The Surprising Key To An Amicable Divorce

          Divorcing spouses can save much time and money by reaching divorce agreements out of court on all issues related to the marriage, including asset allocation, custody, child support, alimony and more.            After over 20 years of practicing family law, I’ve learned that the root cause […]

Separated or Considering Divorce? What You Must Know About the New Federal Tax Law

In December 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 into law.  If you’re separated or considering divorce, the new federal tax law can have a major impact on your divorce settlement negotiations. While tax law changes relevant to divorcing spouses include home mortgage and home equity loan interest, attorney fees, IRA […]

Is It Better to Postpone Divorce Until the Children are Older?

It’s very common for parents to postpone divorce until the children are older, perhaps after they’ve finished high school and are off to college. Many believe that it’s better for the children to stay in an unhappy marriage than subject them to divorce.  Understandably you’d want to avoid uprooting your children from the only life […]

What To Expect When the New Jersey Family Court Decides Your Divorce Case

If more divorcing spouses knew what it really means to go to trial in New Jersey Family Court and have the judge decide, they might very well work harder to reach a divorce agreement.     Unfortunately, many lawyers don’t tell their clients what happens if their case goes to trial and encourage clients to become […]

What To Expect When You Go to Court for Divorce In New Jersey

There is unbelievingly little information available to the general public about the divorce process in New Jersey. Therefore, the only information you might have available as to what might happen in your divorce often comes from hearing others’ experiences or online searches. This is like asking others or searching online to diagnose a medical condition. […]

Three Simple Ways for Separated or Divorced Parents to Save Big on College Costs

Importantly, divorced parents in New Jersey have a legal obligation to contribute to college costs and expenses for their children. By the same token, decisions about where your child will attend college requires planning and discussion.  Particularly if your child is in high school, you don’t want to find yourself scrambling during the final negotiations of […]

How Do You Reach an Out-of-Court Divorce Settlement in New Jersey?

Many couples seeking divorce in New Jersey don’t know that while only a Court can legally dissolve a marriage, you don’t need the Court to make critical decisions including asset allocation, custody, child support, alimony and more.  You have more control than you think.  You have the power to design your post-divorce life by reaching a divorce […]

What You Absolutely Need To Know About Legal Separation In New Jersey

It’s not uncommon for many couples to decide to live separately rather than get divorced, even when one or both have come to the conclusion that the marriage is broken beyond repair.  You might not actually want to divorce for any number of reasons, although, in my experience, it all boils down to fear.  In […]

How to Determine Alimony in New Jersey Divorce

You might be considering divorce yet concerned that you may have to pay alimony to your spouse.  Common questions might include how do I know if I’ll have to pay alimony?  How is alimony calculated?  How long would I have to pay? When spouses are unable to agree on payment of alimony, they can have […]

Divorcing During The Holidays: 4 Opportunities Most Divorcing Parents Don’t Know About

If you’re going through divorce, it can be easy to dread the holidays and focus on what you might have lost.  You may be tempted to ignore the holidays altogether, especially if your children won’t be with you during the holidays. But you have other choices.  For starters, you can refuse to allow your view […]