Exchanging Children is an Essential Activity

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Despite having been divorced for 20 years, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis made news recently after sharing photos of their family’s shared pandemic lockdown. Clad in matching pajamas, the long-split couple certainly seems to be a model of co-parenting goals. However, despite the happy images, co-parenting is a significant challenge right now for many families. […]

Stimulus Checks Impact on Divorce, Child Support & Alimony

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On March 27, 2020, Congress and President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion spending bill known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law, intending to offset the economic damages of the coronavirus pandemic. This spending bill includes a one-time payment to eligible American taxpayers.  Most individual taxpayers with an adjusted […]

Co-Parenting During a Pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic is unlike any prior state of emergency the United States has ever faced. With children schooling from home, businesses closing, and employers laying off workers in droves, this crisis is impacting more than just the public’s health – it’s impacting the very way we live our lives.  The reason for this is […]

Covid-19’s Impact on New Jersey Family Law, Divorce and Child Custody Issues

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The breakneck speed at which COVID-19 has spread across the United States has shocked the entire nation, especially in locations that are seeing exponential community transmission such as New York and New Jersey. At the risk of overusing a phrase, the situation on the ground is rapidly changing every day. It’s a time of enormous […]

How to Keep Your Kids From Being Affected by Divorce

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Divorce is hard – and it can be even harder when you have kids and want to protect them. While you can’t keep the truth from your children, you can help them process it in a way that minimizes the impact and shows them what healthy co-parenting looks like. Even if you and your spouse […]

Can I Move My Child or Children Out of State When I’m Divorced?

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Life has a funny way of throwing curveballs at you when you’re not looking. You lay out your plans, chart your course, and align everything in your life to support your path. But what happens when life happens and things change, including where you want to live? An unexpected move out of state things can […]

How Can I Modify My Child Support Payments?

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If you have a minor child that doesn’t live with you, you’re likely paying child support. The moment you no longer live with that child, regardless of his or her age, you become liable for child support. You probably negotiated an agreement for child support and had it filed with the court, or the court […]

5 Ways to Save Money During and After a Divorce

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Divorce is hard on your heart, and on your pocketbook. In 2019, the average divorce cost $15,000 nationally, and more in New Jersey. This doesn’t factor in associated costs such as securing new housing, establishing new insurance policies, and self-care such as therapy.  Where do these costs come from? A litigated divorce case racks up […]

Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Have Joint Custody?

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When it comes to separation and divorce, few issues are more important than child support and custody. New Jersey has two types of custody: Legal and residential (also known as “physical”). Within these types are two additional types of child custody: Joint and sole. In New Jersey, joint legal custody means both parents share major […]

Child Custody Laws in New Jersey: The Basics

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Parting ways with a significant other when you’re both parents of a child means that a child custody agreement must be designed. This agreement will determine how custody is divided and will likely also determine child support and the requirements for making decisions for the child. This process can be emotionally trying, but at all […]