Divorce and Dependent Child Benefit for 2018 Taxes in Bergen County NJ

Do you remember that last year (in 2017) Congress passed the largest piece of tax reform legislation in more than three decades? For couples who are separating or divorcing AND who have either high- or low-value assets, the changes are likely to affect your returns for tax year 2018 (the one you’ll file in 2019). If you are divorcing, you may want to know: "Who gets to claim the Dependent…Read More

Bergen County Divorce and Equitable Property Division

[caption id="attachment_1820" align="alignleft" width="279"] “Equitable” Property Division[/caption] Probably the two areas of divorce that trigger long-lasting conflicts for separating spouses are children and money. Too often they are areas of continuing stress, even after the divorce is finalized. This article will focus on the second (money) and how property assets and liabilities are divided. First, we’ll clarify the concept of “equitable” divisions and how it applies in New Jersey. We…Read More

If I am Not Married, Can I Still Get Child Custody and Child Support?

Though most of us may have been raised in a "traditional" family, these days many parents are deciding to remain unmarried but still raising their children together.  Much like in the case of divorce, in order to have a smooth relationship it is best for both parents to come to an agreement about such important issues as child custody, child support, parenting time and visitation. While child support and child…Read More

Common Mistakes During Divorce in New Jersey

The divorce process in New Jersey can be quite complex. Not only are there practical and legal requirements to see that your divorce is completed, but there are also a litany of financial and personal issues to resolve as well. Many individuals going through a divorce make easily avoidable mistakes simply due to a lack of understanding of how the process works. Today, our divorce attorneys will identify some commonly made mistakes and how…Read More

Why Cohabitation Agreements are so Important in Bergen County, NJ

Unmarried couples are choosing to live together without getting married at a higher and higher rate. While this is a great choice for many couples and families, it also creates a situation where the legal rights of individuals may not be protected in the case of a break-up or other complicating situation. When married couples go through a divorce, they are granted certain legal rights when it comes to division of marital property, alimony and spousal…Read More

Real Estate Appraisals and Divorce

New Jersey divorces often involve the equitable distribution of owned real estate. Whether you are planning on continuing to jointly own the property, transfer the deed to a single owner, or sell the property outright, an accurate and timely appraisal can be a vital step in the process. There are many ways to approach the division of marital assets for divorcing couples, each carrying advantages and disadvantages based on the unique circumstances surrounding…Read More

How to Draft an Enforceable Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are only as good as their ability to be enforced in a court of law. It is important to understand that New Jersey has several distinct requirements which must be met in order to make your marital agreement valid. Many of these stipulations are not obvious, and failure to meet them may result in your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement being invalid. Today, our prenuptial and postnuptial agreement attorneys will discuss what is…Read More

How to Write an Enforceable Divorce Settlement Agreement

As with any type of legal contract, divorce agreements are worth nothing to either party if they are not able to be legally enforced. There are a wide array of complex financial and personal issues which can be addressed through a settlement or divorce agreement including alimony, child support, child custody, division or marital assets, and much more. In order to write a solid and enforceable divorce agreement, it can be invaluable to work with…Read More

Can I Pay Child Support Directly to My Child?

Many divorce agreements or agreements between unmarried parents involve child support terms. As children grow older, it is possible that a parent might prefer to have their child support payments go directly to their child rather than to the other co-parent. However, there are certain conditions which must be met for this possibility to become reality in New Jersey. Today, our divorce and family law attorneys will be discussing when parents may be able to pay child support directly…Read More

What You Should Include in Your Prenuptial Agreement

Many of our Bergen County clients are hesitant to enter into a prenuptial agreement before they marry. Obviously at the time of the marriage, it is pretty difficult to imagine a scenario where you would ever want to divorce your future spouse, but the fact of the matter is that people change, times change, and having a prenuptial agreement in place before your marriage is a smart and prudent step…Read More

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