Family Law & Divorce Articles in New Jersey

remarried with children

Articles November 22, 2016

4 Tips for Getting Remarried with Children

Remarriage after divorce can bring up a lot of emotions, especially if children are involved. The transition will be tougher for them than what you might think. There is no easy way to ensure that your children will be okay with your new family, however, these tips might help. Ask your new spouse to have […]

wedding

Articles November 21, 2016

3 Tips for a Successful Marriage

Everyone has heard that marriage is hard work. You need to put the effort in to make your relationship and marriage last. Most engaged couples are curious as to how to make their future marriages successful. Besides preparing a prenuptial agreement, we’ve compiled three tips to have a successful marriage. Go to bed angry. Despite […]

communicate with ex

Articles November 17, 2016

How to communicate with your former spouse’s new significant other

At some point after a divorce, you may find that your former spouse is getting serious with someone else. Perhaps the new significant other is hanging around with your children a lot more or they are planning a wedding. The adjustment might be tricky; after all, it is uncharted territory. You might be wondering how […]

factors that impact divorce

Articles November 16, 2016

Factors That Impact Divorce

Did you know that there are certain factors that impact your chance of divorce? What if you knew which factors predict divorce? How long you dated pre-marriage to engagement rings to wedding size to honeymoons all have the potential to affect your marriage. There is no true equation that predicts divorce. As with any research, […]

Prenup agreement

Articles November 14, 2016

3 Benefits of a Prenup

Divorce rarely enters the thoughts of most folks who are contemplating marriage. But it is something that you should consider in advance of the day you make that important commitment to another person.  Even if you do not have any assets or a significant income now, during your marriage you may accumulate assets and earn […]

childcustody

Articles November 10, 2016

Custody Evaluation Tips

Divorcing with children is a complicated process. Sometimes, a custody evaluation is required if the parents can’t agree on custody or a visitation schedule. A custody evaluation is a court-ordered report to determine the best interests of the children. The evaluation will likely consist of one or more of the following: psychological assessment, guardian ad […]

divorce settlement

Articles November 9, 2016

Typical Divorce Settlements in New Jersey

During the process of divorce, it is important to be prepared and knowledgeable about everything, especially when you are dividing property and assets. New Jersey is an equitable distribution State. That means that the marital property won’t necessarily be divided equally, however, it will be divided fairly. The process of splitting up the assets can […]

court

Articles November 7, 2016

Preparing for a Court Appearance

Whether you have a signed Agreement with your spouse prior to filing for divorce in New Jersey or you file for divorce without an Agreement in place, you can anticipate a court appearance. Most people have not been in a courtroom before. As a result, you may be stressed at the very thought of appearing […]

divorce and kids

Articles November 6, 2016

How to Act Around Your Children During a Divorce

When it comes to divorce, things can get tough for both your children and spouse. In fact, a divorce can have one of the biggest negative impacts on your child’s life and well being. While you can’t completely control the negative impact a divorce will have on your child, you certainly can reduce the impact. […]

estate planning

Articles November 5, 2016

Estate Planning After a Divorce

One important thing often overlooked after divorce is revising beneficiary designations on payable upon death accounts you may have on retirement, brokerage, savings, checking or other accounts as well as the beneficiary designations in your Will or Trusts. If these aren’t updated, you could leave behind assets to your ex-spouse when you pass away. Updating […]