NJ Family Law Updates

July 1, 2021

Humorist Sam Levinson likely thought he was funny when he said – "the reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy." What's said in jest could well become an issue for some grandparents – particularly when it comes to access to their ...

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Whether you’re the parent making child support payments or receiving them, you may have concerns. Do child support obligations automatically end when your child turns 18? As a New Jersey family law attorney, people ask me questions about this particular issue regularly. Many confuse the ability ...

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If you’re contemplating a divorce or already involved in the process, you already know money issues represent an important consideration. Be prepared to avoid some relatively common financial mistakes and save yourself some headaches. As a family law attorney in New Jersey, I consult with and ...

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As a New Jersey family law attorney, people come to me for solutions. Divorce and child custody consultations for unmarried couples often prove the most troublesome. Financial issues are only part of the problem. Tears stream down both men's and women's faces as they share the torment of their ...

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Many New Jersey couples no longer rely on the bride’s parents to host their weddings. Instead, they’re taking out loans to finance gala affairs. Big is not necessarily always better. Some experts claim that the more you spend on your wedding, the more likely you will divorce. First, let me ...

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The impact of the pandemic on every aspect of life is unprecedented. As an experienced New Jersey family law attorney, my observation is that the virus has resulted in some couples experiencing irreconcilable differences. No one actually needs to become physically sick from COVID-19 to suffer ...

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Separated or divorced parents face a unique set of challenges when it comes to their children’s education. One consideration is whether or not they would have paid for college if they lived together as a family. However, there is more to it than the price itself. For starters, New Jersey law ...

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Many couples come to numerous epiphanies when their marriage no longer works. Truth be told, equitable distribution comes with its share of confusion. The fact that retirement benefits will be split up in divorce can cause a great deal of angst. In some marriages, a mother or father may decide ...

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When I first became a New Jersey divorce attorney, I expected to come across people splitting up their marriages for all different reasons.  After all, I knew that money problems represent a common source of marital discord – as does infidelity.  One thing is certain. I didn’t anticipate political ...

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After years of working towards equality, more women are more frequently than before, finding themselves making great professional and economic strides. As a New Jersey law divorce attorney, it is something I personally witness on a regular basis.  When I represent wives in a divorce case, I ...

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Throughout New Jersey and elsewhere, parents are reveling in their children receiving their diplomas. No doubt whether it means the finish of high school or college, there is something lackluster about graduations gone virtual. Meanwhile, the subject of child support often enters the picture. Does ...

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As a New Jersey family law attorney, I’m noticing a new trend in the calls I receive from parents who no longer live together. Not surprisingly, the coronavirus crisis is impacting both custody and parenting time arrangements. The fact that court orders are in place doesn’t necessarily equate to ...

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In my years of practice as a family law attorney, I’ve helped clients deal with many difficult situations. After a while, I’ve noticed a pattern. For example, many people resist filing for divorce until after the holidays. By the same token, declines in the stock market seemingly trigger domestic ...

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During my initial consultation with prospective divorce clients, we discuss many issues related to the process. In many cases, men and women express concerns about financial survival when they’re no longer a couple. People are often surprised to learn how marital property is divided under New ...

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As a family law attorney, I know that divorce most often comes with an overabundance of emotions. That said, feelings can get in the way of moving forward.  Even if you and your spouse agree on calling it quits, you need to make sure you’re doing what’s best for you and your family. The first ...

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