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“Gray Divorce” and How to Handle the Process Later in Life

Ending a marriage later in life can have its own particular challenges. After a long relationship, it may feel as though your identity is intertwined with that of your partner. You’ve shared life milestones with them, perhaps created a home together, raised a family, and forged many mutual friendships.  The challenges are not just personal …

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What’s the Difference Between Restraining Orders and No-Contact Orders in New Jersey?

When high-conflict or abusive relationships escalate, the at-risk person can struggle with figuring out a route to safety. Safety can look like a secure home, sufficient family or community support, financial security, and measures to ensure physical security. In these situations, restraining orders or no-contact orders can offer an additional level of protection.  But what …

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How Does Child Support for Children with Special Needs Work in New Jersey?

When it comes to securing child support for your family’s circumstances, it isn’t just about what your family needs today. Child support agreements focus on the long-term health and wellbeing of the child and the financial security of the parents.  This is especially true for children with special needs and their families.  In New Jersey, …

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Filing an Emergency Custody Order: What You Need to Know

Whether it’s the initial filing, negotiating terms of parenting time, or keeping an agreement updated and functional for the whole family—dealing with child custody issues can be stressful even when everything is going smoothly.  But what about when it doesn’t go smoothly? Hiccups in the process, misunderstandings between parties, and frustrations with your co-parent are …

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What Should Be Included in Your Parenting Time Plan?

Many parents consider custody and parenting time decisions the most emotionally charged part of a divorce or separation. That’s completely understandable—children change and grow up incredibly fast. No parent wants to feel like they’ve missed time or opportunities with them.  But while it can be stressful to feel like you’re bartering with your co-parent to …

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5 Ways to Deal with Parental Alienation During Divorce

The divorce process can be difficult to navigate under the best of circumstances. When children are involved, deciding on parenting plans, child support, and the best co-parenting style for your family can add to an already complicated equation.  While emotions can run high during divorce, it’s crucial to minimize your children’s exposure to conflict and …

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When to Consider Alternative Divorce Resolution Options

Divorce is often a stressful experience for families, especially when parties are faced with choosing the right avenue to help reach a divorce settlement.  While some divorces may require litigation, there are alternative divorce options for parties looking for what is generally a less time-consuming, less demanding, and less costly process.  In New Jersey, couples …

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