In New York State, Termination of Parental Rights Cases Vary By County: Two Family Law Experts Explore Why

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group is pleased to announce the publication of “Termination of Parental Rights in New York State: Why Such a Variation By County?” coauthored by Bari Z. Weinberger, our firm’s founder managing partner, and Daniel Pollack, professor of social work at Yeshiva University. The article appears in the July issue of the peer reviewed academic journal Family Court Review, published by Wiley. Read more

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Answers For Your Divorce & Family Law Questions

ask a divorce or family law questionHappy 4th of July! Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group wishes everyone a very safe and peaceful long weekend. Our offices throughout New Jersey will be closing at 3 pm on Thursday, July 2, 2020 in observance of the Independence Day holiday, and will reopen bright and early on July 6 at 8:30 AM for regular business hours.

We understand that if you are considering divorce or dealing with a family law matter, the questions and concerns on your mind don’t take a holiday. We want you to know that we are here for you all weekend long Read more

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5 Lessons From The UK’s “Most Expensive Divorce”

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Need some motivation to keep negotiations on track in your divorce? 

Look no further than the divorce of Russian oligarch Farkhad Akhmedov and his ex-wife Tatiana Akhmedova. Their divorce is billed as the “most expensive divorce” in the history of the United Kingdom, and may soon be called “the longest” as the bitter feuds shows no signs of slowing.  Read more

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What Happens When One Spouse Refuses To Honor A Prenup?

What Happens When One Spouse Refuses To Honor A Prenup?

Israeli socialite and reality TV celebrity Nicol Raidman is divorcing her billionaire husband of 11 years, oligarch Michael Cherney. Their split is billed as the “most expensive divorce” to ever take place in Israel.  

It may also be one of the most contentious, as per reports, Raidman has already made claims that Cherney failed to honor his prenuptial agreement with her, which promised Raidman $25 million in any settlement.

How might a judge view Cherney’s refusal to honor the terms?  

If this high net worth divorce were to take place in New Jersey, here is what the couple could expect…  Read more

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FAQ: Can A Marriage Be Saved Once One Spouse Files For Divorce?

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Once one spouse files for divorce, it creates an official court record and a “docket number” for the case. This action essentially puts the divorce in forward motion. Even if the other spouse opposes the divorce, responses will be required and court hearing dates will be assigned. The divorce is “on.”

But this still doesn’t mean that divorce is inevitable. Read more

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How Do You Enforce A Prenuptial Agreement In Your Divorce? 

Singer and talk show host Kelly Clarkson recently filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock, her husband of seven years.

The reasons for their split are unclear, but in legal papers made public last week, one aspect of their divorce is crystal clear: According to Clarkson’s filing, the couple signed a prenuptial agreement in 2013 just five days before they wed. 

What happens when a prenup is part of divorce? Here’s what Kelly could expect.  Read more

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Trapped In Lockdown With Your Ex? 5 Action Steps To Get Your Divorce Moving Again 

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When New Jersey’s COVID-19 stay at home orders went into effect in March, many divorcing spouses across the state found themselves in the not so ideal situation of needing to stay together under one roof.

These circumstances may have led some couples to consider reconciling. But for most, spending these last few months trapped together has been an uncomfortable purgatory, with the divorce process feeling scattered and stuck.

Have your divorce plans been derailed by COVID-19? Check out these 5 key action steps you can take to get your divorce moving again.  Read more

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High Profile Divorce in New York: What Should Mary Kate Olsen Do?

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In high profile divorce news out of New York, actress Mary Kate Olsen made headlines this week when her request for an emergency filing for divorce from husband Olivier Sarkozy was denied by the New York courts.  Read more

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For Divorce Privacy, Choose Your Grounds Wisely 

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Almost every celebrity divorce is ripe for gossip. But since reality star Kristin Cavallari and former pro football player Jay Cutler announced their split last week, the pair has found themselves in a media firestorm of speculation over their marriage’s demise. 

What has put this particular celebrity divorce in the spotlight? It all stems from a very basic divorce mistake: Not understanding the privacy consequences of choosing certain grounds for divorce.  Read more

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What If You Get Sick? Protecting Your Children With a Power of Attorney 

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It is the thought keeping parents up at night: Who will take care of my children if I come down with COVID-19?

If you are married, you may be counting on your spouse to shoulder care duties. But what if you both fall ill with coronavirus? If you’re divorced, will your child’s co-parent be reliable or fully available? The answers aren’t always so clear. Read more

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