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What are a Father’s Rights After a Divorce in NJ?

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Occasionally, husbands and fathers facing the prospect of divorce come into the process with a misconception about their rights and what they should expect. They may believe that mothers are always awarded primary or sole custody of shared children, or that they should expect to be the noncustodial parent who owes child support and… Read More »

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I Don’t Want My Kid Going to In-Person Classes, But My Ex Does

By John B. D'Alessandro |

The school year is starting, and we live in a novel coronavirus world. While schools that have reopened or that plan to reopen are taking what safety measures they can, there is good reason to worry about the safety of children, teachers, staff, and families. The coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, and schools… Read More »

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Enforcing Child Support in New Jersey

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Child support is a common part of divorce in New Jersey, although many people find it a bitter pill to swallow. Regardless of a person’s feelings about giving a part of their paycheck to their ex, if a court orders child support as a part of a divorce proceeding or other family law matter,… Read More »

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New Jersey Parenting Plans

By John B. D'Alessandro |

If you are going through a divorce in New Jersey, or if you are in the middle of a custody battle, you have likely heard the term “parenting plan.” A parenting plan is an agreement between parents over the distribution of parenting time. The parents can draft the agreement themselves, or they can rely… Read More »

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Can a Bad Divorce Get You Fired?

By John B. D'Alessandro |

No one should be embarrassed about getting a divorce. Divorces are just a part of modern life. Many people worry about how the divorce will affect the rest of their lives, socially and professionally. Some people are concerned that a divorce, especially if it becomes ugly, can affect their career. While you cannot lose… Read More »

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My Spouse and I Live in Different States; Where Should We Divorce?

By John B. D'Alessandro |

For most people, divorce is not the first step when a relationship begins to break down. Couples try to work through their differences, go to couple’s counseling, and may even give trial separation a go. Parties often live separately before finally filing for divorce, sometimes for years. If you and your spouse live in… Read More »

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Does Fault Matter in a New Jersey Divorce?

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Historically, divorces were only granted when one party could prove the other party had committed some wrongful act: adultery, abandonment, abuse, etc. Now, divorces are available without demonstrating any sort of bad behavior and are available over the objection of the other spouse. Does that mean that wrongful behavior in a marriage is completely… Read More »

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Tips for Online Court Appearances

By John B. D'Alessandro |

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic does not appear to be slowing down any time soon. As we previously discussed, New Jersey family courts are closed for most in-person proceedings. The Administrative Office of the Courts has not set an end date for the office closure, and the continued rise in the number of novel coronavirus… Read More »

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Supreme Court to Decide Whether Religious Adoption Agencies Can Deny Same-Sex Couples

By John B. D'Alessandro |

The United States Supreme Court has taken up a number of heavily politicized cases over the past year, issuing decisions on hot topics including whether workplace antidiscrimination protections apply to gay, lesbian, and transgender employees, and whether the federal administration can unilaterally end an Obama-era immigration program allowing undocumented immigrants who arrived in the… Read More »

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Postnuptial Agreements in New Jersey

By John B. D'Alessandro |

When the excitement of a wedding dies down, many dedicated and loving couples realize that they may benefit from certain legal protections in case the worst occurs and they decide to divorce. Whether or not the parties entered into a prenuptial agreement, they can still establish legal boundaries in the form of a postnuptial… Read More »

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