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Tips for Co-Parenting after Divorce

April 21, 2019

While your Bergen County divorce may have ended your financial and legal relationship with your former partner, if you have children together, you will be entering into a new kind of relationship, that of co-parents! For some couples, this new type of relationship may come naturally, but for others, it can be difficult to learn […]

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Gun Violence and Domestic Violence Bergen County NJ

April 11, 2019

Serving Clients across Northern New Jersey with offices conveniently located in Hackensack and Whippany According to a 2016 report by Everytown, 4.5 million women in the United States have had an intimate partner threaten them with a gun.  The Center for Disease Controls reports that 53% of the killings of American women are related to […]

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Unpaid Child Support: What Can Be Done?

April 2, 2019

The NJ Child Support Guidelines were created in an effort to standardize what parents should expect to pay or receive in terms of financial support for their children after a divorce depending on their family’s circumstances. However, there are several common situations which lead to these child support obligations not being met, in some cases […]

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Retainer Fees and Paying for Your NJ Divorce Attorney

March 28, 2019

One of the most common, and understandable, concerns our Bergen County divorce clients have is regarding the cost of their divorce. Specifically, most people considering a divorce or beginning the divorce process want to know how much it is going to cost them in terms of paying for an experienced and effective divorce attorney. While […]

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Doctor-Patient Confidentiality: Divorce, Child Custody & Your Medical History

March 25, 2019

Bergen County Divorce Attorneys with Offices in Hackensack, New Jersey In custody decisions the best interests  of the child are of the utmost importance in New Jersey child custody litigation.  Occasionally, a parent’s mental health or medical history may be relevant in how child custody is decided.  A history of physical, sexual or mental abuse, […]

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Grand-Parent Visitation Rights Lawyers Bergen County NJ

March 14, 2019

Family law courts are often the site of some of the most emotional legal decisions. Issues such as divorce, child support and child custody can tear at the heart of any family.  Often overlooked in this sea of emotion are grand-parents. Grandparents’ visitation rights often fall as secondary considerations if they are considered at all. […]

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Alimony, Child Support, Division of Assets after Death

March 3, 2019

Protecting the Futures of Clients across Ridgewood, Hackensack, Paramus, Teaneck, Fort Lee and Bergen County It’s unpleasant to consider what will happen after we die, but if you’re in the middle of divorce or child support litigation and the division of assets, now is the time to start planning for that eventuality.  Generally support obligations, […]

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Modifying Child Support to Attend College

February 26, 2019

In the 2016 decision in the case of Zavaglia v. Bray, the Appellate Division confirmed the idea that parents cannot modify their child support agreements on the basis that they are attending a post-secondary educational program such as a college or university. While the fact that parents often wish to secure a higher education in order […]

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What are a Parent’s Obligations to Pay for College in a NJ Divorce

February 20, 2019

As companies and businesses begin to favor higher levels of education in prospective employees, it is becoming more and more important for a child to receive a college education. New Jersey recognizes this fact, and as such, heavily favors children being financially supported through their college education. Include a Financial Plan in your Bergen County […]

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The 5 Types of Alimony in New Jersey

February 14, 2019

Alimony and spousal support is a key component of many Bergen County divorce settlement agreements. Alimony allows individuals who have traditionally been financially dependent on their spouse to continue to receive financial support during, and after, their divorce, and maintain a lifestyle as close as possible as to what they enjoyed during their marriage. However, the […]

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