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New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Talk the Basics of Child Custody Issues in NJ

Custody Considerations When contemplating a divorce, the issue of child custody typically becomes the most important issue.Both parents have equal legal rights and considerations for custody of their children in New Jersey; however, the New Jersey family courts determine issues of child custody based on what is in the best interests of the child.  There […]

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August is National Child Support Awareness Month

The month of August marks the 19th annual National Child Support Awareness Month.  The United States continues to recognize the initiative that was first introduced by former President Bill Clinton in 1995.   National Child Support Awareness Month acknowledges the fact that supporting and providing for the nation’s children is a critical and important role for […]

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The Latest in Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Digital and Social Media Clauses

Most people are familiar with the traditional terms of prenuptial agreements.  Couples usually execute a contract before they marry outlining specific terms to address how property will be divided, distribution of assets and spousal support in the event of divorce.   To address the “digital age” we currently live in, many couples are seeking advice from family law […]

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New Jersey Family Law Attorneys Offer Tips For Preparing Financially For Divorce

Deciding to end a marriage is never an easy decision. There are many financial considerations that accompany the decision to divorce.  If you are contemplating filing for divorce, you can prepare yourself financially to ensure that you are in the best possible position entering property settlement negotiations.  Some of the simple steps you can take […]

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New Jersey Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce in New Jersey requires both spouses to agree on all the terms of the divorce settlement.  This includes alimony, tax deductions and exemptions, and the division of the marital assets and debts.  If the married couple has children, there are a number of other factors that need to be agreed upon in […]

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Advice From Experienced New Jersey Divorce Lawyers: 10 Mistakes to Avoid While Divorcing

By Drew A. Molotsky, Esq. Here are ten obvious but important “pitfalls” to avoid when litigating your divorce.   Simple tips that can make this very unpleasant process much easier.       Picking the wrong lawyer:  Don’t use the guy down the street or the one who did your real estate closing.  Would you hire […]

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NJ Divorce Lawyers Advise on How to Pick the Right Divorce Lawyer

By Drew Molotsky, Esq. As an attorney that practices exclusively in the areas of divorce and family law, I am often faced with the following question from clients: “How do I know that you’re the right lawyer for me?” The best answer is probably, “you don’t” but there are several steps that a potential litigant […]

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Will Legal Use of Marijuana Impact My Custody Rights?

By Kelli Martone, Esq. The short answer to this question is “yes”.  However, as one Judge recently stated in Court, it is not the legality of the substance being used that is the issue, the issue is the impact and degree of impairment that use of this substance has on the parent.  In other words, […]

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Getting Clear on College Contributions – Black v. Black

By Kevin Falkenstein, Esq. It is well established that New Jersey Courts can, and often do, require divorced parent’s to contribute towards the cost of their children’s college education.  See:  Newburgh v. Arrigo, 88 N.J. 529, 545 (1982).  In the thirty plus years since Newburgh, there have been numerous published and unpublished opinions on whether […]

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New Jersey Family Law Attorney Discusses Cohabitation and Termination of Alimony

According to a national government study in 2013 reported in US News and World Report, more Americans are moving in with their partners instead of getting married.  This increase of cohabitation can affect divorced couples as it may impact alimony awards. When one of the former spouses moves in with a new partner it may […]

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