Divorce is rarely an easy process, even with the help of a family lawyer. Whether you wanted the breakup or not, divorce is the end of a significant chapter in your life, and you are likely dealing with disappointment, stress, and grief. The following are tips on making your divorce as smooth as possible: Try … Continue reading Dealing with Divorce: Tips for Making Your Divorce Progress as Smoothly as Possible
If you are considering divorce or have a partner you believe owes child support, this app may prove helpful. The New Jersey Child Support Calculator allows you to easily calculate your payments instantly and accurately. This app is designed to be used on both the iPhone and iPad. You can also share data with the … Continue reading Calculating Child Support Is Easy with This Helpful iPhone App
New Jersey law allows for joint or sole custody. In cases where one parent has sole physical custody, the other parent is entitled to parenting time. The following is an explanation of visitation rights in New Jersey and how you can make the most of your time with your children: Establishing a Parenting Plan A … Continue reading A Basic Guide to Visitation Rights and How to Make It a Positive Experience for Your Child
Domestic violence is a pattern of abuse that can include any of the following: physical, emotional, verbal, or sexual abuse. It is intentional behavior that is used by one person to harm and exert power over the other person. Under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, you have a right to file a civil complaint … Continue reading Domestic Violence: 4 Signs You May Have a Case
Alimony laws vary, sometimes significantly, between states. It is important to discuss your case with a lawyer who is licensed in New Jersey, but this video explains some general principles about alimony. Alimony is one aspect of a divorce case that is generally designed to assist the spouse who is making less money in order … Continue reading A Look the Responsibilities of Paying Alimony in a Divorce Case
There are some phone calls that every parent dreads. Answering the phone to be informed that your child has been arrested may feel like a nightmare. In New Jersey, the juvenile court system handles all cases involving minors who have been accused of crimes. Consult a family lawyer and follow these suggestions if your child … Continue reading Steps for Parents to Take When Their Juvenile Is Facing a Criminal Charge
Family law covers a wide range of issues, from legal separation to divorce and child custody. A lawyer practicing in family law can answer any specific questions you may have, but these websites provide some helpful information to start: he New Jersey Legislature provides a database of state statutes. This link offers information about important … Continue reading Build Your Knowledge About Child Custody and Legal Separation With These Sites
Instead of moving directly to divorce, a family lawyer may suggest another option for those not quite ready to proceed with filing. Legal separation is when a married couple signs an agreement drafted by a family lawyer that declares their intent to separate. After signing this document, the couple has agreed on separation terms, but … Continue reading What Is Separation Before Divorce?
In New Jersey family law, there are no rights specifically listed for either party when a married couple separates. However, a separation agreement drafted by your family lawyer is a legally binding agreement between spouses that provides for time lived apart. Separation agreements range from simple to extremely complex and a family law attorney can … Continue reading Separation Agreements: 4 Important Facts You Need to Know
Custody is the legal responsibility for the care of minor children—those younger than 18 years old. In family law, there are two types of custody: legal and physical. Legal custody is the right to make major decisions about your child’s life, such as where your child goes to school and what type of religious practices … Continue reading What Factors Contribute to Who Is Granted Child Custody?