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Child support and custody are intertwined for New Jersey parents

When a relationship ends and there are children involved, parents struggle to find a way to make the transition easier on them. Arrangements need to be made for child support and custody. Many New Jersey parents might believe that the two issues are only tangentially related when, in actuality, they are inexorably intertwined.

Do not believe everything you hear about New Jersey divorce

Friends and family mean well, but when it comes to ending your marriage and understanding the process, you should not believe everything you hear. There are numerous myths that do not seem to go away regarding the divorce process here in New Jersey. Below, some of those myths are debunked.

What does it mean when assets are dissipated during a divorce?

When a marriage ends and New Jersey residents are unable to come to an amicable settlement, the proceedings can get quite contentious. One of the most fought over issues in a divorce is dividing the marital property. There are many things that one of the parties can do to exacerbate the circumstances, and dissipating the marital assets is one of them.

Points to consider about mediation in family law

You are ready for your marriage to end, but now the court says there is a stay on divorces. This is exactly what people are hearing in Passaic County and Essex County. What are you going to do? If you aren't going to wait for the stay on divorces to lift, you need an alternative. Mediation might be the key you are looking for. Since the divorce stay simply means that there isn't any divorce litigation, you can still get divorced if you and your ex can hash out the terms.

Family law issues can be complex and frustrating without help

Few New Jersey residents who want a divorce are truly ready for the emotional roller coaster ride that could follow. In the midst of this, numerous issues need to be decided before the divorce proceedings are concluded. It can be frustrating and complicated to handle all of these family law issues without help.

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