Tag Archives: co-parenting

FAQ Friday: What is Mediation?

Today’s FAQ Friday features Amy Shimalla addressing the question: What is Mediation?

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Rights of Unmarried Couples When the Relationship Ends

In New Jersey, divorces of married couples and civil union couples are subject to certain financial rights and obligations that unmarried couples do not acquire, even if they lived together and supported each other in a long-term relationship. ¬†Traditional divorce law regarding alimony and distribution of assets do not apply to unmarried couples. For example,…

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Coping with the aftermath of your divorce

How to Move on After a Divorce The Holmes-Rahe Stress Scale is a tool used by mental health professionals to gauge the difficulty of a life event, and divorce is second on the scale only to the death of a spouse. Divorce attorneys and other professionals warn that divorce is an extremely traumatic process for…

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How Can Parents Tell Their Kids About Their Divorce?

Telling Your Children That You Are Getting a Divorce New Jersey parents who decide to divorce may worry about how best to inform their children. Even if the parents have been arguing or experiencing a very difficult relationship for some time, it can come as a shock to the kids if their parents decide to…

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Co-Parenting Together After Divorce

Protecting Your Children Through Healthy Co-Parenting Divorce is almost always a challenging time for couples. When a relationship comes to an end, it can be an emotionally painful experience, accompanied by anger, hurt or regret. However, when divorcing couples share children, they have an additional factor to consider: How can you co-parent successfully and healthily…

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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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