Family Lawyer Blog

Sharing Child Custody with a Difficult Ex

Current New Jersey child custody laws and courts are of the belief that children of divorced parents should spend as much time as possible with both parents. Where courts used to tend to give the mother primary custody of the children, nowadays courts will generally rule for shared custody. Unless your former spouse poses a safety… Read More

Losing a Job and Modifying Alimony

Alimony is an important component of many divorce agreements in New Jersey, and is designed at the time of the divorce to help both parties maintain the lifestyle they were accustomed to during the course of their marriage. However, when certain important circumstances change in the lives of either party involved in the alimony agreement,… Read More

How is Child Support Affected by a Social Security Disability?

Any disability can result in great financial difficulty. This is especially true for a supporting parent who is expected to make regular child support payments. When it comes to a parent who is receiving social security disability, it can affect their child support obligations, as well as allow for the potential to modify an existing… Read More

Domestic Violence and Child Custody

Courts in New Jersey, and anywhere else in the US, take the subject of domestic violence very seriously, especially if there are children involved. The rate of domestic violence has gone down over the years but it is still present in many households, and continues to be one of the main factors leading to divorce.… Read More

Cohabitation and Alimony Modification

In any divorce case, alimony plays a key role as one spouse is expected to financially support the other. Since alimony is a legal obligation in New Jersey divorces, it is not something that can be avoided, refusing to pay alimony can lead to contempt of court and even jail time. The total amount of… Read More

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