What is a Cohabitation Agreement?

To put it simply, a cohabitation agreement is a contract you sign with somebody that you live with. These agreements can be made between roommates or anyone who shares living space, but they are often most useful for couples who have been together for a long time without getting married. Such agreements can offer you some legal protections and make it easier to solve any disputes that may arise. If…Read More

How Do You “Divorce” When You Are Not Legally Married in New Jersey?

Over the past two decades, divorce rates have steadily declined. At the same time, the 2020 Census noted that one-third of Americans between twenty-five and fifty-four years of age, including those in long-term committed relationships, had never gotten married. That is due in large part to changing societal norms regarding marriage and cohabitation as well as the economic and social benefits of not tying the knot. Nonetheless, you and your…Read More

Can I Receive Alimony if I Was Never Married to My Partner in NJ?

As you know, you do not need to be married to have a strong and lasting relationship with another person. In fact, many people simply choose to avoid marriage altogether, though this does not change the fact that they consider each other life partners, that they live together, and that they share many of the same assets, even opening bank accounts together, etc. For this reason, when such a couple's…Read More

How Cohabitation May Affect Alimony in New Jersey

In today's day and age, couples are not strictly limited to marriage. Oftentimes, life partners will seek alternatives to marriage. One of those alternatives is cohabitation. New Jersey law defines cohabitation as follows: “A mutually supportive, intimate personal relationship in which a couple has undertaken duties and privileges that are commonly associated with marriage or civil union but does not necessarily maintain a single common household.” That being said, if…Read More

What You Need to Know About Non-Marital Agreements in New Jersey

In today’s society, many people simply choose not to marry. If you are living with your life partner, however, you may desire some of the legal benefits of marriage, just without the title. Fortunately, our experienced Bergen County family law attorneys are here to help. Please continue reading and reach out to our firm to learn more about non-marital agreements and what we can do for you. Here are some…Read More

How to get a Non-Marital Agreement in New Jersey

Many couples would prefer not to get married for one reason or another, and others simply do not believe in marriage. Whatever your case may be, you are most likely aware that marriage generally provides couples with a higher degree of security. This is why plenty of non-married couples seek the same rights and protections a marriage can offer while still remaining unmarried. Fortunately, through non-marital agreements--also known as cohabitation…Read More

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

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, from one parent against the other or child could have a negative impact on his…Read More

Alimony, Child Support, Division of Assets after Death

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, alimony or child support, end upon the death of the payer. Whether you eventually pay…Read More

Avoiding Unnecessary Financial Costs & Emotional Pitfalls in Your Bergen County Divorce

Litigation is a tool for protecting and enforcing your rights. Any family attorney would be remiss if they didn't emphasize in their initial consultation that litigation can be unpredictable, the resulting financial costs unknown, and the potentially devastating emotional toll it could take on yourself, your spouse, and any children you may have, if things get personal. Your choice on whether to take the case to trial must factor in objective criteria…Read More

What Roles Can an Attorney Have in a Bergen County Mediation?

Serving Clients Across Ridgewood, Paramus, Hackensack, Fort Lee, Teaneck and Bergen County When considering mediation, many of our clients have questions about how lawyers fit into the process. They wonder whether their mediator is their lawyer, whether they need a separate attorney, and how mediation attorneys differ from normal family law attorneys. On this page, we will try to clarify the different roles that an attorney can play in the mediation process,…Read More

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