Why Prenuptial Agreements Are Nothing To Be Afraid Of

There is perhaps no more exciting time in a couple’s life than the days leading up to their wedding. However, before they can say “I do” in front of their assembled family and friends, they are important preparations that must be undertaken from picking the venue and the food courses to buying rings and even … Continue reading “Why Prenuptial Agreements Are Nothing To Be Afraid Of”

A Primer On No-fault Divorce In New Jersey

Regardless of whether a person is ready to file for divorce tomorrow or simply considering it as one of many options available to them, there is a very good chance that they are going to have questions about everything the process entails from the initial filing of the complaint to important divorce-related topics as child … Continue reading “A Primer On No-fault Divorce In New Jersey”

Collaborative Divorce Could Benefit Couples & Courts

There may soon be another option for divorce in New Jersey. The State Assembly unanimously approved A-1477, a bill that allows collaborative divorce-a voluntary process similar to mediation that doesn’t require a court proceeding. A Senate version, S-1224, is awaiting a floor vote. Known as the Family Collaborative Law Act, its advantages are many. First, … Continue reading “Collaborative Divorce Could Benefit Couples & Courts”

The Value In Taking Stock Of Your Finances Early In A Divorce

Once divorce papers have officially been filed, it’s not uncommon for a person to experience a wide range of emotions from anxiety and sadness to relief and even exhilaration. In light of this reality and everything else suddenly brought about by the pursuit of a marital split — new living quarters, new custody arrangements, etc. … Continue reading “The Value In Taking Stock Of Your Finances Early In A Divorce”

Divorce And The Division Of Retirement Accounts

When the difficult decision to pursue a divorce is finally made, the soon-to-be split couple will have a multitude of issues they will likely need resolved, including the payment of alimony and child support, the resolution of any child custody disputes and, of course, the division of marital property. While this division of marital property … Continue reading “Divorce And The Division Of Retirement Accounts”

Lobbyist Spouses Tell Separate Stories Regarding Marital Assets

In dividing marital property, many divorcing spouses agree on a settlement without having a judge intervene. However, when complex assets are at stake — for example, stock options, retirement plans, real estate and business assets — some disputes in New Jersey require a judge to decide on the equitable distribution of property. “Equitable,” mind you, is … Continue reading “Lobbyist Spouses Tell Separate Stories Regarding Marital Assets”

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses Enforcement Of Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement, also known as a premarital agreement or “prenup”, is a contract entered into by a couple prior to getting married or entering a civil union. It defines the rights and obligations of each party in the event of a divorce or the death of either party. Among other things, premarital agreement typically … Continue reading “New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses Enforcement Of Prenuptial Agreements”

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses Mistakes To Avoid When Seeking Child Custody

If you are in the process of divorce and child custody determinations, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and ill-equipped. Many parents have no prior experience with the child custody issues in New Jersey. For that reason, there are common “pitfalls” to avoid that can help ensure a successful child custody outcome for you and … Continue reading “New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses Mistakes To Avoid When Seeking Child Custody”

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer: Study Examines In-law Relationships And How They Can Affect Marriage

At one time or another, we have all wondered: What is the key component to ensure longevity in a marriage? A recent research study reveals some interesting information about the nature of in-law relationships and divorce. Establishing a meaningful relationship with your in-laws may play a significant role in whether your marriage will succeed or … Continue reading “New Jersey Divorce Lawyer: Study Examines In-law Relationships And How They Can Affect Marriage”

New Jersey Divorce Attorney: Role Of A Forensic Accountant In Divorce

Divorces are typically messy, both emotionally and financially. Because the process is complicated, couples contemplating the end of their marriage or civil union hire divorce attorneys to help them with the process. In turn, divorce attorneys often seek the aid of forensic accountants to provide assistance in some of the more complicated financial aspects of … Continue reading “New Jersey Divorce Attorney: Role Of A Forensic Accountant In Divorce”