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November 2017 Archives

What to do in a case of child custody interference

When there are children involved in a divorce, emotions sometimes make New Jersey parents do things that are out of character. They may resort to various actions of child custody interference, the most serious being abduction. When a parent abducts his or her child from the custody of the other parent, criminal law enforcement will be tasked with recovering the child, while a petition to family court may prevent similar events in the future.

Mediation can provide you with a quick and private divorce

New Jersey has taken unusual steps in recent years to reduce the pressure on the court system. One of the most upsetting for many unhappily married couples is the stay placed on divorces in Passaic and Essex Counties. For couples with marital homes in either county, obtaining a divorce may not be an option for the foreseeable future.

Social media can play a major role in a divorce

Years ago, many people kept journals to record the highs and lows of their lives. These were usually very private and not offered up for public viewing. Today, however, people in New Jersey and everywhere else want others to know what they did, where they did it and with whom. How times have changed. Updating social media has become part of the daily routines of most people, many of whom do not realise the role this will play in a divorce.

Collaborative law can make a divorce a whole lot easier

Divorcing couples in New Jersey have various options when it comes to ending their marriages. Those who can still communicate with each other have an option that can save time and money and avoid costly and time-consuming litigation. Collaborative law allows couples to negotiate their own divorce agreements to suit their unique circumstances instead of leaving important decisions for judges to make.

A prenup serves many purposes having nothing to do with divorce

More and more New Jersey couples first establish their careers before they consider marriage. In fact, by the time some couples take that step, they might each have accumulated substantial assets that could even include a residence or other real estate. For that reason, prenuptial agreements have become more common, but some still find it an uncomfortable conversation to have -- maybe because it seems like planning for a divorce even before they are married.

Co-parenting during the holidays made easy

If you and your husband are recently separated, you may be facing some unique challenges during the upcoming holidays. It is only natural that your children will want to spend time with both of you. This means that you will have to work with your future ex-husband so that your children can enjoy happy holidays, free from the stress of your impending divorce.

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