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What is Cohabitation in New Jersey?

In the context family law, cohabitation in New Jersey may not be as clear as it may seem to one.  Cohabitation is defined as a mutually supportive, intimate relationship wherein a couple engages in acts akin to marriage. Post-divorce, one party may claim that his or her spouse or former spouse in cohabitating with somebody…

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How the Best Interests Test Works

The Best Interests of the Child Test in New Jersey The concept of best interests of the children actually comes from a United Nations Convention, and it’s applied in all states. Beyond that, many people don’t know what it means. Below is an explanation of the test and how it is used in New Jersey…

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Are Divorces Actually Becoming More Civil Because of the Pandemic?

Is the Pandemic Changing the Way That People Divorce? Only about 2-3 % of divorce cases end up going to trial. However, even among the 92-98% that avoid a court hearing, there is often rancor and bitterness that plague the relationship between the spouses. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused at least some change that…

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Main Dispute in a Divorce is Often Custody and Parenting Time
Custody and Parenting Time Often in a divorce, the main area in dispute is custody and parenting time of a child.  Litigants can spend months of their lives and thousands of dollars fighting over their child. There are two different types of custody - legal custody and residential custody.  With regard to legal custody, there... Read More
Benefits of Mediation When Divorcing in a Pandemic

Choosing Between Mediation and Litigation During Covid-19 Ordinarily, New Jersey has one of the lowest divorce rates in the entire United States. However, that may change as a result of the increasing prevalence of COVID-19 throughout the state as unhappy couples who have been forced to coexist under the same roof due to lockdowns or…

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What We’ve Learned About Finding Long-Term Partners After COVID-19

What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About Long-Term Relationships According to a recent study, interest in divorce increased by 34% this April when COVID-19 lockdown measures were in place. This wasn’t a surprise for many divorce attorneys who understood the pandemic was exacerbating common marital woes such as financial stress, boredom, and disagreements about parenting. Ultimately,…

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