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Category: Divorce

How Do I Navigate a Divorce After 50?

It should come as no surprise that close to half of all marriages in this country end in divorce. While New Jersey actually has one of the lowest divorce rates when compared to other states, the divorce rate for couples over the age of 50 has been rising steadily in recent decades. This trend, also …

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Should I Consider Getting a Prenuptial Agreement?

Couples who are entering into a marriage often hesitate to broach the subject of a prenuptial agreement because they do not want to consider the possibility that their marriage may not work out. While a prenup may not be necessary for all couples, it is something that one or both spouses may want to consider, …

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What Do I Do If I Suspect My Spouse Abusing My Child?

Abuse is a difficult subject to talk about, especially when it involves a child. Unfortunately, child abuse is more common than parents may realize. One out of every four girls and one in six boys will experience abuse before they turn 18. In nine out of ten cases, the victim knows their abuser. That can …

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Can I Hide Assets from My Spouse During Our Divorce?

Getting a divorce is never easy, and there are a number of important details that need to be resolved before the divorce can be finalized. Custody and child support are likely at the top of this list if you have children. However, whether you have children or not, your assets will need to be divided …

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What Is the Best Way to Navigate Father’s Day After a Divorce?

Father’s Day is an opportunity to show the dads, husbands, grandfathers and all of the other father figures in your life how much they are loved and appreciated. It can also be a difficult day for families who are coping with the fallout of a divorce, particularly if this is the first Father’s Day that …

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Is My Divorce Valid in the U.S. If It Occurred in Another Country?

Divorce laws vary from state to state and from country to country. The process can be complex, even if you were married and plan to finalize your divorce in the same state. However, if you decide to get a divorce while you are traveling or living abroad, you may have questions about whether your divorce …

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How Do I Protect My Financial Assets During a Divorce?

If your marriage has taken a turn for the worse, and you and your spouse have arrived at the decision to get a divorce, you are likely anticipating what your life will be like after the divorce has been finalized. Whether you and your spouse are divorcing amicably, or if the relationship has become extremely …

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How Can I Protect My 401(k) Assets in a Divorce?

The divorce process can take a major financial toll when it comes time for you and your spouse to divide your marital assets. You may be surprised to learn that any contributions during your marriage made to your 401(k) plan are considered marital property, which means it will be subject to division in a divorce. …

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How Do I Help My Teenagers Through the Mediation Process?

Divorce is difficult for everyone involved, from the couple who is splitting up to the children who have to adjust to splitting their time between two homes. If you and your spouse have decided to handle your divorce through mediation, this avoids a potentially bitter and contentious court battle, which can be painful for children …

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Vaccinations and Custody: Who Makes the Decision to Vaccinate a Child?

By Marie T. Bucci, Esq. When couples divorce in New Jersey, many parents are concerned that they will no longer have control over important decisions that impact their children. Divorcing couples should understand that pursuant to New Jersey law, there are two types of custody, legal custody, and physical custody. Legal custody affords parents the …

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How Do I Navigate a Divorce After 50?

It should come as no surprise that close to half of all marriages in this country end in divorce. While New Jersey actually has one of the lowest divorce rates when compared to other states, the divorce rate for couples over the age of 50 has been rising steadily in recent decades. This trend, also …

Continue Reading…

Should I Consider Getting a Prenuptial Agreement?

Couples who are entering into a marriage often hesitate to broach the subject of a prenuptial agreement because they do not want to consider the possibility that their marriage may not work out. While a prenup may not be necessary for all couples, it is something that one or both spouses may want to consider, …

Continue Reading…

What Do I Do If I Suspect My Spouse Abusing My Child?

Abuse is a difficult subject to talk about, especially when it involves a child. Unfortunately, child abuse is more common than parents may realize. One out of every four girls and one in six boys will experience abuse before they turn 18. In nine out of ten cases, the victim knows their abuser. That can …

Continue Reading…

Can I Hide Assets from My Spouse During Our Divorce?

Getting a divorce is never easy, and there are a number of important details that need to be resolved before the divorce can be finalized. Custody and child support are likely at the top of this list if you have children. However, whether you have children or not, your assets will need to be divided …

Continue Reading…

What Is the Best Way to Navigate Father’s Day After a Divorce?

Father’s Day is an opportunity to show the dads, husbands, grandfathers and all of the other father figures in your life how much they are loved and appreciated. It can also be a difficult day for families who are coping with the fallout of a divorce, particularly if this is the first Father’s Day that …

Continue Reading…

Is My Divorce Valid in the U.S. If It Occurred in Another Country?

Divorce laws vary from state to state and from country to country. The process can be complex, even if you were married and plan to finalize your divorce in the same state. However, if you decide to get a divorce while you are traveling or living abroad, you may have questions about whether your divorce …

Continue Reading…

How Do I Protect My Financial Assets During a Divorce?

If your marriage has taken a turn for the worse, and you and your spouse have arrived at the decision to get a divorce, you are likely anticipating what your life will be like after the divorce has been finalized. Whether you and your spouse are divorcing amicably, or if the relationship has become extremely …

Continue Reading…

How Can I Protect My 401(k) Assets in a Divorce?

The divorce process can take a major financial toll when it comes time for you and your spouse to divide your marital assets. You may be surprised to learn that any contributions during your marriage made to your 401(k) plan are considered marital property, which means it will be subject to division in a divorce. …

Continue Reading…

How Do I Help My Teenagers Through the Mediation Process?

Divorce is difficult for everyone involved, from the couple who is splitting up to the children who have to adjust to splitting their time between two homes. If you and your spouse have decided to handle your divorce through mediation, this avoids a potentially bitter and contentious court battle, which can be painful for children …

Continue Reading…

Vaccinations and Custody: Who Makes the Decision to Vaccinate a Child?

By Marie T. Bucci, Esq. When couples divorce in New Jersey, many parents are concerned that they will no longer have control over important decisions that impact their children. Divorcing couples should understand that pursuant to New Jersey law, there are two types of custody, legal custody, and physical custody. Legal custody affords parents the …

Continue Reading…