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Category: Family Law

What Is the Best Way to Discuss Mediation with My Spouse?

If you and your spouse have decided to proceed with a divorce, mediation can be a helpful tool to sort out important issues with a skilled mediator. Mediation allows divorcing couples to bypass the added tension and cost of court proceedings. Before you can proceed with mediation, you will need to discuss the matter with …

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What Would Cause Me to Lose Custody of My Child?

Parenting is a rewarding but difficult job, even when both parents support each other and are committed to protecting their children’s best interests. Parenting certainly becomes much more complicated after a couple divorces and complex custody issues need to be resolved. Ideally, both parents can set aside their differences and focus on what is best …

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What Are the Best Co-Parenting Tips for Navigating Back-to-School?

If you are a parent of school aged children, you probably have a mile-long checklist of things you need to do, and supplies you need to purchase before the first day of school arrives. While the prospect of starting a new school year and getting back to a more predictable schedule can be a welcome …

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Texts, Emails, and Social Media Posts – The Admissibility of Digital Communications and Social Media Posts in the Courtroom

What to Know about Digital Messaging, Social Media, Investigations, and Litigation By Eric Marcy, Esq. Whether the matter is a criminal investigation, criminal prosecution, civil action, and/or family law case, digital communications, texts, emails, and social media posts are fertile and increasingly common sources of evidence in investigations and litigation. Digital communications such as texts, …

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How Does Child Support Work After a Child is Adopted?

Families are created in many different ways. Adoption is a rewarding process that gives a child a stable and permanent home when a biological parent(s) cannot or will not for whatever reason. Whether you are adopting a child or putting your own child up for adoption, you may have questions about your financial rights and …

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What Do I Need to Know About Buying a House After a Divorce?

One of the most significant steps you can take after a separation or divorce is to find a new home. It signifies a new beginning and allows you to start fresh and create a more stable and stress-free home life. However, while you may be anxious to get settled in a new house, there are …

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What Steps Can I Take If My Ex Stops Paying Child Support?

One of the most important steps in the divorce process is ensuring that the couple’s children will be cared for after the divorce has been finalized. In most cases, a court order will require the noncustodial parents to make child support payments to the custodial parents. Until the court order for child support has been …

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What Happens After the Mediation Process?

Mediation is an option for couples who are pursuing an uncontested divorce in New Jersey. There are several reasons why couples choose to settle their divorce through mediation. For instance, mediation is significantly less expensive than settling a divorce through litigation, which can cost anywhere between $15,000 and $40,000 or more. In addition, mediation is …

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Are Mental Health Issues Considered Grounds for Divorce?

If your spouse was diagnosed with a mental illness, you know that managing the illness can be challenging, even if they are taking medication to control the symptoms. Depending on the diagnosis, and the severity of the illness, your spouse may need to take a combination of medications, which can cause a range of debilitating …

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What If My Former Spouse Prevents Me From Seeing My Kids?

It is common for couples to disagree about a range of issues during the divorce process, especially in high-conflict divorces where both spouses harbor animosity towards one another. Unfortunately, in situations like this, one spouse may try to prevent the other from seeing the children. This often happens when one spouse refuses to let the …

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What Is the Best Way to Discuss Mediation with My Spouse?

If you and your spouse have decided to proceed with a divorce, mediation can be a helpful tool to sort out important issues with a skilled mediator. Mediation allows divorcing couples to bypass the added tension and cost of court proceedings. Before you can proceed with mediation, you will need to discuss the matter with …

Continue Reading…

What Would Cause Me to Lose Custody of My Child?

Parenting is a rewarding but difficult job, even when both parents support each other and are committed to protecting their children’s best interests. Parenting certainly becomes much more complicated after a couple divorces and complex custody issues need to be resolved. Ideally, both parents can set aside their differences and focus on what is best …

Continue Reading…

What Are the Best Co-Parenting Tips for Navigating Back-to-School?

If you are a parent of school aged children, you probably have a mile-long checklist of things you need to do, and supplies you need to purchase before the first day of school arrives. While the prospect of starting a new school year and getting back to a more predictable schedule can be a welcome …

Continue Reading…

Texts, Emails, and Social Media Posts – The Admissibility of Digital Communications and Social Media Posts in the Courtroom

What to Know about Digital Messaging, Social Media, Investigations, and Litigation By Eric Marcy, Esq. Whether the matter is a criminal investigation, criminal prosecution, civil action, and/or family law case, digital communications, texts, emails, and social media posts are fertile and increasingly common sources of evidence in investigations and litigation. Digital communications such as texts, …

Continue Reading…

How Does Child Support Work After a Child is Adopted?

Families are created in many different ways. Adoption is a rewarding process that gives a child a stable and permanent home when a biological parent(s) cannot or will not for whatever reason. Whether you are adopting a child or putting your own child up for adoption, you may have questions about your financial rights and …

Continue Reading…

What Do I Need to Know About Buying a House After a Divorce?

One of the most significant steps you can take after a separation or divorce is to find a new home. It signifies a new beginning and allows you to start fresh and create a more stable and stress-free home life. However, while you may be anxious to get settled in a new house, there are …

Continue Reading…

What Steps Can I Take If My Ex Stops Paying Child Support?

One of the most important steps in the divorce process is ensuring that the couple’s children will be cared for after the divorce has been finalized. In most cases, a court order will require the noncustodial parents to make child support payments to the custodial parents. Until the court order for child support has been …

Continue Reading…

What Happens After the Mediation Process?

Mediation is an option for couples who are pursuing an uncontested divorce in New Jersey. There are several reasons why couples choose to settle their divorce through mediation. For instance, mediation is significantly less expensive than settling a divorce through litigation, which can cost anywhere between $15,000 and $40,000 or more. In addition, mediation is …

Continue Reading…

Are Mental Health Issues Considered Grounds for Divorce?

If your spouse was diagnosed with a mental illness, you know that managing the illness can be challenging, even if they are taking medication to control the symptoms. Depending on the diagnosis, and the severity of the illness, your spouse may need to take a combination of medications, which can cause a range of debilitating …

Continue Reading…

What If My Former Spouse Prevents Me From Seeing My Kids?

It is common for couples to disagree about a range of issues during the divorce process, especially in high-conflict divorces where both spouses harbor animosity towards one another. Unfortunately, in situations like this, one spouse may try to prevent the other from seeing the children. This often happens when one spouse refuses to let the …

Continue Reading…