Is divorce the best emotional decision for you to make right now? When you can’t get your marriage to work, it’s easy to think the grass could be greener somewhere else, but the truth is, it’s just different grass. Take time to decide if you – and your children – would really be better off on the other side of that fence by asking yourself these five questions. Read more
Do your kids blame you for your divorce — even if you’re not the one who initiated it? Here’s how everyone can gain a new perspective. Read more
Do you have an ex whose favorite pastime is bad-mouthing you? Take the high road! Read more
Back-to-school time can be chaotic and it can be even more stressful for parents who are divorced or separated. Suddenly, responsibilities for paying for new school clothes and book fees are blurred. You may be wondering who will pick up the kids from school or buy the school supplies. Here are three key tips to get you both on track and help you avoid conflicts as your kids head back to school: Read more
There is something uniquely special about the relationship that is formed when parents become grandparents and welcome grandkids into the family. But sometimes, due to separation or divorce, the relationship that grandparents enjoyed with their grandchildren becomes strained or even ends. There may be bitterness or anger between the divorced spouses and their former in-laws. Or, the parent with custody of the children may move further away from the grandparents making spending time together more difficult, time consuming and expensive.
What if you had a really strong relationship with your grandchildren? What if you watched them while their parents went to work? What if you saw them almost daily? Do you have the right to court-ordered visitation with them, even if one or both of their parents disagree? Read more
It can be so frustrating when your child’s other parent either refuses to pay support or pays on his or her own schedule. Bills are piling up, rent is due, but your child support is late or missing altogether. And, as the months are going by, child support arrears are building with no relief in sight. What can you do and where can you turn for assistance? There are several ways in which the courts in New Jersey can ensure that child support is paid to you. Here are a few: Read more
Before you call the movers, find out why it’s now more difficult for divorced parents to relocate from New Jersey with their kids, thanks to a new court ruling that forces parents to prove that out of state long-distance moves are truly in children’s “best interests.” Read more
Preparing for a high net worth divorce? Our easy to use checklist helps you track common issues that may be present when your divorce involves considerable assets and wealth.
With the advent and increase in same-sex marriage and relationships in the United States, more and more LGBT families are looking to expand their families and welcome children through the use of a gestational carrier, aka surrogacy. But, is this possible in New Jersey? Is surrogacy allowed and if so, what steps should you take to ensure a secure and smooth path to parenthood? Read more