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Divorce
Divorce terminology can be confusing.  Listed below are definitions of common terms  used in the divorce process.  Plaintiff:  A person who files a Complaint Defendant:  A person who responds to the Complaint Docket:  The number assigned to your case   FM:  Case in which the parties who are married and are seeking to divorce and...
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In New Jersey there is a very high percentage of reported cases with children. In fact, 88% of the reported cases for the period ending June 2013 had children.  Monmouth County had even a higher percentage of cases with children at 90% as did Ocean County.  Collaborative practice is proving to be not just another...
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On Monday, February 10, 2014, the Assembly Judiciary met and voted to release AJR-32, which creates an alimony law study commission. The resolution of the Judiciary Committee now moves to the Assembly for approval. The N.J. State Bar Association and other local Bar Associations as well as five (5) other groups testified in support of...
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As the saying goes:  “There is nothing as powerful as an idea whose time has come.”  Well, now is the time for divorcing couples to end their marriage with collaborative divorce.   Why do I believe that a collaborative divorce is a powerful idea whose time has come?  It all goes back to 2004.  I...
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Mediation and Collaborative Divorce are two alternative  divorce processes that allow divorcing couples to reach a settlement with minimal antagonism in a setting outside of the Court House.   Legal costs can be contained and their divorce settlement agreements are usually reached more efficiently. Attorneys who practice Mediation and Collaborative Divorce recognize that the end of...
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We cannot change the fact that couples divorce but Mediation and Collaborative Divorce can change the way people divorce. Both Mediation and Collaborative Divorce help the parties move forward to a compassionate and respectful ending to their marriage.  Most importantly, these two alternative methods to divorce keep the emphasis on the children as a priority. ...
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We have all heard the horror stories of the divorce litigation that lasts for years, where each spouse is financially devastated; the children are placed in the middle; and when the matter is finally resolved, neither party is satisfied with the outcome. Unfortunately, this is a more common phenomenon than most people contemplating divorce realize....
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