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Decided to Divorce? Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Moving Out of the Family Home

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When spouses make the decision to separate or divorce, the next step typically involves one spouse moving out of the family home. But is this next step the right step? If you are the spouse thinking about moving out, make sure you have considered all the potential legal ramifications of leaving your home.

Should you stay or go? Here are four questions you need to be able to answer before making a move:
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5 Smartphone Apps to Make Divorce Less Stressful

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Let your smartphone or mobile device give you an assist in your divorce with these easy-to-use apps that help with everything from co-parenting to calculating asset splits. Read more

New Jersey Divorce Chronicles, Part 7: Calming Troubled Waters

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In our last installment of our ongoing blog series on common mistakes made during divorce, we looked at how Sharon’s aggressive approach impacted initial developments in her child custody dispute. Today we’ll see if our second subject, Jason, does any better. Read more

3 Pitfalls To Avoid When Dividing Marital Assets in Divorce

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You and your soon-to-be former spouse have laid your marital assets on the table and now it’s time to divvy up who gets what in your divorce. During this part of the divorce process — negotiating distribution of joint assets — be aware that any missteps you make can turn what could have been a fair settlement into one that puts you at financial risk. With the stakes this high, what traps should you be on the lookout for? Here’s how to avoid three common asset division mistakes. Read more

3 Secret Tax Deductions You Can Claim After Divorce

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One silver lining of divorce? You may own Uncle Sam a little less when filing this year’s federal income taxes. Before April’s tax deadline, make sure to double-check your calculations to avoid missing out on these three often overlooked divorce-related deductions. Read more

Trying to Modify Your Child Custody Plan? Here Are 3 Steps To Take Right Now

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Is your current parenting time or child visitation plan just not working out? If you are considering seeking modification to an existing New Jersey child custody order, it will be important for you to provide evidence as to why a change to your custody order is in the best interests of your child.

What kind of evidence can shed light on why a new custody arrangement or visitation schedule is needed? Here are three key pieces of evidence to have on hand. Read more

Divorce: Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

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If you will be filing for divorce in the new year, it’s time to start actively planning how you want your divorce to unfold and the shape you want your life to take post-divorce. Practically speaking, it is to your advantage to get organized and set goals and priorities as early on in the divorce process as possible. As the saying goes, “fail to plan, plan to fail.”

So what exactly should your divorce plans entail? Here are 7 key areas to give careful consideration. Read more

5 Things NOT to Do When Filing For Divorce

dos and donts on blackboardIf you are considering divorce, you have probably made yourself a lengthy list of all the many “DOs” the divorce process will require of you. But what about the “DONTs” of divorce? Here’s a look at our top five things you either shouldn’t worry about as you file for divorce — or should downright avoid. It might be a good idea to keep a separate list for these: Read more

5 Steps to Take Before Filing for Divorce

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You’ve decided to get a divorce, so now what? Before filing any paperwork, it pays to take some time to get yourself organized and acquainted with the legal process you are about to embark on. As those who rushed into the divorce process may be able to tell you, there can be unintended consequences for not getting your “ducks in a row” before filing for a divorce.

As for which particular “ducks” you need to pay attention to, here are 5 important steps you won’t want to skip before filing for divorce: Read more

Positive Co-Parenting Over Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate family and all that we’re thankful for, and for divorced families, the day is no different! Usually, the only ingredients needed to bring joy — not stress — to the table during the holiday season is a little creativity and flexibility in co-parenting strategies. Ready to dig in? Here are 5 tips for a more relaxed, happy and child-centered Thanksgiving. Read more