situation is made even worse, bringing with it difficult feelings of betrayal and confusion about what to do next. Read more

What Happens To Joint Credit Cards When You Divorce? 

Divorce can be a financially challenging process. One area that often causes confusion and concern is credit card management. What happens to all those joint credit cards you and your spouse have used for years? Should you cancel the cards? Who is responsible for the debt and repayments? What should you do to protect your credit?

Here are some answers to consider as you navigate through one of divorce’s trickier financial issues. Read more

Avoid The 2023 Court Quagmire & Speed Up Your Divorce! 

Speed Up Your Divorce 2The latest news on the family court backlog in New Jersey is nothing short of alarming. Due to the ongoing judicial court vacancy crisis, a difficult decision has been made to suspend divorce trials in several NJ counties beginning February 21, 2023. Read more

How To Speed Up Your Divorce in 2023

speeding up your divorce in 2023Getting a divorce in New Jersey in 2023? If you decide on court litigation to resolve your issues, be prepared that your divorce could take a very long time to proceed.

The reason why: New Jersey’s judicial shortage crisis has created an overburdened court system and unprecedented case backlog in the family courts. According to the latest statistics from the New Jersey Judiciary, 4600 divorce cases are currently stuck in limbo. Under current conditions, if you are waiting for your “day in court,” that day could take a very long time to arrive.

However, there is some good news in this, which is that fast-tracking your divorce can still be a reality. As our firm’s founder Bari Weinberger wrote in her new article for the New Jersey Law Journal, Divorce in 2023: What NJ Spouses Need to Consider,  pursuing out-of-court settlement methods can sidestep the backlog and keep your divorce moving towards a swift and satisfying resolution.

If your goal is to divorce with speed, here are some smart choices you can make to still reach this goal. Read more

Got Co-Parenting Problems? Try These Solutions

co-parenting problemsKim Kardashian recently opened up about co-parenting with ex-husband Kanye West, offering the very honest appraisal that, “It’s hard. S–t like co-parenting, it’s really f—— hard.” Sound familiar? If co-parenting with your ex has become difficult or feels downright impossible, here are some tips for overcoming conflicts and common problems so you can get on with the important task of raising your kids.  Read more