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Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce Mediation in New Jersey

If you are getting divorced in New Jersey, you likely have questions about the many legal issues you have to address. We also understand that you may have even more questions about how mediation can affect resolving those issues in your divorce. In the sections to follow, we’ll answer some of the common questions spouses […]

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How Does a Recession Impact My Divorce or Family Law Case?

Just about every study on marital discord concludes that disputes over money is the number one reason why spouses argue. Since recessions tend to lower income, and since lower income generates financial distress, a recession might trigger a divorce. By triggering a divorce, it might also trigger other family law issues such as child custody, […]

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What’s Attorney-Client Privilege?

At its most dire, attorney-client privilege may apply when a suspect confesses to his attorney that he did, in fact, murder his wife. In a divorce matter, a client may admit to his attorney that he had an affair, which will likely come out during the divorce proceeding, and it is best that the attorney […]

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Limitations on Spousal Privilege

Spousal privilege, also known as marital privilege, prevents spouses or partners in a civil union from divulging confidential communications between them. New Jersey has codified spousal privilege in Rule 509 of the New Jersey Rules of Evidence and 2A:84-22 of the New Jersey Code. Spousal privilege is not absolute, however—it has limitations. Legal Gray Area […]

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What Can I Do if I Think My Spouse Is Hiding Assets During a Divorce?

When it comes to dividing assets during a divorce, New Jersey is an ‘equitable distribution’ state, not a community property state. The basic principle is still a fair distribution of marital assets, but the equitable distribution system allows for more flexibility in distributing assets than the 50/50-based community property system does.  Under the New Jersey […]

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How To Confront a Cheating Spouse

When you get married, the last thing you imagine is your spouse cheating on you. However, for countless spouses, this becomes a reality, making it much more challenging to continue with the marriage.  If your spouse has stepped out on you, you may want to confront them and discuss it. Before you do, you should […]

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The Pros and Cons of Shared Child Custody: What You Need to Know Before Making a Decision

Parties are encouraged to negotiate a parenting plan that allows their children to spend as much time with each parent as possible. It is presumed that spending time with a parent is in a child’s best interest unless the parent is unfit. Therefore, New Jersey courts often prefer joint child custody arrangements whenever possible. However, […]

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9 Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer Before Hiring 

Are you considering divorcing your spouse? If so, you want to find the best divorce lawyer in Monmouth County to represent you. However, how do you know you are hiring a skilled divorce lawyer who is equipped to handle your case and achieve the outcome you desire? An excellent way to evaluate a divorce attorney […]

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What Happens if a Spouse Refuses To Sign the Divorce Papers?

New Jersey, like other states, administers its divorce laws on the principle that it is pointless to force a couple to remain married if even one spouse wants a divorce. And sometimes, that is the case, meaning one of the spouses wants a divorce and the other one doesn’t.  However, the reluctant spouse cannot prevent […]

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How Can a Father Get Full Custody of Their Child in Monmouth County, NJ?

Child custody can be one of the most challenging and emotionally stressful matters handled by the family courts. Parents believe they know what is in the best interest of their children. However, when parties disagree on any issue, the court must decide. New Jersey custody laws clearly state that it is the state’s public policy […]

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