1. 4-Way Conferences: Productive Tool or Waste of Time and Money?

    A four-way conference is precisely what it sounds like: four people sitting around the table trying to work everything out.

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  2. What Can You Do If You Need Help From a Judge AFTER Your Divorce Ends?

    Earlier we discussed the fact that the way someone in a divorce case cans seek help from the Judge is by filing a custom-made set of papers called "a motion."

    But how can somebody who is already divorced get help from a Judge?

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  3. Exactly What Constitutes a Co-habitation That Would End Alimony?

    Does moving in together automatically end alimony for a financially-dependent ex-spouse?

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    Topics: Alimony

  4. Experiencing Betrayal Of Any Kind Is Awful

    Betrayal.

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  5. How One Client Achieved A Fair Divorce Settlement In Spite Of His Wife's Threats To "Go For The Jugular"

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  6. Legal Separation in New Jersey

    Did You Know That There Is No Legal Separation in New Jersey?

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    Topics: Monmouth County divorce attorney

  7. When Does NJ Divorce Law Require Life Insurance?

    NJ Divorce Law usually requires a supporting parent and a supporting former spouse to maintain an appropriate amount of life insurance to fund his alimony and child support obligations in the event of his premature death.

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    Topics: Alimony, Child Support

  8. What Is An Uncontested Divorce in NJ?

    New clients regularly tell me that they want an "uncontested divorce."

    What exactly is an uncontested divorce in NJ?

    To me, the phrase means two separate things:

    First of all, it means that the grounds for divorce are not being contested.

    Second, it means that there is no disagreement as to any of the financial issues, child related issues, or any other issues, and in fact these issues have been resolved.

    When you have settled all of the issues in your divorce case, the next step is to go to court for what is called an uncontested divorce hearing, the goal of which is to divorce you and your spouse and end the divorce process.  

    The uncontested divorce hearing usually lasts 10 to 15 minutes.

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    Topics: Divorce, Divorce Court, Trial

  9. What Is A NJ Divorce Trial Like?

    Question: "What is a New Jersey divorce trial like?"

    Answer: "You don't want one."

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    Topics: Divorce, Divorce Court, Trial

  10. It's Harder For Your Ex To Move Your Kid From NJ

    What happens if your spouse wants to permanently move your child to a state other than New Jersey?

    Our NJ statutes have made it clear for decades that either the other spouse's consent or an order of a NJ Superior Court Judge is required before such a permanant move can be allowed to occur.

    Since 1988, the NJ Courts have been making it easier for custodial parents to make such a move. That may have changed dramatically last week.

    On August 8, 2017 the New Jersey Supreme Court rewrote the law on what is required when one parent wants to move children from the state of New Jersey on a permanent basis without the other parent's consent.

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    Topics: Child Custody