5 Ways to Save Money During and After a Divorce

5 Ways to Save Money During and After a Divorce

Divorce is hard on your heart, and on your pocketbook. In 2019, the average divorce cost $15,000 nationally, and more in New Jersey. This doesn’t factor in associated costs such as securing new housing, establishing new insurance policies, and self-care such as...
Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Have Joint Custody?

Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Have Joint Custody?

When it comes to separation and divorce, few issues are more important than child support and custody. New Jersey has two types of custody: Legal and residential (also known as “physical”). Within these types are two additional types of child custody: Joint and sole....
Getting Through the Divorce Process Intact

Getting Through the Divorce Process Intact

When you get married, divorce isn’t the first thing on your mind. It’s hard to imagine your loving relationship falling apart. Life is unpredictable, though, and relationships change.  People get divorced for many reasons. Sometimes, people simply grow apart. Other...
Gaining Guardianship in New Jersey: What to Expect

Gaining Guardianship in New Jersey: What to Expect

When your loved ones are safe and in good health, you probably aren’t thinking about a possible need for guardianship. Circumstances may require it though – a special needs child comes of age, a sibling faces unexpected severe health problems, or an aging...
The Divorce Mediation Checklist: Everything You Need to Know

The Divorce Mediation Checklist: Everything You Need to Know

Getting married is a time of excitement and celebration but getting divorced – it’s bittersweet at best. The good news is you have options on how to achieve the best outcome for yourself and your family. One of these options is divorce mediation.  Mediation is a...
Can My New Jersey Alimony be Taxed?

Can My New Jersey Alimony be Taxed?

After years of marriage, you’re getting divorced. If you earned a lower income than your spouse or if you helped put him or her through school, you might qualify for alimony, the monthly payment intended to help the lower-earning spouse remain financially stable...
What Is Equitable Distribution in Divorce?

What Is Equitable Distribution in Divorce?

You often hear people say that marriage is no more than a contract between two people. In some ways, this is absolutely true. However, marriage is also the life that two people create together. It’s their children and their families. It’s their emotional bond. It’s...
How Is Alimony Calculated in New Jersey?

How Is Alimony Calculated in New Jersey?

Alimony is a term that many recognize, but it’s often misunderstood. Also known as spousal support, alimony is financial support provided to a spouse under specific circumstances during and after a divorce. In New Jersey, there is no set formula for determining the...
The Marital Settlement Agreement Checklist

The Marital Settlement Agreement Checklist

When working through a divorce, you’ll encounter lots of documents, but one stands out above the others in importance: the Marital Settlement Agreement. A marriage settlement agreement is the most critical document drafted by your attorney during your divorce,...