Let’s Talk About Divorce

Let’s Talk About Domestic Violence

When reading Lauren Justice’s New York Times Opinion article, “What Would I Have Done if I Would Have Killed Her That Night: Ten months in a class for men who hit women,” I was particularly struck by Ms. Justice’s statement,  Domestic abuse is a choice. Although I have always believed that to be true, admittedly […]

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How to Make Your First Meeting With A New Jersey Family Lawyer Count

So, you’ve decided to retain a New Jersey Family Law Attorney. You’ve searched high and low for a family lawyer in new jersey with excellent credentials, a great reputation, and years of experience. What do you do now? 1. Write it down. Sometimes putting everything down on paper can make things easier to explain to […]

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4 Tips For Day to Day Co-parenting

Co-parenting is extremely difficult, whether or not you are an intact family. Most parents’ parenting styles differ, and those differences may become even more apparent after divorce or separation when your children’s time is split between you and your ex. When parenting in an intact family, there may be a “good cop” and a “bad […]

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Pet Custody in New Jersey – Who Keeps The Pet After Divorce?

Many of us love animals as much as people (or for some of you, maybe even more so).  For that reason, it seems counterintuitive why virtually most family courts across the United States consider pets as mere belongings when confronted with the issue of which spouse or person to award them to during disputes.  The […]

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New Beginnings

Many people view the New Year, January 1st,  as an opportunity to begin anew. Resolutions are made. Promises are given. Good intentions are plentiful. For many of us, and for years for myself, early September presented the same promise and the same opportunities. School vacation was over; a new semester was beginning—a chance for those […]

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5 New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Move on after Divorce

The New Year is a time to start fresh, with a clean slate and with a list of goals to accomplish in the upcoming months. Adding divorce into the works creates a whole new set of issues.  Dealing with holidays now that you are restructuring your family identity may require you to re-assess some of […]

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