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Divorce Arbitration—The Time Is Now

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The bad news: The Courts are backlogged; Judges are overworked; decisions are delayed; and appeals can take years. The good news: You can opt out of the above by submitting your case to divorce arbitration; a forward-looking method of dispute resolution which has gained popularity in New Jersey and many other states.

Divorce and Alimony in South Jersey

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Both during and after a divorce, one spouse may require financial support from the other; this financial support is known as alimony. Alimony allows the dependent spouse to maintain a lifestyle as close as possible to what the couple enjoyed during the marriage, at least until the dependent spouse is able to start supporting themselves…. Continue Reading

Spring Cleaning & How It Effects Divorce Statistics

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Recently, the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts provided statistics which seem to confirm that the upcoming spring season will bring with it a significant uptick in the number of divorce filings. Such data supports what divorce lawyers have long known; namely, that increased filings are the result of many couple’s New Year resolutions… Continue Reading

Custody and the Psychological Parent

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As far as families are concerned, there is a long-standing legal principle which generally permits parents to raise their children as they see fit without governmental interference. While that typically remains true, our courts are also granted inherent “parens patrie” authority, by which they are charged to protect the welfare and best interests of minor… Continue Reading

Powerball Winner & Divorce?

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With the upcoming Powerball jackpot being the largest in history ($1.5 billion), the issue of whether a lottery prize is subject to equitable distribution is certainly relevant, and may be a very real issue for some lucky winner(s). The answer to that inquiry is “it depends.” It depends on when the Complaint for Divorce is… Continue Reading

Southern New Jersey Divorce Mediation

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The divorce process can be a contentious one. This is because it involves the equitable distribution of assets and property by the divorcing couple, and could potentially involve child custody and support issues, so it can be a very emotional process for those involved. While parties can choose to go in front of a judge… Continue Reading

The Collaborative Divorce Process in South Jersey

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Unlike what you know of a traditional divorce, a collaborative divorce process is a mutually respectful, open-minded process that focuses on joint problem solving. The goal in a collaborative divorce is to reach an agreement without going to Court by developing an effective relationship with one’s ex-spouse that allows both parties to make joint decisions… Continue Reading