What Happens When A Spouse Dies During Divorce? A New NJ Law Provides Clarity

Divorce cases are full of unexpected twists and turns. One of the most disturbing twists is when a spouse dies during the divorce process. Although this is fortunately not common, when it does happen, the conflict between family law and estate law can throw a wrench into the divorce case. As of January 8, 2024, a new law amends New Jersey’s equitable distribution and estates statutes to resolve this conflict.

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How To Speed Up Your Divorce in New Jersey in 2024

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Are you getting divorced in 2024? Are you looking to speed up your divorce but are trapped in the New Jersey Court system? Here’s how you can take control over your divorce and move forward with your life… Read more

Getting A Divorce In 2024? Here Are The 4 New Divorce Mistakes You Must Avoid

Getting a divorce in 2024 in New Jersey? Here is what to expect.

Making the decision to divorce in 2024?

Here’s what you need to know right now: The process of getting a divorce in New Jersey in 2024 is different from even just a few years ago. This is not your Aunt Patty’s divorce, or even your best friend’s pre-Covid split.

In 2024, new issues that frequently complicate the ending of a marriage include: Read more

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