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Navigating divorce can be exhausting, but having a Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) in place can be a useful tool for resolving some, if not
Custody disputes can be emotionally draining for everyone involved. Obtaining sole custody can add a layer of complexity that increases the legal and emotional
Ending a relationship can be painful, and filing for divorce in NJ can be just one more overwhelming task to add to the list.
Learning how to file for child custody in New Jersey can feel overwhelming. You’re not alone, and at Graziano & Flynn, we understand the
Being a stay at home parent is a challenging, never ending task that requires exceptional organizational skills, significant emotional labor, and deep wells of
Just when you think the economy is on the upswing, unstable financial markets around the world (think China) are bold reminders that you never
During divorce negotiations, the separating parents will come to an agreement about important issues such as child custody and support. Even if they don’t
Beginning in March 2016, an important new statute dealing with child support in New Jersey will take effect. Essentially, the statute states that child
Being embroiled in a divorce that involves child custody matters can be a heart-wrenching experience for everyone involved. While parents themselves may feel the
When choosing to file for divorce, many parents and families are most concerned about how a child will react to it. If you aren’t
Divorce and taxes: two topics we would avoid forever if we had the opportunity. Unfortunately, however, marital separation forces us to learn a whole
What is Parent Alienation Syndrome? There are plenty of people who refuse to acknowledge “parental alienation syndrome” or PAS as a real condition that
We’ve heard the stories all too often. New Jersey mom or dad flees the Garden State with their child. If they are going to
Custody battles force families to make painful and heartbreaking choices. They can also exacerbate whatever acrimony exists between the two spouses. While it’s generally
When you’re forced to give up full custody of your child, it is completely understandable if you feel as though your world has turned
In a perfect world, nobody would get divorced. In an almost perfect world, those who do decide that they can’t make their marriage work
As difficult as divorce usually is on the separating spouses, the children are often caught in the middle. In a perfect world, custody issues
In the best of time and worst of times, the one thing divorced parents usually have to rely on is their parenting plan. Whether
In a perfect world, when two people with children get divorced they would be able to make joint decisions about the welfare of their
Child custody rights in New Jersey and elsewhere across the U.S. could soon be affected by a critically important case in California. Melissa Cook,
The New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act is set to go into effect soon, after having been signed into law in September by NJ
When the Supreme Court ruled last month that same-sex marriage would be the law of the land, it was indeed a positive step for
The recent divorce of a Ridgewood NJ couple has sparked change in the way New Jersey judges must consider the allocation of alimony. The
In order to have an alimony or spousal support order modified in New Jersey, you need to petition the family court judge. Of course,
In 2014, the NJ Legislature passed the Alimony Reform Act and radically altered divorce law in New Jersey. Prior to the passage of the
A New Jersey man is seeking to put a stop to alimony payments to his ex-wife because she is now in a relationship with
There are a multitude of different things that can affect how many of your possessions you’ll be able to keep after a divorce. In
It’s not unusual for women who are going through a divorce to want to stop using their married name. Post divorce, it’s important to
Divorce is always an ugly experience, even if it’s done in the most amicable way possible. As bad as a divorce can be for
With all the high-flying emotions people experience when considering divorce, it should come as little surprise that many people fear the unknown more than
Think about divorce for a moment. Why do most people get divorced? Perhaps the couple grows apart? Maybe it comes down to fighting about
The year 2014 was a good year for same-sex relationships. The U.S. Supreme Court decided to consider the constitutionality of same-sex marriage and here
Wealthy women and men have been claiming their spouses are hiding money during the divorce process as long as money and divorce have existed
Difficult situations inevitably arise when parents are divorcing, but tensions can grow overwhelmingly high when one parent decides to introduce a third party –
It’s been about six months since Gov. Chris Christie signed the New Jersey Collaborative Law Act, paving the way for kinder, gentler divorces in
Whether or not you have human children, many people consider their furry friends part of the family. So, it stands to reason that if
Well, to be fair, it’s possible that what types of pants you wear may be high on your ex’s “turn-off list.” However, well-known actress
At the end of the day, it all comes back to Facebook. Try as we might, it’s very hard these days to escape social
When you think of the word “divorce,” it’s very hard to be happy. The decision to go separate ways after being married – whether
To say that divorce is stressful might just be the understatement of the year. However, when it’s time to go your separate ways, people
It’s been proven that the trauma of a divorce can have a lasting impact on a child’s psychological development. As common as divorce has
If you’ve ever gotten that feeling that social media has gotten far too involved in our personal lives, you may very well be correct.
It may sound like a command on Family Feud: “Name the Top Three Reasons People Get Divorced!” However, unfortunately, when the time comes to
Divorce is, more often than not, an emotionally charged process. The decision to file should not be entered into lightly; however, once it is
A short time ago, we wrote about how social media was playing more and more of a role in the divorce rate in America.
If you’re like many future divorcees, you’re probably lying awake at night because of something your friend said or something you saw in a
There are always a few standard key players in the divorce process, namely the two spouses and the children, if they had any. However,
When a person files for divorce, they usually get a first-class education in all the idiosyncrasies of divorce law in their state. Some of
The Supreme Court’s historic ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states was clearly a significant victory for the gay community. The decision will
For many, there seems to be an unspoken rule that divorces have to be a festival of bitterness, acrimony and vengeance; a sort of
When you hear the word divorce, it’s not unusual to think about strong feelings: bitterness, acrimony and vengeance. Sure, emotions may be flying high.
Here’s a little secret about divorced couples: they can still be friends. There seems to be a stigma attached to divorce, as well as
In the scheme of life, the “pre-nup discussion” isn’t generally a favorite topic. This document, negotiated and agreed upon by two people getting married
Whether you are high strung in general, or shy and reserved, hearing “calm down” when you are feeling out of control and angry can
Even the mention of the word “divorce” conjures up a whirlwind of emotions: angry, sad, depressed, anxious and, for some, even happy and relieved.
When you have decided it’s time to end your marriage — or, if you spouse has made that decision for you — it’s imperative
Many people live beyond their means. And, that’s not difficult to do in New Jersey where, while you often get what you pay for,
If you are going through a divorce, or are thinking about filing for divorce, you may already be prepared to deal with increased stress
For some people, getting divorced may feel like the end of the world. Imagine, however, going through the process only to find out that
These days, it’s very difficult to get a job after college graduation; competition is fierce. A graduate’s problems are only compiled when they realize
The NJ Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a case involving a New Jersey employer that allegedly fired a worker because he was in
If you are going through a divorce, you already know that so much has changed and will continue to evolve as time moves on.
There are several types of custody situations that can be instituted following a New Jersey divorce. In many cases, one parent is granted sole
The population of divorced couples has steadily increased in states and cities throughout the U.S. over the past four decades, according to the genealogy
A state supreme court in Connecticut recently handed down a decision that may influence judges, as well as lawmakers, in states throughout the U.S.
One of the keys to a long-lasting marriage is to wait at least two years before making the decision to tie the knot, according
There is a famous saying that “justice is what the judge ate for breakfast.” The point of this saying is simple: judges are human
The divorce process is often extremely stressful, particularly if the divorce is contentious. Moreover, when there are children involved, or other issues like property
Becoming a parent can have a devastating effect on a person’s marital happiness, according to a marriage expert who examined numerous studies of the
Prenuptial agreements got a lot of attention in recent weeks as news broke that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, the Hollywood celebrity couple on
A recent study sought to identify the key predictors of divorce among married couples in the United States. There are certain issues that arise
When a couple gets divorced, the parties to the marriage often face difficult decisions over how to handle division of property and other assets,
A new study indicates that money matters and income may not be all that important when it comes to marriage and divorce. The study,
A recent sociological study found that pornography can have a negative impact on marriages. According to researchers who presented a paper at the American
Lawmakers in several states, including New Jersey, are currently dealing with an important family law issue: how to stop child marriages. Now Virginia could
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