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Category: Family Law

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 Are the Common Causes of a Sudden Divorce?

When a couple makes the difficult decision to get a divorce, it is usually after a great deal of soul searching. This often occurs over several months, or even years, particularly if there are children involved and the couple is hesitant to break up the family. However, in some cases, a spouse may announce that …

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How Do I Manage Summer Vacation as a Divorced Parent?

School is out for the summer, which means that routines are likely to change and the daily grind of homework, sports, music lessons and other activities becomes much more relaxed. However, as the temperatures rise, so do parents’ anxiety levels as they are faced with figuring out how to keep their children busy and entertained …

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What Do I Do If I Have Been Abandoned By My Spouse?

Going through a divorce is a painful process, even under the best of circumstances. However, the process is much more painful and traumatic when you have been abandoned by your spouse without any warning. In addition to the emotional shock, this can be financially devastating as well if your spouse has severed all ties, including …

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Who Is Entitled to the Marital Home After a Divorce?

Buying a house is one of the most significant purchases that you will make. In addition to being a major financial investment, people often become emotionally attached to their house, particularly if they lived in the home for many years and raised a family there. However, if you are one of the nearly 50 percent …

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RECENT APPELLATE DIVISION DECISION ADDRESSES THE ABILITY OF A NJ RESIDENT TO COMPEL A NON-RESIDENT PARTY TO NJ JURISDICTION UNDER THE UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT

By: Kevin W. Ku, Esq. In a recently published case, M.A.P. v. E.R.A., the Appellate Division held that a non-resident father who had no relevant contact to New Jersey is not subject to the jurisdiction of New Jersey courts.  In M.A.P., the parties engaged in a sexual relationship in the State of New York that …

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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 …

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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 …

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…

What Are the Common Causes of a Sudden Divorce?

When a couple makes the difficult decision to get a divorce, it is usually after a great deal of soul searching. This often occurs over several months, or even years, particularly if there are children involved and the couple is hesitant to break up the family. However, in some cases, a spouse may announce that …

Continue Reading…

How Do I Manage Summer Vacation as a Divorced Parent?

School is out for the summer, which means that routines are likely to change and the daily grind of homework, sports, music lessons and other activities becomes much more relaxed. However, as the temperatures rise, so do parents’ anxiety levels as they are faced with figuring out how to keep their children busy and entertained …

Continue Reading…

What Do I Do If I Have Been Abandoned By My Spouse?

Going through a divorce is a painful process, even under the best of circumstances. However, the process is much more painful and traumatic when you have been abandoned by your spouse without any warning. In addition to the emotional shock, this can be financially devastating as well if your spouse has severed all ties, including …

Continue Reading…

Who Is Entitled to the Marital Home After a Divorce?

Buying a house is one of the most significant purchases that you will make. In addition to being a major financial investment, people often become emotionally attached to their house, particularly if they lived in the home for many years and raised a family there. However, if you are one of the nearly 50 percent …

Continue Reading…

RECENT APPELLATE DIVISION DECISION ADDRESSES THE ABILITY OF A NJ RESIDENT TO COMPEL A NON-RESIDENT PARTY TO NJ JURISDICTION UNDER THE UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT

By: Kevin W. Ku, Esq. In a recently published case, M.A.P. v. E.R.A., the Appellate Division held that a non-resident father who had no relevant contact to New Jersey is not subject to the jurisdiction of New Jersey courts.  In M.A.P., the parties engaged in a sexual relationship in the State of New York that …

Continue Reading…

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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