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Filing for Divorce Based on Irreconcilable Differences in New Jersey

no fault divorceDid you know that in order to file for and be granted a divorce, you must tell the court your reason(s) for wanting the divorce? These reasons are known as “grounds for divorce” and there are several grounds upon which you can base your complaint. The most common ground cited by divorcing spouses in New Jersey is “irreconcilable differences.” What does this term mean — and how do you know if it’s the right grounds for your divorce?  Read more

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Sexting: Is It Cheating Or Not?

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Everyone remembers that famous saying about not being able to define pornography, but knowing it when you see it. The moral of that saying is that pornography, like cheating can be wholly subjective. And when it comes to “sexting,” what one spouse believes to be nothing more flirtatious texting with a coworker or friend, the other spouse may view as full-blown cheating, even if physical intimacy was never involved. For an example of the moral murkiness sexting presents, all we need to do is look at the latest scandal involving a certain former NYC mayoral candidate and his front page-worthy texting scandal that has resulted in the demise of his marriage.

If sexting as cheating is subjective in everyday life, what about sexting in the legal sense: Is sexting considered adultery, which is a ground for divorce? Read more

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Bari Weinberger Offers Divorce Tips, Answers in New Divorce Mag FAQs

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Have questions about divorce and family law? Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group founder, family law expert Bari Weinberger was recently asked by Divorce Magazine to lend her authority to answer readers’ commonly asked questions regarding divorce, child custody and other family law issues. You can find Bari’s answers as part of the magazine’s library of Expert FAQs. Read more

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Caught Cheating: Can You File for Divorce Based On Adultery?

divorcing a cheating spouseYour worst fears have been confirmed: your spouse has been having an extramarital affair. After careful consideration, you know that divorce is the best decision for you. But can you — or should you — file for your divorce based upon the grounds of adultery? Read more

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Money, Cheating or Something Else? Survey Shows Why People Get Divorced

Broken heartCiting the grounds of “irreconcilable differences” in divorce papers is often viewed as the easiest and most direct way in New Jersey to legally establish that a marriage is irretrievably broken down. But what exactly leads to the irretrievable marital break down in the first place? In a recent report, researchers from Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture reveal what they found when they tried to answer the question, why do people get divorced? Read more

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David Cassidy’s Wife Files For Divorce Following Star’s DUI, Alcohol Rehab

Actor David Cassidy and his wife Sue Cassidy, are headed for divorce after Ms. Cassidy filed papers earlier this week seeking to end their marriage of 23 years. The two have an adult child, son Beau, who was born in 1991, and own at least one home in Florida.

Just another in a long line of celebrity divorces? Not quite. Read more

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Study: Why Are Heavy Drinkers Less Likely to Divorce?

Do drinking and marriage mix? That depends on who’s doing the drinking — and how much — according to a recent study by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions. Read more

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Don’t Fall For These 4 Common Divorce Myths

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One of the biggest pitfalls of asking friends and family for divorce advice? Unless they are a divorce attorney, these well-meaning people may end up passing along common divorce myths and misconceptions that can set you up to make mistakes.

Which myths could you unknowingly be falling for? Here’s a look at four main divorce misconceptions. Read more

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Simon Cowell Scandal: Why Cite Adultery as a Grounds for Divorce?

Simon Cowell found himself in the legal spotlight last week when news broke that the TV and music mogul has been named as a co-respondent in the New York divorce proceedings of real estate developer Andrew Silverman and his wife, Lauren Silverman. What’s the latest? Read more

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Rupert Murdoch Seeking “Quick, Quiet Divorce”

News of Rupert Murdoch’s divorce from wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng Murdoch, continues to make headlines around the world, but don’t expect to learn the finer details of this high profile divorce anytime soon. As the Huffington Post and other media outlets are report, all signs point to the media mogul seeking a “quiet divorce” out of the spotlight. Read more

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