Most Common Reasons for Divorce

It is unlikely anyone you speak with who is married will argue with the concept that marriage is hard work.  For scores of couples the hard work is worth it.  So why do some couples divorce and others remain married? For most divorcing couples, the marriage disintegrates slowly over time.  The most common reasons given.. Read More

What is a Grey Divorce and Why Are They Surging?

A grey divorce refers to couples divorcing at a later age, typically over 50.  Because of the age of the divorcing couple, it often also means that the marriage has been a lengthy one- regularly 25 years or more and the phrase grey divorce most commonly refers to a first marriage.  Statistics have been showing.. Read More

Divorce: The Best Financial Moves to Make

Often in a relationship one partner “owns” the finances while the other has little to no involvement.  When couples separate, often the partner not involved with the finances can be lost—at such a critical time in their life. If you’re coming out of a relationship as the partner who had minimal involvement in the management.. Read More

Military Divorce During COVID

This past year of the Pandemic has seen a decrease in Military Divorces.  While there is never typically one reason for an increase or decrease in the divorce rates of any subgroup, studies did take a look at the Military during this time period. As any family with a member in the Military knows, marriage.. Read More

What to Know if I Want to Move Out of State With My Children

This is a sampling of what the Court will look for if you wish to move out of the State of New Jersey with your children: Parent of Primary Residence’s reasons for requesting the relocation. Parent of Alternative Residence’s reasons for opposing the relocation. Whether or not past dealings between the couple have had an.. Read More

How do previous criminal convictions affect child custody cases?

If you are going through a divorce, prior criminal convictions can have a significant impact on a judge’s custody decision. A judge might rule against a parent with a criminal record when it comes to custody of a minor child. The best interests of the child are always the paramount concern of a judge when.. Read More

How To Win A Custody Battle

First and foremost, it is vital to change your thinking from a custody “battle” to a custody dispute.  Labelling custody disagreements as battle sets up the child(ren) as pawns in a fight between their parents.  Children are people, not pawns. The Courts in New Jersey are compelled to determine custody between two separating or divorcing.. Read More

How Does A Judge Determine A Custody Case?

Custody cases are both difficult and heartbreaking for all parties involved.  Judges, in particular, are asked to make decisions that effect an entire family’s relationship.  Often, the Judge will have several days of trial and testimony and the enter into these far-reaching decisions. So how do they decide?  Typically the most important factors are as.. Read More

What Not To Do On Social Media During A Custody Case!

If you and your ex are heading into a custody dispute/trial the best thing you can do for your case is to completely disengage and go radio silent.  Statistically, over 75% of adults engage in social media.  That being said, this is the time, if remotely possible to stop. If you still feel compelled to.. Read More

What Do I Need To Prepare For My Custody Case?

So, you have tried everything and now it looks like you are going to trial over custody of your children.  What can you do to prepare?  There are actually more ways than you could think of to get ready for your case. First, have proof at your fingertips of your personal knowledge of your child’s.. Read More