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

Five Ways To Sheild Your Child From A Narcisistic Parent

If you have children and are married to a Narcissist, especially one you are planning to leave, life can be exponentially more difficult.  Here are some tips for helping your children through this difficult transition. Listen to your children and validate their feelings in the most positive way possible.  Narcissist are known for nullifying feelings.. Read More

Student Loans and Divorce

What to do if you can’t get along with your co-parent! There is no doubt about it, divorce is difficult.  However, post-divorce co-parenting can be just as difficult, especially if you and your ex ended the relationship at war with one another. Yet, you must somehow learn to make co-parenting work for the sake of.. Read More

Credit Card Debt and Divorce in NJ

One of the most common concerns during a divorce is who will pay for credit card debt. Pursuant to New Jersey matrimonial law, it does not matter whose name is (or is not) on the credit card. Regardless if a credit card is in one spouse’s name or if the card is in joint name,.. Read More