Capacity to Contract and Divorce Settlements

In a recent unpublished decision, the appellate division affirmed a trial court’s denial of a motion to set aside a final judgement. The defendant signed a settlement agreement and then later claimed that she lacked the mental capacity to understand what she was doing. The trial court held a hearing and enforced the agreement. After […]

Alimony and Retirement

In Landers v. Landers, 444 N.J.Super 315 (App.Div.2016), the court considered the application of the revised alimony statute which went into effect in 2014. The parties had been married for 22 years. A Final Judgment of Divorce (FJOD) was entered in 1991. The defendant/ex-husband had been ordered to pay ‘unallocated’ support for the plaintiff and […]

What Documents Should You Start to Put Together When Planning for a Divorce?

Paperwork Stack

If you’re contemplating or going through a divorce, having the right documents ready will be crucial. Documentation often plays a big part in deciding how to split assets, determine support, and settle debts. Starting with a clear picture of your finances and legal obligations makes the divorce process smoother and fairer for everyone involved. It […]

How to Pick a Divorce Lawyer

Divorce Attorney

Going through a divorce can be a challenging and emotional journey, and finding the right lawyer to guide you through this process is essential. However, with so many lawyers out there, the process of picking the right one can feel overwhelming. To simplify this process, here are some pointers for finding a divorce lawyer who […]

What Is Equitable Distribution and How Will It Affect My Divorce in New Jersey?

Dividing Assets

Are you pursuing a divorce in New Jersey? If so, you might wonder what this could mean for your finances, retirement accounts, and other assets. New Jersey is what is called an “equitable distribution” state. Different states use different methods to divide assets in a divorce. But what exactly does equitable distribution mean?  Equitable distribution […]

Things to Consider When Moving to Another State After Divorce

If you are recently divorced, you may be itching for a fresh start and perhaps a location change. Before moving to a new state, consider these three things: 1. Make Sure You are Prepared Making a move to another state after divorce may feel like the most life changing things you have done in a while, […]

Top 3 Co-Parenting Apps for Divorced Parents

Co-parenting is no easy task. If only there were apps or something that could make the process simpler. You are in luck, there are! Continue reading to learn about the top three co-parenting apps. Talking Parents: Best for High-Conflict Parents This app allows users to speak with their co-parent with the use of a hidden phone […]