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South Jersey High Asset Divorce Lawyers Discuss the Effect of Divorce on Your Inheritance

When a couple divorces, important financial decisions must be made. One of the most difficult issues that spouses must resolve is the division of the marital estate. If spouses are unable to reach an agreement on their own or through a mediator, the courts will settle the matter by applying appropriate equitable distribution laws. These […]

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South Jersey Divorce Lawyer: Letting Go is Not Giving Up

by Julie R. Burick, Esq. The Cost/Benefit Analysis of Settlement Everyone has a Constitutional right to his or her day in Court. That’s true, but at what cost does that day come? We often hear comments like “I will not settle, I’ll take my case to Trial!” or “I’ve given as much as I’m going […]

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Cherry Hill Child Custody Lawyers: Co-Parenting After Divorce

The events and attendant feelings that lead a couple to divorce can often be traumatic. After a divorce, families are left with the challenge of moving forward through a difficult time of transition. In his book Anna Karenina, Tolstoy famously wrote that “happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own […]

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South Jersey Divorce Lawyer: Orders to Show Cause

by Julia C. Miller, Esq. Emotions tend to run high in the world of family law, and understandably so.  Families dealing with divorce and separation often find themselves facing circumstances that bring the turmoil of private family matters, which are traditionally handled behind closed doors, into the theoretical broad daylight of a courtroom.   Passions often […]

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South Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discuss Autism Awareness Month

by Melissa R. Knoerzer, Esq. There was a statistic that circled for a number of years that 80% of parents with autistic children divorced, while the overall divorce rate hovered around 50%. This statistic is disturbing. It is also incorrect, but not by much. Parents of autistic children do have a higher rate of divorce […]

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South Jersey Divorce Lawyer: Unemployment & Alimony Obligation

by Julie R. Burick, Esq. How to Make Ends Meet Unemployment is a scary, but real part of our environment in recent years. Although they say the employment rate is declining, that doesn’t make those who have lost their jobs but have alimony obligations feel any better. How do you pay your alimony if you […]

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South Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses Military Pension

by Kevin J. Murphy, Esq. Military service members and spouses contemplating divorce want to know how much of the military pension will be split in the process. In New Jersey, as elsewhere, the former spouse of a military service member may be entitled to a certain portion of the military retiree’s pension. As a general […]

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South Jersey Divorce Lawyers: Taxes, Exemptions, Alimony and Child Support

Tax season provides the opportunity to review some important tax issues pertaining to divorced couples. One important issue for divorced couples with children is how to handle the dependency exemption. Of course, the more dependents one can claim, the smaller their tax bill will be. For each dependent claimed, $3,900 is deducted from your federal […]

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New Jersey Divorce Lawyers: Special Needs Children and Child Custody

Divorce creates unique challenges for parents of special needs children. It is imperative to the well-being of a child with a disability that the child’s special needs are a priority when determining custody, parenting time and child support arrangements. Special consideration must be given to each child’s particular needs and the ability of each parent […]

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South Jersey Child Support Lawyer: Child Support Arrears & Tax Intercepts

by Julie R. Burick, Esq. It’s tax time and everyone looks forward to receiving their tax refund. Who doesn’t love that extra money infusion that comes with the IRS check? Be careful, that refund is not guaranteed. Even if you are entitled to a tax refund based upon your returns, if you owe child support, the Court can […]

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