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Signs Of High-Conflict Divorce

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Even when the parties agree on everything, including the need for divorce, divorces can take time, money, and emotional energy. When one spouse is especially combative, the process can become that much more challenging, time-consuming, and expensive. A high-conflict divorce means that the heightened emotions and refusal to compromise will carry through the case,… Read More »

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Standing Your Ground in a High-Conflict Divorce

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p>High-conflict divorces take everything troublesome about divorce and render it exponentially more stressful. Divorcing a high-conflict person can be both difficult and infuriating. In many cases, the best approach for dealing with a high-conflict spouse is to simply not engage; avoid the conflict entirely and let them fight with themselves. As we’ve said before,… Read More »

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Can I Make My Spouse Pay Attorney Fees in Divorce?

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Even an uncontested divorce between spouses who agree on all family law issues can take time and money. If the parties disagree on any pertinent issue–the division of property, alimony, child support, child custody–the process can become that much more time-consuming. Other factors can add time and complexity to a divorce, such as the… Read More »

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Signs Infidelity Is Not the End of Your Marriage

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Adultery is devastating for a marriage. Discovering that your spouse has been having an affair, or even a one-time incident, can shatter the foundations of your relationship. Affairs involve lying, and lying destroys trust, on top of the severe emotional pain and other effects of such a betrayal. Infidelity does not, however, have to… Read More »

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Divorce Grounds in NJ

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New Jersey, like every other state in modern times, allows for married parties to seek a “no-fault” divorce. Parties no longer need to prove that they were subjected to adultery or intolerable cruelty in order to obtain a divorce. People are free to divorce so long as the relationship between the couple has come… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Post-Judgment Modifications in NJ

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In an ideal world, your final divorce decree would be the last word on the matter. Property division, child custody, child support, and all other issues pertinent to your divorce would be fully resolved and you would never need to step into a courtroom again. Unfortunately, the real world is not always so simple…. Read More »

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Understanding the Steps of a Divorce in New Jersey

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Divorce can feel like an overwhelming process. One of the best ways to reduce stress and anxiety concerning a big event is to demystify the process. Below, our professional and dedicated New Jersey divorce lawyer identifies and explains the main steps in a New Jersey divorce. File a Complaint for Divorce The divorce case… Read More »

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Co-Parenting vs. Parallel Parenting

By John B. D'Alessandro |

There’s been a wave of support for so-called “co-parenting” arrangements for divorced or otherwise separated parents of shared children. Co-parenting is a collaborative approach to divorced parenting, and it does carry many benefits for both the children and the parents. Depending upon the nature of your relationship with your ex, however, a co-parenting arrangement… Read More »

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Ways to Respond When Your Ex Bad-Mouths You

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Divorces are rarely easy. A divorce marks a big shift in your life, even at the best of times. They are often emotionally charged, and disputes between spouses can become heated. It’s important to do your best to remain calm and professional throughout the process. If your ex starts to trash talk you, however,… Read More »

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Property Transfers in Divorce: Transferring House Titles

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Finalizing a divorce takes time. Even once the parties have agreed on all relevant matters–division of property, alimony, child custody, child support–there are additional steps to take. Parties need to adjust their tax filings, they may need to change their names, and they have to effectuate the transfer of property. Splitting the amounts in… Read More »

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