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4 Tips for an Unconventional Father’s Day Plan 

Father’s Day: these two words often conjure up images of Dad at the BBQ, a gifted tie (or maybe, in today’s world, a polo shirt), and a late-afternoon, post-beer snooze in a hammock with a ballgame or golf in the background.  However, what if you’re divorced? What if you never married your co-parent? What if […]

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Don’t Get Divorced this Summer 

There’s a popular, unfortunate truth in matrimonial law: the busiest times of year for divorce are January and September. Why these two months? They come right after people have spent the most time— the holidays, the summer vacation months— with their families. (Of course, this doesn’t account for pandemic, in which, unfortunately, divorce rates have […]

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Is Collaborative Divorce Right For You?

Is Collaborative Divorce Right For You? It is certainly no secret that going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult periods in anyone’s life. Divorces can be emotionally-charged, expensive, and contentious. The family court system still encourages couples to work together, if they can, through divorce disputes. When spouses agree on more […]

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Springing Ahead— and Summer, Too! 

By Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich, Esq.    It’s spring! Warmer weather, flowers blossoming and daylight savings time— spring is here. We  made it through this difficult, stormy, COVID-centric winter.    Maybe you’ve been vaccinated; maybe you know someone who has been. Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is coming up, and then, the month after, the unofficial start […]

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Planning for the Future in Pandemic

Planning for the Future in Pandemic We celebrated the New Year— the calendar year flipped from 2020 to 2021— but it still feels an awful lot like last year, doesn’t it? We’re still in quarantine, and working from home; we’re still wearing masks when we do go out, and most of us are still waiting […]

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Nobody Puts (Fur) Baby in the Corner

Tips for Pet Custody from a Divorce Lawyer   By Amanda Yu, Esq.    As a full-blown crazy cat parent, it’s hard for me to believe that New Jersey courts consider our beloved pets (“fur babies,” if you will) as “chattel” or property.  Although, New Jersey courts recognize that pets have a special subjective value, […]

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