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When Should You File for Divorce?

Can Timing Affect Your Divorce Filing? When people decide to divorce, they may be tempted to file right away to begin the proceedings. After all, the faster the papers are filed, the more likely it is that the divorce will be finalized quickly. However, it is important to remember that divorce is not only a…

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Divorce Negotiations and Stock Options

How Executive Compensation Could Affect Your Divorce Settlement For New Jersey couples with significant financial assets, several contentious issues may arise during divorce negotiations. Property division and alimony decisions can be affected by various types of assets and compensation, including non-traditional income such as executive compensation or employee incentives. A New Jersey divorce lawyer can…

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New Jersey Child Custody and Cannabis Use

How Could Marijuana Affect Your Child Custody Case? New Jersey parents may be concerned about how cannabis consumption could affect their child custody case, especially after the marijuana legalization legislation that went into effect in 2021. While substance use or abuse may be considered by the family courts when determining child custody and parental rights,…

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How Savings Can Affect an Alimony Award in New Jersey

Spousal Support: Including Savings in the Picture When a New Jersey couple decides to divorce, alimony can be an important factor in the final settlement of the case. This is especially true when there is a large disparity in incomes between the parties or when one party has been a long-term stay-at-home parent. There are…

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Vaccination Disputes and New Jersey Child Custody

Legal Child Custody and Vaccinations in New Jersey With the rise in attention to vaccinations accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic as well as increased publicity given to the “anti-vax” movement and vaccine naysayers, disputes over child vaccination may become more prominent in family law matters. The COVID vaccines are currently available for children aged 12 and…

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New Jersey’s “Red Flag” Laws in Domestic Violence Cases

Extreme Risk Protective Orders and Domestic Violence In 2018, New Jersey adopted the Extreme Risk Protective Order Act, gun control legislation that allows family or household members, police and prosecutors, or other third parties to obtain a court order to prevent another person from purchasing guns or to remove any firearms they currently possess. Under…

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When Does Domestic Violence Law Apply in NJ?

Domestic Violence in New Jersey Family Law Domestic violence is a serious concern that poses a major threat to the health, lives and welfare of New Jersey residents, and it can be an important issue in family law matters. New Jersey’s state law on domestic violence, the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, is intended to…

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Key Tasks to Deal With After Divorce

What to Do After Your Divorce Divorce in New Jersey can be a challenging experience on multiple levels, from negotiating or litigating a solution to dealing with the emotional fallout. However, there are also important practical steps for you to take after your divorce in order to prepare for the future. These are some of…

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