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COMMERCIAL FRAUD ASSESSMENT TOOL

By: Eric Marcy Whether you are the victim of fraud or are the target of a fraud investigation, it is necessary to make a structured and disciplined analysis of facts and the Law Enforcement Agencies involved to determine how best to protect your interests. This is a starting point. The following is an assessment tool …

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Divorcing a Spouse Battling Addiction

If your spouse is struggling with an addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling, or any other potentially harmful behavior, this can be a tough situation. Often, a person with an addiction will resort to behaviors that can erode trust and drain the family’s finances. This can have a devastating impact on your marriage as well as …

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Can a Spouse Refuse a Divorce?

Often, when a couple’s marriage is broken beyond repair, the one thing that they can agree on is that the next logical step is to file for divorce. However, in some cases, one spouse may not want to get divorced even though reconciliation is impossible. Depending on the circumstances, some spouses may try to refuse …

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Insurance Considerations During Divorce

Written by: Jennie Sherman, Financial Representative Life and disability insurance can play an important role in protecting individuals and their families in the event of unexpected circumstances, such as death or disability. When going through a divorce, it is important to consider the potential impact of these circumstances on the financial well-being of both parties …

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Is Same-Sex Divorce Handled Differently?

In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples could legally marry, which meant they could benefit from many of the same rights as heterosexual couples, including being covered by a spouse’s health care plan, taking advantage of tax exemptions and other protections. This also means that if a same-sex couple decides to get …

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What Happens if I Move Out Before the Divorce Is Finalized?

Once you and your spouse decide to get a divorce, the prospect of continuing to live under the same roof until the divorce has been finalized may seem like a stressful, potentially contentious situation. This can be particularly difficult if you have children and your spouse barely tolerates being in the same room. Couples often …

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What Is the Difference Between Separation and Annulment?

There are several ways to terminate a marriage in New Jersey, and the path you choose will depend on a number of factors, including the reasons for ending your marriage. In addition to filing for divorce, you can file for a legal separation or an annulment. Legal implications are involved in both options, so it …

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How Do I Appeal My Divorce Judgment?

Sometimes, one or both parties may find disappointing aspects of a divorce settlement, from custody arrangements and spousal support to the distribution of marital property. However, there is a difference between feeling disappointed with the final divorce agreement and believing that a mistake was made or that the terms are legitimately unfair. If this is …

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Is Micro-Cheating Causing Divorce?

Infidelity is one of the most common reasons that couples get divorced. However, while you may consider infidelity to mean engaging in sexual intercourse with someone other than your spouse, certain behaviors can be regarded as cheating, even if there is no physical relationship. Micro-cheating is a term that refers to behaviors ranging from subtle …

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What Is a Gray Divorce?

The term “gray divorce” refers to divorcing couples who are over the age of 50, many of whom have been married for 30 years or more. While it often comes as a surprise when a couple who has been married for decades decides to end their marriage, gray divorces are actually becoming increasingly more common. …

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