Books & eBooks Written By Our Lawyers on Divorce & Family Law


Find helpful, informative books and guides about family law and divorce written by attorneys from Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group in New Jersey.

A Guide To Uncontested Divorce In New Jersey

Can you get a divorce without the hassle and high cost of divorce court litigation? In New Jersey, the answer to this question is a resounding YES! In A Guide to Uncontested Divorce in New Jersey, family law attorney Bari Z. Weinberger, Esq. explains why a growing number of divorcing couples are turning to the uncontested process of negotiating and settling their divorce out of court, and how the process can help you quickly arrive at a final divorce settlement — saving you both time and money. Whether you have relatively few issues to settle in your divorce, or if the matters before you involve complex issues of asset division, child custody, and spousal support, pursuing an uncontested divorce may be within reach. Is it the best fit for your situation? In clear, practical language, readers of this guide will:

  • Learn the step-by-step process of uncontested divorce, from filing the initial divorce complaint to reaching a final settlement.
  • Understand what paperwork and financial documents will be required to complete the process
  • Find out how uncontested divorce works when there is disagreement over certain issues.
  • Find out why it is important to consult with an attorney before finalizing a Marital Settlement Agreement.
  • Explore how to put in place temporary agreements during a separation to cover child support, child custody, and other matters.
  • Learn practical tips for cutting time and saving money in reaching a final settlement in your divorce

What readers are saying…
If you think the two of you can pull it together to figure out the terms of your own divorce, this guide is filled with helpful tips on how to make this happen.” Joan W., Morris County

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A Guide to Contested Divorce in New Jersey

Does your divorce involve a high degree of disagreement and conflict? If you’re dealing with such hotly contested issues as child custody disputes, disagreements over who keeps the house, or you’re fighting over alimony, child support payments, business interests and other financial issues, A Guide to Contested Divorce in New Jersey has the information you need to help you reach a fair settlement and finally move on with your life. In clear, empowering language, Bari Z. Weinberger offers readers the opportunity to:

  • Gain an overview of the divorce process in New Jersey, including how to initiate a divorce filing and how to respond to divorce papers if you are not the filing spouse.
  • Learn the first steps involved in the contested divorce process, including attending a case management conference, participating in the discovery process, attending parenting programs, and participating in a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel (MESP).
  • Understand the factors used by courts in determining case track assignments and trial dates.
  • Find out what goes on in the courtroom during a divorce trial, how witnesses are called to the stand, and which helpful experts you may want to have testify on your behalf, including real estate appraisers, mental health experts, and forensic accountants.
  • Gain valuable tips for making a good impression in all your courtroom dealings.
  • Discover options available at every step to help you resolve your issues and change your contested divorce into an uncontested divorce.

What readers are saying…
You can’t walk into a divorce trial cold. If there’s even a hint that your divorce won’t be settled without a fight, read this guide.
T.H., Bergen County

Every state has different rules when it comes to contested divorce and divorce trials. It is great to have a guide in my hands that addresses New Jersey divorce and the New Jersey divorce trial system. I finally feel informed!
A.C., Morris County

For some very good reasons, my divorce ending up going to trial. My Weinberger Law Group attorney was a courtroom star! I couldn’t have asked for better. I am happy to see the same ‘Weinberger Wisdom’ on display in this guide.
J.B., Monmouth County

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A Guide to New Jersey Spousal Support.

Whether you are the spouse paying alimony, or the spouse who receives support, do you have questions about your finances and financial future? A Guide to Alimony New Jersey has the information you need to help make sure your alimony arrangement is the fairest one possible. In an easy-to-follow format, Bari Z. Weinberger offers readers the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the different types of alimony available in NJ, including rehabilitative alimony and limited duration alimony.
  • Find out what factors the courts look at in calculating monthly support payments.
  • Understand how alimony can affect taxes..
  • Gain valuable tips about how to file a motion to change your current alimony arrangement.
  • Understand how spousal support payments are enforced in NJ.
  • Discover what factors can lead to alimony termination.

What readers are saying…
Instead of flying off the handle when it came to dealing with alimony in our divorce, reading this guide and understanding my options helped me feel calm and in control.

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A Guide to Child Custody in New Jersey

Finding a way to successfully resolve your child custody dispute isn’t out of reach! For any parent in New Jersey dealing with issues related to parenting time, visitation, parental rights, or child custody modifications, A Guide To Child Custody In New Jersey is the comprehensive, empowering guide that you will want to have by your side every step of the way.

  • Learn about available child custody options in New Jersey.
  • Discover what’s involved in determining the best custody option to fit a family’s needs.
  • Pick up valuable tips for minimizing conflict during custody negotiations.
  • Understand the basics of supervised visitation.
  • Learn how to recognize the signs of parental alienation.
  • Gain answers to frequently asked questions about child custody in New Jersey, including… How can I get full custody of my kids?

What readers are saying…
Child custody is probably the most important issue in your divorce. You don’t want to walk in completely in the dark about the process. This book tells you everything you need to know.

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A Guide to Child Support in New Jersey

In New Jersey, every parent has a legal obligation to support his or her child. How much will you pay in support? How much will you receive on behalf of your child? A Guide to Child Support in New Jersey gives you the information you need to better understand how child support is calculated, and what your options are. In a concise and easy-to-follow format, readers will have the chance to:

  • Understand New Jersey’s Child Support Guidelines, including how available income for support is calculated.
  • Learn how to create a complete list of costs related to a child’s care.
  • Find out how college and other higher education costs impact child support.
  • Understand what factors judges take into account when considering requests to modify or terminate child support.
  • Find out how New Jersey child support enforcement works if one parent misses payments.

What readers are saying…
“Reading this guide took so much of the confusion out of the child support process! I double-checked my list of child-related expenses and noticed several costs that I had left out.”
A.D., Somerset County

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A Guide for Domestic Violence Victims in New Jersey

If you or a loved one is a victim of domestic violence, it is important to know that the law is on your side. You are not alone! In this step-by-step guide, attorney Bari Z. Weinberger walks you through the many forms of legal help available to women and men in New Jersey seeking assistance and protection in a domestic violence matter. With real-life examples and easy-to-follow instructions on how to file certain court forms, readers will:

  • Learn when and how to seek police assistance and find safe shelter from an abuser.
  • Understand the basics of filing for a New Jersey Temporary Restraining Order, including special considerations when children are involved.
  • Find out what information and evidence judges look for when deciding whether or not to turn a TRO into a permanent order of protection.
  • Gain practical advice and tips for staying safe, such as how to maintain a confidential address and how, if appropriate, to file for divorce.
  • Learn how restraining orders granted in different states are enforced in New Jersey, and vice versa.
  • Discover statewide and local resources available to help domestic victims rebuild their lives.
  • Find out what legal recourse is available to you if you are someone who was been falsely accused of domestic violence in New Jersey.

This information-packed guide is a valuable resource for any domestic violence victim in New Jersey unsure about how to file for a restraining order, how to keep children safe in domestic violence situations, and the long-term picture of how to file for divorce from an abuser. Thank you, Weinberger Divorce and Family Law Group! This guide is sure to help a lot of people.” “If you’re worried about what happens after you call 911, read this book. Rest assured, there are many legal options available for staying safe.” If you are the victim of domestic violence, legal help and protection is available! In clear language, A Guide For Domestic Violence Victims in New Jersey, provides empowering information to help you find the path to lasting safety.

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A Guide to Military Divorce In New Jersey

From federal rules involving division of military pensions to devising child custody plans that take into account military parents on active duty, service members and their spouses face a number of special legal issues when they decide to divorce. Are you prepared for the road ahead? Noted New Jersey divorce attorney and coauthor of the law book, Strategies for Military Family Law, Bari Z. Weinberger provides U.S. military service members and their spouses with concise, authoritative information on the need-to-know basics of military divorce. Readers of this guide will be offered the opportunity to:

  • Understand military residency requirements concerning where to file for divorce.
  • Learn different options for serving U.S. service members with divorce papers, including service members on active duty deployment.
  • Find out how the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) protects service members from default judgements and what steps the Courts can take to delay certain hearings and procedures for active duty personnel.
  • Learn the formulas used to calculate child support for service members and how child support payments are enforced.
  • Discover how laws passed by many states, including New Jersey, address the special need for flexibility in child custody arrangements when one or both parents are in the service — and find out how this might apply to your child custody situation.
  • Understand the rules for dividing military pensions including the “10/10” rule for long-term marriages.
  • Find out how divorce can affect military medical benefits and military survival benefits.

How do members of the military or their spouses file for divorce? What happens to child custody when one parent is on active duty? How is a military pension divided between spouses? If you are a military couple seeking a divorce, Military Divorce offers answers to common questions, clear explanations of military law, and valuable tips for moving forward with confidence. Get informed today about all your options!

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A Guide to Prenuptial, Postnuptial, Reconciliation & Cohabitation Agreements In New Jersey

It’s your future, so plan accordingly! Whether you are engaged, married, reconciling after a marital separation, or planning to move in with your partner, start taking charge of your financial destiny with this easy-to-follow, empowering guide to New Jersey prenuptial, postnuptial, reconciliation, and cohabitation agreements.
Which type of agreement is right for you? Bari Z. Weinberger offers practical how-to advice designed to help readers:

  • Understand the legal basics of different types of relationship agreements.
  • Learn why obtaining a prenuptial agreement is crucial when you have children from a previous relationship, have been previously divorced, or own a business.
  • Discover what new laws governing prenuptial agreements in New Jersey may mean for you.
  • Learn what it takes to craft agreements that can stand up in court.

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A Guide to Property Division In Divorce In New Jersey

Retirement and savings accounts, your family home, credit card debt, stock portfolios, and more. What happens to marital assets and debts when you divorce in New Jersey? A Guide To Property Division In Divorce In New Jersey provides a practical and easy-to-understand overview of what can otherwise seem like a complicated topic: dividing property and debts accrued over the course of your marriage. By using real-life examples to highlight what happens to assets and debts in a divorce, readers will:

  • Learn about New Jersey’s key concept of “equitable distribution” and why this doesn’t necessarily mean splitting assets 50-50.
  • Understand what constitutes marital vs. personal property and debts, including common assets such as the family home, retirement accounts, household furniture, and stocks and business interests.
  • Find out what “full financial disclosure” means and recognize the signs that your spouse may be hiding assets.
  • Review your options when it comes to selling or keeping your family home.
  • Gain a better understanding of what happens to jointly held debts.
  • Pick up valuable tips for effectively negotiating for the assets you really want.

In a divorce, both parties are playing for keeps. A Guide To Property Division In Divorce In New Jersey is the comprehensive guide you need to begin figuring out which assets and property are rightfully yours!

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A Guide To Alternative Dispute Resolution For Divorce In New Jersey

Ready to negotiate your way to a faster, friendlier, and less expensive divorce? A Guide To Alternative Dispute Resolution In New Jersey explains how New Jersey divorce court alternatives, including mediation, give individuals greater control over their divorce settlements. Is ADR right for you? Start finding out! In clear, easy-to-follow language, readers will:

  • Understand why mediation and other out of court settlement methods are growing in popularity among divorcing couples in New Jersey.
  • Learn which factors matter when deciding whether settling out of court is appropriate for your divorce or family law matter.
  • Discover how mediation can still be used to resolve disputes, even after divorce court proceedings have begun.
  • Understand basic negotiation techniques.
  • Find out how a New Jersey divorce/family law mediator.
  • Learn about other alternative dispute resolution methods, including divorce arbitration

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