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What Exactly Can a Process Server Do to Serve Papers?

The US Constitution requires you to notify a recipient of a pending lawsuit against them. The lawsuit might be seeking divorce, child custody, child support, any combination of these, some other family law issue, or some other civil law issue such as personal injury. This notification takes the form of “service of process,” where a […]


Can I Sue My Spouse for Defamation During a Divorce in Monmouth County?

Someone defames you when they damage your reputation by spreading lies about you. That could devastate your reputation. Imagine the damage to your reputation and your career, for example, if you are a schoolteacher falsely accused of domestic violence.  Unfortunately, defamatory claims are particularly likely to arise in a contentious divorce, especially when child custody […]


7 Signs It Is Time For a Divorce

Marriage is a commitment like no other, and the decision to dissolve this union should never be taken lightly. However, recognizing when your relationship may be broken and unsalvageable can save both parties from prolonged grief and open the doors to a quicker healing process.  If you are considering whether it is time to divorce […]


How Are Health Insurance Costs Factored Into Child Support?

Parents in New Jersey have an obligation to provide financial support for their children, regardless of their status. Therefore, whether you are married, divorced, separated, or never married, the law requires you to support your child. When parents are not together, support for the noncustodial parent is typically in the form of child support payments. […]


What is the Difference Between Paternal Rights and Parental Rights?

Paternal rights and parental rights play different roles in making key decisions. These rights impact custody determinations and other related issues. They also affect the parent’s right to make decisions regarding their child’s upbringing. However, many may not understand the distinction between these terms and their implications.  Legal Issues Relating to Paternity Paternity refers to […]


The Different Types of Child Custody, Explained

Child custody is often a significant issue in a New Jersey divorce action. However, disputes regarding child custody can arise at any time. For example, parents may dispute paternity, file for custody because the other parent is unfit, or argue about grandparent rights.  Regardless of how the matter comes before the court, two different types […]


Understanding Deviations from New Jersey Child Support Guidelines

Navigating the complexities of child support can be challenging. In New Jersey, child support is determined by set guidelines. Yet, there are instances where deviation from these guidelines is necessary and justified. This blog explores the intricacies of deviating from New Jersey’s Child Support Guidelines. Standard Child Support Guidelines in New Jersey In New Jersey, […]


How Long Do Alimony Payments Last in New Jersey?

New Jersey family law allows judges to order alimony in divorce cases. While alimony is permitted, it is not guaranteed. Furthermore, the “Alimony Bill” signed into law in 2014 significantly changed how alimony is granted in New Jersey. Continue reading this blog post to learn more about how alimony works in the state, including how […]


What Is an Ex Parte Custody Order in New Jersey and When Do You Need One?

New Jersey family courts handle child custody, child support, and divorce cases, among others. Ex parte child custody orders are common requests, and they are of critical importance under certain circumstances. If you are seeking such an order, it is important that you understand what they are and prepare thoroughly for any hearing. What Is […]


Does Your Marriage Qualify for an Annulment in New Jersey?

Most couples end their marriage in New Jersey by filing for divorce, known as the dissolution of marriage. However, state law provides for an annulment in some situations.  An annulment is the legal process of voiding a marriage so that it never legally occurred. In this blog, we’ll discuss whether your marriage qualifies for an […]

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