Parenting Plans

Divorce is an emotional process. As parents begin to develop a parenting plan, the need for flexibility and responsibility are important in creating options that consider the child first. An effective parenting plan maximizes the child’s emotional security. It also needs to work well for both the child and the parents, and develop as the … Continue reading “Parenting Plans”

Grey Divorce: Will you still need me when I’m 64?

Any divorce is fraught with pitfalls but divorces when the parties are older have some which warrant attention. Beneficiaries of life insurance and retirement assets needs to be changed upon a divorce, to the extent permitted by any agreement or decree. Wills and trusts in effect need to be revoked and then rewritten as well … Continue reading “Grey Divorce: Will you still need me when I’m 64?”

Is there Alimony in Pennsylvania?

The simply answer is “yes”; however it is important when you are getting a divorce to understand how and when alimony is an issue. Alimony, at times referred to as spousal support or maintenance, is handled differently in Pennsylvania than in New Jersey. In Pennsylvania, once a divorce decree has been entered, the court may … Continue reading “Is there Alimony in Pennsylvania?”

Can I sell my house during a divorce?

By: Ronald G. Lieberman, Esq. The home can be seen as a source of financial stress. Selling a home during a divorce can only be done with the consent of the other spouse or through an order issued by a judge. If there will be an agreement to sell with your spouse, you should be … Continue reading “Can I sell my house during a divorce?”

Life Insurance: Why? How Much? What Kind?

by: Ronald G. Lieberman, Esquire Life insurance is needed to secure payments of alimony, child support, and even payouts of equitable distribution following a divorce. The need for it is clear, along with the need for cash flow to pay the premiums. But, questions about the amount and types of coverage should be a common … Continue reading “Life Insurance: Why? How Much? What Kind?”

Cooper Levenson Expands Family Law with New Partner Ronald G. Lieberman

Ronald G. Lieberman, certified as a Matrimonial Law Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, has joined Cooper Levenson as a partner in the family/matrimonial department. Lieberman is based in the firm’s Cherry Hill office. He will continue to practice in all areas of family/matrimonial law, including divorce, child custody, domestic violence, child support, … Continue reading “Cooper Levenson Expands Family Law with New Partner Ronald G. Lieberman”

Considerations for prenuptial agreements in New Jersey

One of the most important aspects of putting together a prenuptial agreement in New Jersey is to ensure that it is enforceable. Otherwise, the time and effort crafting the document will have been a waste.   New Jersey operates under the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act, which stipulates the following conditions in order for the prenuptial … Continue reading “Considerations for prenuptial agreements in New Jersey”

Benefits of prenuptial agreements extend beyond divorce

New Jersey abides by the Uniform Premarital and Pre-Civil Union Agreement Act. According to the law, prenuptial agreements can be made before a marriage or civil union, which is an important note because it extends the right to same-sex couples. In order to be considered valid, these agreements must abide by the following standards:  Both … Continue reading “Benefits of prenuptial agreements extend beyond divorce”

Certain measures can make a New Jersey divorce more affordable

While choosing to end a marriage in New Jersey is difficult, it can become substantially harder when considering the associated expenses. Going through a divorce often means paying attorney fees, splitting assets and perhaps making support payments. Fortunately, couples can save a significant amount of money through taking certain measures, as a recent news outlet … Continue reading “Certain measures can make a New Jersey divorce more affordable”

How should we tell our children about our divorce?

Going through a divorce can be difficult on everyone involved, especially children. Breaking the news to your child or children is a conversation that should be well planned. According to a report in Psychology Today, Utah researchers did some in-depth research into parents who are divorcing and how they tell their children. The findings showed … Continue reading “How should we tell our children about our divorce?”