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Important Factors to Consider When Planning for Post-Divorce Life Amid the Pandemic

Will COVID-19 Change Post-Divorce Finances? Under normal circumstances, soon-to-be ex-spouses need a roughly 30% increase in income, on average, to maintain the same standard of living they had before getting divorced. However, we are no longer under normal circumstances. The pandemic is further complicating financial pictures for individuals planning for their post-divorce lives. COVID-19 Changes…

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6 Ways to Have Rewarding Virtual Parenting Time During COVID

Getting the Most From Virtual Parenting Time During the Pandemic or From a Distance Enjoying regular time with both parents has been shown to increase a child’s self-confidence and sense of stability. This is especially important for the roughly one in four kids who will experience a parental divorce/permanent separation before turning 18. However, some…

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Divorce Procedural Changes Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Changes Are Here to Stay Dealing with a failing marriage can be stressful, especially in the middle of a pandemic. Family law attorneys and divorcing individuals are all scrambling to meet these unprecedented challenges. With all these changes, and divorce rates 34% higher from March to June 2020 than the same time in 2019,…

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Is COVID-19 Making It More Expensive to Raise a Family?

How COVID-19 Is Affecting the Cost of Raising a Child During the COVID-19 pandemic, 60% of parents report that they do not have any outside help for child care. This and other pandemic-related problems are leading to all sorts of financial challenges. Understanding how the pandemic is affecting family expenses can help parents find ways…

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Divorce With Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Choosing Divorce During COVID-19 May Be Right for Your Family Thinking about divorce becomes much more difficult when children are in the picture. Even in the best of circumstances, many couples try to "stick it out" for the sake of their children, putting aside their own happiness in the belief that maintaining a two-parent household... Read More
Mediation at a (Social) Distance

Finding Common Ground: Mediation in the Age of Social Distancing Mediation is a popular and growing part of the legal landscape, especially among those who value creative decision-making and cooperation. In the age of COVID-19, though, mediation has faced a challenge. In an industry that strives to get all the parties in the same room,…

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The Impact of the Pandemic on Equitable Distribution

How the Pandemic Impacts the Division of Marital Property New Jersey is not opening courthouses for civil trials until the end of September 2020. However, this does not mean that divorce proceedings are halted as the parties can still negotiate with each other and trials are still occurring in Family court. One challenge in particular…

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Steps to Take If Quarantining Is Straining Your Marriage

How to Make Sure Your Marriage Survives the COVID-19 Quarantine Marriage is rarely easy and requires spouses to work at it to ensure that the union thrives and survives. In the U.S., the average length of a marriage is approximately eight years, which means to remain together for a longer period of time a continual…

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