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Can I Change My Divorce Agreement?

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Changing a divorce agreement is no easy task, so it’s always better to play the long game and make sure the agreement is one you can live with for the rest of your life. But that can be easier said than done – during a divorce, emotions run high and without a proper advocate, it’s […]

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 […]

Getting Through the Divorce Process Intact

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When you get married, divorce isn’t the first thing on your mind. It’s hard to imagine your loving relationship falling apart. Life is unpredictable, though, and relationships change.  People get divorced for many reasons. Sometimes, people simply grow apart. Other times, something occurs that becomes an irreconcilable issue and divorce is the only viable option. […]

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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Does Mediation Save Money During A Divorce?

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Mediation can be an effective way to get a divorce without a drawn-out court battle, provided you and your spouse can get along well enough to decide all the pertinent issues while compromising. However, where cost is concerned, does it actually save you money?  The short answer is yes. The less time you need to […]

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 […]

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 […]