Advance Child Tax Credit Payments | What to Know for Divorced Parents

The advance child tax credit is a part of the American Rescue Plan that was signed into law in March by President Biden. The American Rescue Plan bumped the child tax credit from $2,000 to $3,000 per child for the 2021 tax year, plus, an additional $600 benefit for children under the age of 6. Half of the credit will be sent to parents in advance payments on a monthly…Read More

How Can I Obtain a Restraining Order in New Jersey

Feeling unsafe and worried for you and your family's wellbeing is, unfortunately, a reality for thousands of people across America. New Jersey is no exception to this reality. It is common for victims of domestic violence to be interested in filing for a restraining order to be free from this worry. If you believe you are unsafe in your own home, now is the time to take action to prevent…Read More

What Does Child Support Cover in the State of New Jersey?

There are few things more important to a parent than being able to raise their child. This is more complicated, naturally, when parents are divorced--especially financially. For this very reason, child support is in place to help financially dependent parents have the means to provide their child with an acceptable standard of living, even after the parents are divorced. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Bergen County family…Read More

What You Need to Know About Non-Marital Agreements in NJ

During the course of their lives, many people choose to marry. That being said, as you know, it is quite possible to love someone without wanting to formally get married. This is becoming more and more common in today's day and age. That being said, married couples are allowed access to various legal and financial benefits because of their marital status, and non-married couples are not. However, by drafting a…Read More

Can I Include Video Chats/Virtual Visits in My Parenting Time Plan?

The coronavirus pandemic has completely changed our way of life, and not for the better. However, we are resilient, and we have learned to make do with the new normal. Because of the many child custody/parenting time concerns that we have seen amongst divorced co-parents in the wake of the coronavirus, individuals and their attorneys are finding new ways to spend time with their children, even if they cannot see…Read More

What Should I do if my Former Spouse is Refusing to Pay Child Support?

There are few things more aggravating, and potentially damaging to a family and your children if your former spouse refuses to pay child support. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Bergen County family law attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through this difficult time. What should I do if my former spouse is not paying child support? If your former spouse is refusing…Read More

Creating Non-Marital Agreements in New Jersey

Many people look forward to marriage, however, many people are also perfectly content with remaining unmarried and spending all their time with their life partner. Fortunately, you can receive many of the benefits and protections afforded by marriage through what is known as a non-marital agreement. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Bergen County family law attorneys to learn more about these agreements and how they may…Read More

NJ Court Rules on Name Change for Transgender Child

In a first-ever ruling on the matter of a legal name change for a transgender child, Middlesex County Chancery Division Judge Hon. Marcia Silva, J.S.C. ruled in favor of allowing Veronica Betts to legally change (his) name to Trevor in accordance with his on-going transgender treatment for gender dysphoria. This case establishes that the "best interest standard", the standard used by family courts across Bergen County and New Jersey in order to…Read More

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