Let’s Talk About Divorce

Consultation With a Matrimonial Attorney

By Jackie Nemetz, Paralegal The thought of having to consult with a matrimonial attorney relative to a divorce might seem intimidating, but rest assured, matrimonial attorneys have the experience to understand what you are going through and will guide you through the process. Knowing what to expect during an initial consultation is the first step […]

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Who Should Attend the Appraisal Inspection of the Marital Residence?

Guest blog post by Paul R. Harris It’s not the appraiser to determine which party or parties attends the appraisal inspection, unless of course there is a court order or judgement barring one of the parties from attending the appraisal inspection. With that said it is this appraisers opinion there is no policy for either […]

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The 411 On Case Information Statements

By Penny L. Polakoff, Paralegal After the filing of initial pleadings (i.e. a Complaint for Divorce and Answer and Counterclaim, etc.), it is time to begin focusing on the Case Information Statement, or “CIS.”  The CIS is paramount to the divorce process because it provides a snapshot of all of the financial details of a particular […]

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7 Most Overlooked Things in Divorce Planning

Guest blog post by Robert J. Mascia, CFBS The divorce process sucks!  It can be a whirlwind of emotions with many decisions that have to be made. Separating the emotions with the decision making is typically the hardest. Studies show that women often make out financially worse than their male counterparts, and more of the costs […]

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Dating While Getting Divorced or Separated

Stop saying you are divorced when you aren’t…. and even more helpful tips on navigating the dating scene after you have been married.   When getting married, you probably never thought that you would have to worry about how to meet people and how to date ever again. Regardless of how long it has been, […]

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Privacy and Family Law in New Jersey

By Amanda Yu, Esq. Last month, I participated in a webinar entitled “Privacy and Family Law.” As a fairly technologically savvy individual, I was very interested as to how the panel would address this incredibly broad topic. Courts have consistently held that privacy rights in the United States are very important and must be upheld […]

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