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Category: Lyons & Associates Blog

How Do I Legally Change My Name?

People change their legal names for many reasons, most of them personal reasons. While anyone can adopt the informal use of a new name at any time (i.e., nicknames), if the name you are known by does not match your official identification documents, you must seek a name change legally through the court system. In …

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Three Tips for Completing Your Case Information Statement

Under the New Jersey Rules of Court, every litigant entering divorce litigation in which alimony, equitable, child support or counsel fees are at issue is required to complete a Case Information Statement and submit required financial documents as attachments. Specifically, Rule 5:5-2 sets forth the framework for the filing and completion of this statement: Rule …

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Virtual vs. In Person Mediation

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way divorce proceedings have taken place in New Jersey Family Courts, which has added a new realm of virtual possibility to the divorce process. This virtual possibility has included the newer use of virtual platforms, such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams to conduct virtual economic mediation. The purpose of …

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Cryptocurrency and Divorce

In this current age of Cryptocurrency, couples moving forward with divorce are now having to deal with a new age problem. What happens to our cryptocurrency in the divorce? Because cryptocurrencies are relatively new, many individuals are unsure how to address the division of this type of asset, particularly since the value can suddenly change …

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The Impacts of Guardianship Through the Lens of the #FreeBritney Movement

Princess of Pop, Britney Spears, and the #FreeBritney movement are the primary focus of the recently released documentary by The New York Times, “Framing Britney Spears.” In addition to highlighting Spears’ rise to fame and the media circus accompanying her young adult years, this documentary highlights the complexities of her conservatorship (otherwise known as “guardianship”), …

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