What Is Equitable Distribution in Divorce?

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You often hear people say that marriage is no more than a contract between two people. In some ways, this is absolutely true. However, marriage is also the life that two people create together. It’s their children and their families. It’s their emotional bond. It’s their home and the belongings they accumulate over the years […]

How Is Alimony Calculated in New Jersey?

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Alimony is a term that many recognize, but it’s often misunderstood. Also known as spousal support, alimony is financial support provided to a spouse under specific circumstances during and after a divorce. In New Jersey, there is no set formula for determining the amount and length of alimony payments, which can make estimating an amount […]

The Marital Settlement Agreement Checklist

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Common Mistakes to Avoid in Your Marital Settlement Agreement

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Divorce is a difficult, emotional event and separating your lives requires some work. As you determine the logistics of your new life without one another, you must also figure out how to divide your assets, liabilities, and income.  Sorting out your finances will be a big part of your marital settlement agreement. This can often […]

What New Jersey Alimony Laws Mean for You

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Figuring out finances is often at the top of priority list during a divorce. One of the most contested pieces is alimony (also known as spousal support), where the court determines an amount one spouse must provide to the other on a monthly basis. There are many factors that go into determining the final number […]

What Does the Divorce Mediation Process Look Like?

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The inevitable emotional roller coaster most people feel during the beginning stages of divorce can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be as stressful or drawn-out as many people think. There are other faster and less difficult options available, referred to as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)  or “out of court” processes – and Divorce […]

The Scorched Earth Divorce Strategy: Why It Hurts Everyone

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With movies like Kramer v. Kramer and shows like The Practice, Hollywood has conditioned us to expect attorneys to help us with our legal issues through a long, difficult courtroom battle. No one would tune in if the show involved two people and professionals sitting down, talking, and getting along. But off-screen that type of […]

Divorcing an Abusive Spouse: What You Need to Know

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If you’re reading this, you’re taking the first steps to get out of a harmful relationship and move on with your life. It’s not an easy road to take, but it’s important to think about the long-term and what your life will look one, five, and even ten years from now. It may seem impossible, […]

Heather C. Keith Esq To Present at NJICLE For ADR Day June 5th


Heather Keith, Esq. of Keith Law Firm will be speaking on June 5th at the New Jersey State Bar Association “ADR Day 2019 – Valuable Tips for Arbitrators and Mediators for Resolving Conflict in a Complicated World”. Heather will present along with other speakers on current information, updated techniques and useful tactics that can be […]

Is Divorce Mediation Right for Me?

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The decision to get a divorce is a difficult one, no matter what the circumstances are. Deciding whether you’d like to take your divorce to mediation can add to the challenge. It’s important to understand mediation and figure out what you want out of the process. During a divorce you essentially have two options: go […]