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February 2018 Archives

Divorce mediation on the card for WWE star, Bray Wyatt

When a New Jersey married couple decides to divorce, they must agree upon which process they want to use. In highly combative situations, it's sometimes not possible for spouses to resolve important issues, such as child custody, spousal or child support-related matters. In such circumstances, litigation is often necessary. Spouses who want very much to keep their divorces out of court may choose mediation or another form of alternative dispute resolution.

Mother says child custody laws biased against disabled parents

There are many New Jersey parents who suffer from temporary or permanent disabilities. Each situation is unique and the severity of any disability varies according to individual circumstances. A woman in another state is lobbying for changes in child custody laws that she believes are biased against disabled parents.

5-year child custody battle may finally be coming to a close

Many New Jersey parents face disagreements with former spouses or others regarding child-related matters. When the central focus is child custody, serious problems can arise, especially if someone relocates a child without going through appropriate channels of approval. One dad has been fighting for five years to get his son back, and just recently the tides seem to have turned in his favor.

Will an affair affect New Jersey asset division or alimony?

Deciding to get a divorce is often a difficult decision. Two times when that may not be true, however, is when there is abuse or infidelity in the marriage. If your spouse has cheated on you, whether it was a one-time issue or an ongoing affair, that can make it easier for you to decide to divorce. After all, not only is infidelity a breach of your trust, it can also endanger your health by potentially exposing you to sexually-transmitted diseases or infections.

Does parenting time have to be equally divided in divorce?

Divorce is challenging enough for couples who do not have children. It may be more so for parents. There are typically many issues that must be resolved, one of which is parenting time. New Jersey family courts generally believes children should have as much time with each parent as possible, but that doesn't always mean the time must be split equally.

Collaborative law may help avoid litigated divorces

Many New Jersey couples will file for divorce this year. No two situations are identical, so there's no way to predict which marriage will last and which will end. Where children are concerned, however, many parents facing divorce proceedings face some things in common. For instance, most want what is best for their kids, and may be willing to try alternate means of dispute resolution, such as collaborative law, in order to focus on their children's best interests.

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