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What if I Don't Agree to…

What if I Don't Agree to a Divorce?

From time to time, a potential client asks us this question during their consultation: “What if I don’t agree to a divorce?” If they are a little more obstinate, they may instead say, “Well, I won’t agree to a divorce.” There are typicall… Read More
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Can My Spouse and I Use T…

Can My Spouse and I Use The Same Divorce Attorney?

“We both want to use the same divorce attorney in order to spend less money on our divorce.” Sometimes I hear this during my first meeting with a potential client. Sometimes our staff hears this when a potential client calls the office wanting to… Read More
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Why We Don't Give Free Co…

Why We Don't Give Free Consultations (And Why You Shouldn't Want Us To)

Every day, our patient and caring support staff answer calls from distressed individuals in need of legal advice and guidance about a family law issue plaguing their lives. During many of those calls, the caller is surprised to hear they must actuall… Read More
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Divorce Vacation: Taking…

Divorce Vacation: Taking a “Break” from the Breakdown of Your Marriage

The breakdown of a marriage and the ensuing divorce can become a long and protracted process. It often commences before either spouse retains counsel or proceeds with the Complaint for Divorce. Thus, it is understandable when either spouse expresses… Read More
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Handling Your Child's Hol…

Handling Your Child's Holiday Gifts in Two Households

The holidays are stressful for almost anyone, but they can particularly take an emotional toll on those who are separated or divorced. In last week’s blog, I provided some tips to help ease the holiday stress for divorced or separated individua… Read More
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Three Ways to Enjoy the H…

Three Ways to Enjoy the Holidays After Your Divorce

The holidays are stressful enough, but if you add a divorce or separation into the mix, it can become pure chaos. Between my clerkship and private practice, this upcoming holiday season will be my tenth year experiencing the inevitable turmoil and tr… Read More
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Weathering the Storm: Wha…

Weathering the Storm: What to Do About Your Living Arrangements During the Divorce Process

In New Jersey, spouses are not required to live separately prior to filing for divorce or during the divorce process. The Complaint for Divorce can be filed based on irreconcilable differences, meaning that the parties have been incompatible for six… Read More
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Post-Nuptial Agreements v…

Post-Nuptial Agreements v. Reconciliation Agreements: Are they worth the paper they're written on?

Post-Nuptial Agreement A post-nuptial agreement is a contract between two spouses. The agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement except it is signed during the marriage rather than before the marriage. A post-nuptial agreement is often times con… Read More
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Five Divorce Movies We Ca…

Five Divorce Movies We Can Learn From (Spoiler Alert!)

1. IT’S COMPLICATED Ten years after their divorce, Jane (Meryl Streep) and Jake (Alec Baldwin) rekindle their spark and have an affair. Their adult children are not happy about this as they are still recovering from their parents’ divorce. I comm… Read More
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Understanding Your Options: The Difference Between Divorce, Annulment, and Separation

If you are thinking about ending your marriage, but the idea of getting divorced seems like a scary jump to make, you’re probably wondering whether there are any other legal options. You’re not alone. We are frequently asked about the differences… Read More
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