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Research Shows Major Impact of Parental Relationship

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Newly-divorced parents may worry about the conflicts that arise as they navigate a shared parenting arrangement. Some parents base a decision to seek sole physical custody of their children on the fact that they’re unable to interact with their former spouse without a fight breaking out, and they want to spare their children from… Read More »

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Court Finds No Sign of Hope for Reunion after Husband Signs Marital Separation Agreement

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Making the decision to marry or divorce is a more complicated decision than entering other types of legal relationships. It isn’t uncommon for parties to commit fraud or coercion in the form of emotional manipulation or even threats of abuse to obtain their desired financial outcome. New Jersey family courts try to limit these… Read More »

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What Should Be Included in a Premarital Agreement?

By John B. D'Alessandro |

So, you’re planning to get married—congratulations! You may already understand the potential benefits of a premarital agreement, especially if you or your spouse is getting married for a second time. Premarital agreements have become increasingly common among New Jersey couples as a simpler way to determine what should happen to their property and finances… Read More »

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The Location of a Court Hearing on Custody after One Parent Moves

By John B. D'Alessandro |

After a divorce with children, relocating to a new state will often require a court’s consent. When relocation is permitted, parents who continue to share legal and residential custody of their children may have future disputes over custody or support. Before these issues are resolved, courts must first determine whether the dispute should be… Read More »

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What’s In a Name? Calling an Asset “Marital” Will Not Make It So

By John B. D'Alessandro |

During a divorce, spouses will negotiate an equitable division of their marital assets. If a spouse has property from before the union, it won’t be included in this division. At first glance, determining whether an asset is separate or marital seems simple. If the spouse bought it prior to the marriage or by using… Read More »

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The Location of a Court Hearing on Custody after One Parent Moves

By John B. D'Alessandro |

After a divorce with children, relocating to a new state will often require a court’s consent. When relocation is permitted, parents who continue to share legal and residential custody of their children may have future disputes over custody or support. Before these issues are resolved, courts must first determine whether the dispute should be… Read More »

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Four Tips on Becoming a Stepparent to Teens

By John B. D'Alessandro |

After a difficult divorce, it can be wonderful to find a partner you love and trust and with whom you want to spend the rest of your life. You may have a great deal more wisdom borne of experience than you did when you entered your first marriage. For one thing, you may have… Read More »

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What Happens when One Spouse Doesn’t Want a Divorce?

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Even in circumstances where both spouses agree on the need for a divorce, obtaining a divorce can be an expensive and drawn-out process. Where one spouse does not want to end the marriage, a split can become even more complex and time-consuming. If you are planning to file for divorce but believe your spouse… Read More »

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New Jersey Supreme Court Revisits Rules on Allowing Primary Custodial Parent to Move with Children Out of State

By John B. D'Alessandro |

In April of last year, we described the Appellate Court’s decision in a case titled Taormina-Bisbing v. Bisbing. This case dealt with the standard that courts should use when determining whether to allow the primary custodial parent to relocate out of state with the couple’s children. After the Appellate Division ruled on the case,… Read More »

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Consider Your Options when It Comes to Sharing Parenting Time and Creating Visitation Arrangements

By John B. D'Alessandro |

There is no one-size-fits-all custody arrangement and visitation schedule that works for every family. During settlement negotiations or a trial for divorce, each family must arrive at the arrangement that works for them and, most importantly, promotes the best interests of the children involved. It’s important to know about the many options that parents… Read More »

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