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Divorce rate tends to increase in late summer

For New Jersey couples, divorce is rarely an easy topic to consider. However, many reach the point in their relationship where they feel there is no choice but to move on and end the marriage. Despite perceptions to the contrary, this is rarely a knee-jerk decision....

What do courts consider when making an alimony decision?

The state of New Jersey offers certain ex-spouses the right to right to receive alimony payments from the other spouse to help make financial ends meet after a marriage comes to an end. The purpose of these alimony payments is usually a temporary means of financial...

Is it time to modify your custody agreement?

When you divorce and petition the court for custody, you make the best arrangements for your children that you can at the time. The court is guided by the best interests of the children, and those interests, by necessity, change over time.What that frequently means is...

How could the new tax plan affect my alimony payments?

People on both sides of the aisle have positive and negative feelings about the new GOP-proposed tax plans working through Congress. Regardless of those feelings, a new tax plan appears to be on the horizon, as the House and Senate plans both passed.Now, the two...

Does a new school year mean a review of custody?

As summer becomes only a memory of trips down the shore, the heralding of a new school year is upon us. Whether your kids are heading off to elementary school or high school, each year brings new challenges—and new changes.From football practice to dance...