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Why Is January Called Divorce Month?

Why is January called Divorce Month?

January 1st rings in more than the New Year; it also marks the beginning of Divorce Month. What earned the first month of the year this unusual nickname? According to the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers, the number of people filing for divorce jumps by 30% nationwide in January compared to preceding months. As for why so many couples make divorce their New Year’s resolution, here’s a look at some of the most common reasons. Read more

7 Steps To Filing For Divorce In New Jersey

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You’ve made the decision to divorce, so what can you expect next? The divorce process will require you to divide all marital assets and debts, establish alimony and child support if applicable, and determine custody arrangements for your children. To get the process started, you first need to file the appropriate forms and paperwork. Here are seven important steps to take during this initial stage of divorce: Read more

7 Things To Think About When You’re Getting Ready For Divorce

preparing for divorceMaking a to-do list is a simple, but powerful tool to help you keep your calm and feel greater clarity about your future. When you are the beginning stages of divorce, it’s often helpful to make two specific kinds of to-lists: a procedural to-do list to organize the legal aspects of your divorce, and an emotional to-do list to tend to your inner life. Items to put on these lists? Here are some things to think about when you’re getting ready for divorce. Read more

Get Answers to Your NJ Divorce & Family Law Questions

10922563_10152519607281175_951460366111270209_nOn our Facebook page, we asked people to share questions they have about divorce and other family law-related matters. We received questions about everything from how to file for divorce in New Jersey to how to change the terms of a divorce settlement. Some of the highlights from our Q&A can be found below. Do you have a question concerning divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, asset division, or other related matters? Please note that we are now taking questions on our website! Submit your question via our web form and an answer from us will shortly be heading your way. It is free and easy to use and completely confidential. 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

New Jersey Divorce Chronicles: Avoiding Common Divorce Mistakes (Part 1)

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We have all heard at least one divorce horror story in which mistakes and missteps in the divorce process left one or both parties feeling angrier and more bitter than ever before. If you are going through a divorce right now, or thinking about filing, it is important to know that for the vast majority of cases, negative outcomes can be avoided through thoughtful planning and intelligent decision making.

In our new blog series, we will follow two typical couples going through divorce in New Jersey and use their case studies to highlight complications that can arise in a divorce case, along with the many possible ways to prevent these mistakes from leading to spiraling conflict and out of control costs. Read more

State Judiciary Fee Hike Affects Cost of New Jersey Divorce

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If you are gearing up to get a divorce in New Jersey, be aware that the cost of filing the necessary paperwork just went up. 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

Join Us For Family Law Tuesday, Our LIVE Facebook Q&A Chat!


What questions do you have about divorce and family law? On Tuesday, September 2 (tonight), Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC will hold Family Law Tuesday, our monthly Facebook Q&A chat, and you’re invited! From 8 to 9 PM, we’ll be LIVE answering your questions related to New Jersey divorce, child support, alimony, child custody, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, asset division, and more. Ask your question tonight or send us a Facebook PM anytime and we will answer it during the hour. All you need to do is join our Facebook page and then watch for tonight’s post. Read more

Beginning the Divorce Process: Essential Documents Needed for Divorce


Once you have decided to divorce, an essential first step to take is to gather together all the many financial documents and legal records that will be needed as you move forward with the divorce process in New Jersey. Your goal in collecting this information is to create the most complete and accurate picture of your income, the assets and debts you accumulated as a couple, and normal household expenses.

Preliminary documents and records to gather include: Read more