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Domestic Violence Victims Can Get Help During COVID-19

New Jersey Resources for Domestic Violence Victims During COVID-19 On March 13, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. By August 5, New Jersey had more than 189,000 cases and nearly 16,000 deaths. Domestic violence victims may face difficulty accessing both social and health services, so here are some available resources. New Jersey Domestic…

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Why COVID-19 Might Not Be a Good Reason to Deny Parenting Time

How COVID-19 Might Impact Parenting Time As of August 2020, over 150,000 Americans have died because of COVID-19. While evidence suggests that children are at a lower risk of experiencing symptoms of the illness, this is not always the case. There is also a possibility that they will acquire the illness and spread it to…

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How to Handle School Year Worries Caused By COVID-19

Tips for Managing the Upcoming School Year’s Changes from COVID-19 As of August 6, 2020, more than 5 million cases of COVID-19 were reported in the United States along with more than 160,000 deaths from the disease. Many scientists expect the pandemic to get worse this autumn, which is when students would traditionally return to school for…

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How to Facilitate the Perfect Quarantine Experience for Your Children

Eight Ideas for Solo-parenting Children in Quarantine Even with over 71% of companies allowing full-time remote work for employees with child care needs, it’s been a challenging experience for any parent to figure out how to keep children entertained, engaged and happy during a global pandemic. It’s even more challenging when you include a divorce and the…

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My husband left me and I don’t know where he is. Can I get a divorce?

My husband left me and I don’t know where he is. Can I get a divorce? This blog originally appeared on NJMoneyHelp for NJ.com by Karin Price Mueller on June 15, 2020. Q. My husband left me two years ago and I have no idea where he is. We own our house together and an…

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COVID-19’s Impact on Family Law

I was recently quoted in a New Jersey Law Journal article about COVID-19’s impact on family law. The article is entitled, State Court Filings Drop 20% as Judges, Lawyers Cope with COVID-19 Disruptions. While the article discussed court filings statewide, my quotes focused on New Jersey’s Family Division. The article says that Family Division filings…

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There is No Community Property in New Jersey

There is no community property in New Jersey. Said differently, the concept of community property is not a recognized legal concept in New Jersey divorce cases. In New Jersey, the division of property amid a divorce falls under principles of equitable distribution. All marital assets get equitably distributed in a New Jersey divorce. Among these…

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Practicing Law During COVID-19

Jeralyn Lawrence, Founder and Managing Partner of Lawrence Law, took place in MyShingle.com’s interview series – Pandemic Law Practice: How 14 Solo & Small Firm Lawyers Are Serving Clients and Keeping the Wheels of Justice Turning. Click here to hear the interview. A couple of highlights from Lawrence’s interview regarding client issues Custody and parenting…

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