What’s in a Name?

After 40 weeks the baby arrives and you are presented with paperwork to complete to identify the name of the child and the father. Usually, this is not a daunting task as you have had sufficient time to discuss the name and you are both in agreement. If you are not married it is possible […]

Can a Final Restraining Order Be Vacated in New Jersey?

In a word yes.  In New Jersey, Final Restraining Orders (FRO) are considered final – like forever. The FRO will remain in effect until the plaintiff dismisses it voluntarily or the court vacates the order upon motion by the defendant. When an FRO is issued the defendant will be placed in the domestic violence registry […]

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 […]

How Do New Jersey Courts Decide Alimony?

NJ Alimony

How Do New Jersey Courts Decide Alimony? Divorce is emotionally taxing. All at once you are called on to decide, seemingly immediately, the distribution of all of your assets and liabilities, in addition to considering the custody and parenting time of your children. can further escalate the stress. In New Jersey, alimony is determined by […]