We are delighted to announce that Jessica Ragno Sprague was recently installed as incoming President of the Passaic County Bar Association. Jessica’s term as Passaic Bar Association President begins on July 1, 2019. Read more
Your divorce from your narcissist is over, and now it’s time for repair and self care.
The narcissist’s abuse – some combination of emotional, physical and financial – caused you to question your reality, have difficulty setting boundaries (for fear of repercussion), and tolerate mistreatment. It’s time to recover your sense of self. If you have to co-parent, you will need to find ways to psychologically disengage from your ex. But even if you didn’t have children together, and are fortunate to never see your former spouse again, you still may struggle with the residual effects of narcissist abuse.
Has divorce stress got you down and out? Here are 7 ways to combat divorce depression and anxiety — so you can feel like yourself again. Read more
If you’ve just gotten engaged, chances are talking about how you’ll divide assets in case of divorce is the last thing you want to do. But with more people entering into marriage with substantial assets and substantial debt, everyone – not just the rich — could gain from having a prenup. Here are 5 reasons why you need a prenuptial agreement: Read more
Divorce can be one of the most difficult life events that anyone can go through – but that doesn’t mean that you have to be a victim of it. By developing smart strategies for divorce, you can take control and manage how you experience it. Here’s how: Read more
Getting married soon? Considering putting seeing a therapist on wedding prep to do list.
Why go to pre-marriage therapy? Many couples enter marriage without a clear understanding of their differences, or the things they each might be doing to invite conflict. Investing in premarital counseling and seeing a therapist — together — is a great way to strengthen your relationship and safeguard your new marriage.
Here are four ways a therapist can help. Read more
Worried that asking your fiancé for a prenup will kill the romance? Or, worse, end the relationship? While it’s not an easy conversation, there are ways to talk about a prenuptial agreement that will open the lines of communication and bring the two of you closer together. Done right, a prenup can actually help prevent disagreements during the marriage by clarifying expectations.
Read on for some guidelines to keep in mind when asking your fiancé for a prenup. Read more
Bari Z. Weinberger has been named to the list of New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families for 2019, as voted on by the readers of New Jersey Family magazine. Read more
Is my friend being abused by their partner?
This is a difficult question to ask, and answer. The signs of domestic violence can be subtle, and even invisible. Verbal abuse, psychological manipulation, and financial exploitation are frequently present with or without physical violence, or physical evidence. If violence is physical, it’s often explained away as being clumsy or having an accident.
Domestic violence affects people of both genders and all walks of life. Here are 5 signs to help you better understand if what your friend is going through domestic abuse. Read more
As if divorce weren’t stressful enough, going to court to ligate battles over custody and other high stakes issues can drive negative emotions to new heights. When it’s your day in court, you really do want to do everything you can to be calm, cool and collected. First, it’s important for your peace of mind, and second, maintaining your composure is critical for putting your best foot forward in front of the judge.
What helps to avoid “divorce court stress”? Here are some guidelines to help you manage your emotions during this difficult time. Read more
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