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Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce in New Jersey

When you got married, you likely never thought you’d want to explore getting divorced. But circumstances change and if you and your spouse are no longer happy or satisfied in your relationship, getting a divorce can be a good option for both of you. But before you contact a New Jersey divorce attorney, it’s a… Read more

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Gray Divorces: What Older Couples Need to Know

When you and your spouse have been together for decades, it’s normal to feel like you’re stuck together. But divorcing when you’re nearing retirement or even after you’ve retired is possible. These divorces have been dubbed ‘gray divorces’ and as you might expect, they present some unique challenges for older couples. Here’s what your New… Read more

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Uncontested Divorce

How to Prepare for Your Uncontested Divorce in New Jersey

Uncontested divorces let you and your spouse divorce faster and with none of the hassle common to traditional divorces. While they’ll save you time and potentially money, uncontested divorces are still a lengthy process that you and your spouse will need to navigate. The best thing you can do prior to meeting with your New… Read more

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Is New Jersey a 50/50 Custody State?

Divorces can be stressful under the best circumstances, but when you’re trying to establish custody agreements with your ex-spouse, it can be an even tougher process. Some states try to simplify child custody issues by following a 50/50 custody arrangement as standard procedure. New Jersey law and courts prioritize the welfare of the child when… Read more

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Family Law

What Are My Rights as a Mother in New Jersey?

When you’re trying to navigate the divorce process with children, it’s normal to wonder how the court will view your suitability for custody. There’s a common perception that the court favors giving primary custody to mothers over fathers. While this may have been the case years ago, New Jersey courts have long since become more… Read more

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Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in New Jersey?

When it comes to court-mandated visitation after a divorce, most people assume that visitation pertains to the child’s non-custodial parent. While this is certainly the most common type of visitation discussed post-divorce, the change in custody can also impact the child’s grandparents. While every state is different, New Jersey has some unique rules surrounding grandparents’… Read more

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce in New Jersey?

Making the decision to get a divorce is a big step, but for many couples who have simply outgrown their marriages or find that the relationship no longer benefits them, doing so can be a great option. And once you and your spouse make that decision, you likely want to get things over with as… Read more

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4 Proven Co-Parenting Tips to Use When Pursuing Divorce in New Jersey

Filing for divorce is stressful, but when you add the challenge of raising kids with your spouse, the process can be even harder. You want to do what’s right for your children and that often means cooperating and coordinating with your spouse even as you navigate divorce proceedings.  If you’re still reeling from initiating the… Read more

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Signs It’s Time for New Jersey Couples to Switch From an Uncontested Divorce to a Traditional Divorce

When spouses decide to get divorced and agree on all of the terms, they’re able to file for an uncontested divorce. This type of divorce allows you to work with a New Jersey divorce lawyer to reach agreements on the distribution of property, custody, and any other terms without having to go to court. But… Read more

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