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Is It a Good Idea to Switch Attorneys Mid-Divorce?

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Whether you have the world’s best attorney or a real hack, divorce is often a time-consuming, frustrating process. If you’re finding the divorce process more difficult than you’d imagined it would be, you might be wondering if the problem is your choice of divorce attorney. Read on to learn whether it’s time to consider… Read More »

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Court Rejects Dad’s Attempt to Sanction Mom, Suspending Dad’s Parenting Time

By John B. D'Alessandro |

The New Jersey Appellate Division has handed down yet another opinion that shows the side effects of wearing down the Family Part judge’s patience by filing an excessive number of actions with the court and failing to comply with the court’s orders. The case in question is titled P.T. v. A.T. The couple at… Read More »

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How to Tell Your Spouse that You Want a Divorce

By John B. D'Alessandro |

There is no easy way to tell your spouse that you’re ready to end your marriage. That said, there are ways to make this challenging conversation easier both for you and for your spouse. Having a conversation about your desire to end your marriage with compassion and after some planning can help you avoid… Read More »

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Save Money on Fees and Keep Your Family Law Case on Track With These Tips

By John B. D'Alessandro |

You may not know it but, while having a skilled and seasoned attorney is critical to the success of a divorce or custody case, the client also plays a critical role in determining how successful of an outcome they receive. Not only can a case be won or lost based on a client’s behavior,… Read More »

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Knowing When It’s Time to Divorce

By John B. D'Alessandro |

No matter how unhappy you are in your marriage, it can be difficult to tell whether getting a divorce is the right decision. If you’ve spent years or even decades with your spouse, it can be challenging to tell whether you’re at a low ebb with a rebound in your future, or whether the… Read More »

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Prenuptial Agreement Invalid without Full Comprehension of Both Parties

By John B. D'Alessandro |

New Jersey law strongly encourages fairness among couples creating prenuptial agreements. Couples must ensure that both future spouses understand the terms of an agreement and what is being waived by their signature. Without this knowing consent to the agreement, courts won’t enforce them against an uninformed party. A recent case before the New Jersey… Read More »

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Lost in Legal Jargon? Here are Definitions for Common Divorce Terminology in New Jersey

By John B. D'Alessandro |

If you’re planning to file for divorce or are in the midst of a split, you’re probably trying to educate yourself on the phases of a divorce case so that you’re prepared for what is to come. Many divorcées find it difficult to slog through the seemingly-countless unfamiliar terms that appear in these legal… Read More »

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Court Denies Motion to Terminate Alimony in the Face of Scant Evidence of Cohabitation

By John B. D'Alessandro |

When couples divorce based on an affair or betrayal of trust, there is a natural tendency to feel entitled to some recompense for being treated poorly. However, in the absence of a premarital agreement or the violation of a law, a scorned spouse is no longer entitled to any special benefits for being the… Read More »

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Attending a Hearing in Your Divorce Case? What You Should Know about Courtroom Etiquette

By John B. D'Alessandro |

A divorce trial is many parties’ first experience inside of a courtroom. The rules of courtroom behavior aren’t hard to learn, but they are extremely important. Like it or not, your case can be won or lost based on how you behave in court. Read on to learn about the important rules of behavior… Read More »

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What to Do about a Stalling Spouse

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Divorce is rarely an expedient process, but there are many ways that parties to a split can make it take even longer. Whether out of spite, an unwillingness to compromise, or a desire to reunite, a stalling spouse can cause your divorce to stretch on for years and cost thousands more than it needs… Read More »

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