Does Mediation Save Money During A Divorce?

Does Mediation Save Money During A Divorce?

Mediation can be an effective way to get a divorce without a drawn-out court battle, provided you and your spouse can get along well enough to decide all the pertinent issues while compromising. However, where cost is concerned, does it actually save you money?  The...
Child Custody Laws in New Jersey: The Basics

Child Custody Laws in New Jersey: The Basics

Parting ways with a significant other when you’re both parents of a child means that a child custody agreement must be designed. This agreement will determine how custody is divided and will likely also determine child support and the requirements for making decisions...
Common Mistakes to Avoid in Your Marital Settlement Agreement

Common Mistakes to Avoid in Your Marital Settlement Agreement

Divorce is a difficult, emotional event and separating your lives requires some work. As you determine the logistics of your new life without one another, you must also figure out how to divide your assets, liabilities, and income.  Sorting out your finances will be a...
What New Jersey Alimony Laws Mean for You

What New Jersey Alimony Laws Mean for You

Figuring out finances is often at the top of priority list during a divorce. One of the most contested pieces is alimony (also known as spousal support), where the court determines an amount one spouse must provide to the other on a monthly basis. There are many...
What Does the Divorce Mediation Process Look Like?

What Does the Divorce Mediation Process Look Like?

The inevitable emotional roller coaster most people feel during the beginning stages of divorce can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be as stressful or drawn-out as many people think. There are other faster and less difficult options available, referred to as...
The Scorched Earth Divorce Strategy: Why It Hurts Everyone

The Scorched Earth Divorce Strategy: Why It Hurts Everyone

With movies like Kramer v. Kramer and shows like The Practice, Hollywood has conditioned us to expect attorneys to help us with our legal issues through a long, difficult courtroom battle. No one would tune in if the show involved two people and professionals sitting...
How Is Child Support Calculated in New Jersey?

How Is Child Support Calculated in New Jersey?

Welcome to the world of “Unmarried with Children.” One of the many pieces that needs to be decided on when children are involved in a divorce is the child support amount. Even once the divorce is finalized, it doesn’t mean this piece is done and set in stone. Certain...
Divorcing an Abusive Spouse: What You Need to Know

Divorcing an Abusive Spouse: What You Need to Know

If you’re reading this, you’re taking the first steps to get out of a harmful relationship and move on with your life. It’s not an easy road to take, but it’s important to think about the long-term and what your life will look one, five, and even ten years from now....
Is Divorce Mediation Right for Me?

Is Divorce Mediation Right for Me?

The decision to get a divorce is a difficult one, no matter what the circumstances are. Deciding whether you’d like to take your divorce to mediation can add to the challenge. It’s important to understand mediation and figure out what you want out of the process....