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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

How Does Bankruptcy Affect Divorce?

Divorce is the most frequently cited reason for declaration of personal bankruptcy. If you are considering both divorce and bankruptcy but uncertain as to how one affects the other, here are some general facts to keep in mind as you gather information.
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Can an Older Child Decide Which Parent to Live With?

The answer is — it depends.

Divorced parents of an older child are often confronted with the child’s desire to live with the noncustodial parent. In some ways this desire stems from the natural developmental need to be somewhere — in fact anywhere— other than where the child is are right now. In other cases, an older child wants to strengthen the bond with a noncustodial parent. Either way, parents often want to know how much of that decision is up to the child.
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Can your Premarital Agreement Hold Up in Court?

Premarital agreements have gained popularity over the last twenty years. Although the concept of making important decisions regarding what happens to your finances when you marry is a sound preventative measure, not all such agreements are structured or executed in a way that has legal integrity.

New Jersey state legislature has recently enacted a new law (NJSA 37: 2 - 38) that makes a premarital or pre-civil union agreement harder to break or revise.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Dividing your Family Business During Divorce

When you own a family business with your spouse, you are likely to face the challenge of deciding what to do with your business in the event of divorce. If you have weighed all of your options and decide to divide the family business, there are critical issues you should consider to preserve the value and integrity of one of your most valuable assets.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Contested and Uncontested Divorce

Divorce may be a cultural fact of life for nearly half the American population, but it can still take us by surprise. When divorce comes, partners respond in a variety of ways, and these responses translate into the type of divorce process that follows.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

When Elderly Are Involved in Traffic Accidents

One passenger in a van from the Long Life Adult Day Care Center was transported to Englewood Hospital following a recent accident in Tenafly.

The accident highlights the dangers faced by senior citizens involved in traffic accidents and the specific injuries the elderly suffer. In this case the injuries appeared to be minor, but even a minor injury in an older person can quickly become complicated and serious.
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Monday, December 9, 2013

Plugged-in Parenting — Is Virtual Visitation the New Reality?

While virtual visitation — also called Internet visitation — has become a common term thrown around divorce courts throughout the country, New Jersey is especially keen for this innovative and controversial approach to shared parenting.
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Harassment, Stalking and Violating Orders of Protection

A New Jersey woman made headlines recently when she was arrested for stalking and threatening to kill her ex-husband’s girlfriend. Amy Goldberg was released with a warning that she must refrain from contacting either of the victims. Ms. Goldberg, who was in the process of divorcing her husband, pled guilty to felony charges of stalking as part of a larger plea bargain. She was recorded in a phone call saying that she had a gun and intended to shoot the girlfriend. If Goldberg violates the order of protection, she could spend up to four years in jail.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Emancipation of a Minor Child in New Jersey

In New Jersey, there is no set age at which a minor child becomes emancipated. Emancipation is defined as the time a child moves out of the sphere of influence of the parents. For legal purposes, this means that the child does not live with the parents, is not financially dependent on the parents, and the parents are not obligated to pay child support on the child’s behalf. Children officially become emancipated only when the court declares them so.
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Other Things your Divorce Lawyer can do for you

When you are going through a divorce, your attorney traditionally assists you with division of assets, child custody, and child and spousal support. In addition to these matters, your divorce attorney can help you with many adjunct services that you might want to address at this time.
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Monday, November 11, 2013

Transporting Minor Children Between Parents

When parents are divorcing and are creating a parenting plan, there are times when they must negotiate sending children significant distances for visits. New Jersey’s laws governing custody and parenting time specify that both parents should spend significant quality time with their children.

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