What is a traditional divorce?

When a person goes into a marriage, they never think that it will end in divorce. However, years down the road, things may change. People have a tendency to grow apart and change over time and now divorce is more common than ever. With higher rates of divorce, there are now more options than ever before [...]

What factors does equitable distribution consider?

When a couple goes through a divorce, they are faced with the reality that they will have to split up everything they own. This process is known as equitable distribution. A lot of people are under the misconception that equitable distribution means that everything is divided equally between the two parties. This is simply not [...]

How to Pick the Right New Jersey Divorce Attorney


Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce

The main benefit of a collaborative divorce is that it reduces the conflict and opens the door for the parties to enter a friendly arena. The parties work with a team to resolve their issues on their own with the help of professionals rather than having the outcome dictated by the court or judge. In [...]

Physical Separation During Divorce

Many people ask me, “Should I move out of the marital home while our divorce is pending?” Generally, I suggest that you remain in the home with your spouse during this time. First of all, once you leave the marital home, you lose the right of occupancy. Your spouse can change the locks to the [...]

Divorce Laws and Gay Marriage

Now that gay marriage is legal, many people want to know, “Do the same divorce laws apply?” Yes, all divorce laws apply to same-sex couples that want a divorce. They will have to satisfy the same requirements to establish jurisdiction, cite applicable grounds for divorce, resolve the same issues, and end their marriage with a [...]

Does Adultery Impact A Divorce?

Many people come into my office very hurt and very angry with stories of how their spouse has been unfaithful. The main thing they want to know is, “Can I punish my spouse? Can I get more from the court knowing that my spouse has done something wrong?” Unfortunately, the court does not take fault [...]

Determining Alimony in New Jersey.

Unlike child support, there are no guidelines for alimony. Rather, it is based on statutory factors. When determining an alimony payment, courts will examine factors, including the ages of the parties, the educational background of the parties, the health of the parties, and the duration of the marriage. In addition, alimony is paid in several [...]

Choosing a New Jersey Divorce Lawyer.

When choosing a lawyer for your divorce, it is important to look at their credentials and experience. In addition to their experience and credentials, it is very important to feel comfortable. This is the person you will be disclosing your personal information to and they will be your advocate. You should come and have an [...]

Can I remove my spouse from the Marital Home?

Except in the event of domestic violence, courts will generally not order either party to leave the marital home while the divorce is pending.