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June 2017 Archives

Child custody -- co-parenting may be a good option

The end of a marriage seldom is an easy process and is often accompanied by mixed feelings. Decisions regarding child custody are often the most difficult to make, especially when co-parenting is being negotiated. Co-parenting may be a difficult decision to make, particularly if the relationship used to be volatile, which may lead to concerns about the ex-partner's ability as a parent, as well as concerns about financial issues such as child support.

Anchor your summer cruise with strong child custody support

Many families flock to New Jersey shores for summer time fun and relaxation. Some residents choose to set sail away from here, however, cruising to the tropics or other scenic locations. Perhaps, you and your kids have been looking forward to taking a cruise together ever since your divorce was finalized in court. To avoid custody problems, you'll want to make sure you clearly understand the law pertaining to such matters.

What are the chronological steps in a New Jersey divorce?

Ending a marriage is unknown territory for many, and knowing what to expect can be helpful. In New Jersey, a divorce is a chronological process, with small variations if unusual circumstances exist. The process starts with one spouse's attorney preparing the legal document known as the complaint, stating the grounds for divorce and his or her client's preferences for how custody, finances and other issues must be settled. The lawyer will then file the petition with the court, ensuring that the other spouse is served with a copy and a summons requiring a response within a particular time.

Child custody and visitation: how times have brought changes

Thirty years ago, personal computers and the Internet were something virtually unknown, yet today, they have become an integral part of most people's lives. Webcams and the possibilities created by computer applications to meet virtually have even influenced the divorce process, including child custody and visitation arrangements. In fact, computers may lead to changes in how family law is interpreted by courts.

Is spousal support forever?

One of the biggest headaches one may face at the prospect of an ending marriage is how to survive financially. This is especially true if one spouse was the main contributor to the income of the joint household. It may be beneficial to know if spousal support may be awarded in New Jersey and how long payments will continue, as it can provide peace of mind and allow for planning the future. 

Divorce -- can one survive it after 50?

The end of a marriage is a difficult process for the majority of people. For a person to hear that his or her spouse wants a divorce after a marriage of 20 or 30 years, it can be devastating. After so many years, one may feel that it is not only the end of a marriage, but the end of the way one identifies oneself.

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