Family Lawyer Blog

What to Do if Your Spouse Doesn’t Want a Divorce

Many clients are unsure of their legal rights in New Jersey when they wish to divorce, but their spouse does not. The good news is that New Jersey is considered a “no-fault” divorce state. This means that either party in a marriage may file for divorce, even if they have no specific grievances or proof… Read More

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

Passaic County Domestic Violence Attorneys Contest Alimony Petition From An Abusive Spouse

 The Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (“Act”) was passed with the well-meaning intention of protecting and helping to make whole again victims of domestic violence. This act specifically states that victims of domestic violence are entitled to financial support from their abusers. However, most people would be shocked to find out that an individual who… Read More

Should I File a Joint Tax Return or Not During a Passaic County Divorce?

Woodland Park Divorce and Family Law Attorneys Provide Client Focused Counsel Across all of Northern New Jersey. During a tenuous divorce, an estranged spouse may be very hesitant to file a joint tax return.  When the other spouse is insistent about filing jointly, an issue arises about whether there is a legal obligation to file… Read More

Are DWI/DUI Blood Tests Considered Valid in Passaic County Courts?

If you or someone you know is charged with  “Driving While Intoxicated” (DWI) or  “Driving Under the Influence” (DUI), here are some facts.  First, in New Jersey, there is no difference between a DWI and DUI. Second, whether your charge is based on drug or alcohol consumption, the prosecution and sentencing are the same.  And… Read More

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