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What Not to Say About Your Divorce

By John B. D'Alessandro |

If you’re going through a divorce, it’s important to monitor what you say and to whom you say it. Below, we’ve compiled a few specific areas in which it’s important to be delicate while the divorce is pending. If you’re in the midst of a divorce or child custody dispute, call a seasoned New… Read More »

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How Getting a Divorce Impacts Buying a Home

By John B. D'Alessandro |

If you are in the midst of a divorce, you are likely eager to get on with the next phase of your life. You might be planning to buy a house in order to establish a new home for yourself and your children. Yet if you plan to divorce soon, are in the midst… Read More »

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Spousal Debt Liability in NJ

By John B. D'Alessandro |

When you divorce in New Jersey, your shared property is subject to distribution between you and your spouse. You can agree to the distribution of property in a marital settlement agreement, or you can leave it up to the court to decide. Marital property includes nearly all assets acquired during the pendency of the… Read More »

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Common Family Law Misconceptions in NJ

By John B. D'Alessandro |

There are many misconceptions about family law and divorce. These myths may arise as a result of pop culture, “telephone” distortions via word of mouth over time, or a misunderstanding of how the law has evolved over time. Below, we discuss a few of the more common misconceptions about New Jersey family law and… Read More »

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Inheritance and Divorce

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Property division upon divorce in New Jersey sounds deceptively simple: marital property is subject to equitable division, while separate property is not. Our clients often have a general understanding that anything they earn during the marriage is subject to division in a divorce, but the specifics can be murkier. For instance, how is inheritance… Read More »

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How Divorce Can Impact Your Social Security Benefits

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Divorce affects more than deciding who gets the house and how child custody should be arranged. Divorce alters your legal status in the eyes of the government, which can have several secondary effects. Divorce affects your tax status and your status as a beneficiary to life insurance or health insurance policies, and it might… Read More »

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Filing For Full Child Custody (Sole Custody)

By John B. D'Alessandro |

These days, New Jersey family courts err on the side of joint custody. In a divorce or other custody dispute, judges presume that children benefit from having both parents remain in their lives. There are, however, certain circumstances that can give rise to a strong argument for sole custody. Continue reading to learn about… Read More »

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Questions to Ask Your Divorce Attorney

By John B. D'Alessandro |

If you are considering divorce, you need to have the right legal team on your side. An experienced, effective family law attorney can ease the process of divorce, helping you understand your rights and obligations and ensuring that you are protected every step of the way. Ideally, your attorney can get you what you… Read More »

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Why Proving Paternity Is Important

By John B. D'Alessandro |

There’s a difference between biological parentage and legal parentage. A child can be raised by adopted parents or foster parents, or by a legal guardian. A child can also be raised by the mother alone. Biological mothers are given an automatic presumption of legal parentage. For fathers, unless they are married to the mother,… Read More »

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Self-Care Tips to Help You Recover After Divorce

By John B. D'Alessandro |

For most people, divorce is an emotionally exhausting process. It marks a huge shift in your life, even though it may be the best thing for you and your family. If you’re dealing with a high-conflict spouse, the process can be that much more draining. Make sure to take care of your physical and… Read More »

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