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February 2015 Archives

Importance of a parenting plan in child custody

New Jersey parents whose marriages are ending may know that providing the court with a viable parenting plan is an important way to ensure that their children are cared for after divorce. The court reviews the plan and may have related questions before it is approved. Knowing what needs to be done and enlisting assistance when needed makes achieving this end possible.

How to avoid incurring a large divorce bill

When the topic of divorce arises, many people associate it with an expensive attorney bill. While some divorcing couples rack up high costs, family law attorneys say that it does not have to be that way. Spouses who are divorcing in New Jersey could avoid doing certain things so that their overall bill is lower.

Situations where child support payments might end

Divorced parents in New Jersey may have questions about how long a court order for child support lasts, and the obligation to make payments generally ends at 18 though certain circumstances may change this. However, there are steps parents must take to terminate a child support order.

New Jersey divorce and credit issues

At the end of a marriage, one must consider not only the legal and personal ramifications of the proceedings themselves, but potential financial benefits and pitfalls divorce may offer. Dividing debt among separating spouses is no guarantee that creditors cannot and will not pursue collection and other credit activity with both spouses, as the law considers any debt incurred while married to be the responsibility of both spouses.

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