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Divorce and Children
First step: Breathe. Everything is going to be okay. Although you’ve probably heard that before, it’s true. Whatever pain you’re currently feeling, whatever burden you’re currently carrying, will subside. You may or may not feel surprised, but whatever you’re feeling, just know that you aren’t going through this alone. Find support from friends, family members,...
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Prior to New Jersey’s new emancipation law, the parent paying for child support had the burden of asking the court for a child to be emancipated. As of February 1, 2017, child support obligations automatically terminate on the child’s 19th birthday. Now, the parent receiving child support explains why child support should not terminate. The...
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Alimony
The divorce process can be intimidating. There are many moving pieces that either help facilitate or hinder litigation or reaching a settlement. However, by understanding the ways in which the emotional and financial pieces interact, the divorce process can be less daunting. When determining alimony, courts consider various factors. The following is a list of...
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Talking with your children about your divorce can be challenging, but talking with them about college is exciting. College can be expensive, so it is important to understand how much you and your ex-spouse are obligated to pay. In determining the cost of higher education, courts consider the following factors: [1] Whether the parent, if...
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It is the conversation you’ve been secretly dreading. The one you’ve been putting off for months, maybe even years, even though you know it’s inevitable. It’s like that shooting pain in your upper left molar that fires down your jaw when you drink something cold. Yet you keep putting it off because the anticipation of...
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When parents make the decision to divorce, it can be very difficult on the children. The reaction of children to separation and divorce varies and usually depends on the age of the children involved. The transition can be easier when the parents know how to approach the subject with the children and how to follow...
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While we often think of divorce as being difficult on the children, it doesn’t have to transform good children into potential criminals. There are steps parents can take to ensure the divorce has a minimal effect on the children, but it’s important for them to work together in order to reach that goal. The information...
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