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Seven Tips for Dealing with Assets and Liabilities During Divorce

Dividing your assets in divorce is more than figuring out who keeps the house. After all, marriage involves more than sharing a living space: there are cars and keepsakes and bank accounts and 401(k)s that need to be divided.  It can be challenging to sort through everything that has value—both financial and sentimental—as you’re simultaneously …

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What Parents Should Know about Child Custody in NJ

When you take a cross-country trip with your child, it requires detailed planning and preparation. You have to be able to negotiate your way through unexpected detours, bathroom breaks—and the ever-present question in the background: “Are we there yet?” Navigating child custody is much the same. While it may feel like you’ll never reach your …

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Top Tax Issues to Consider When Negotiating Your NJ Divorce Settlement

Choosing to divorce can be the first step toward a happier, more fulfilling life for you and your family—but that doesn’t mean that divorce isn’t challenging. Divorce can feel complex and overwhelming without the right guidance, especially when issues arise that you may have never considered.  One aspect of divorce that surprises many people is …

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How to Tell Your Children You Are Getting Divorced

Choosing to divorce is a big decision, and it’s one that is full of complex, sometimes conflicting emotions and concerns about what comes next.  One of the most universal concerns for parents who are divorcing is how they’re going to break the news to their children and how their children will process the information.  Even …

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Is Platonic Parenting Right for You?

Family and parenting relationships have always taken many different forms, and with each passing year, the legal rights and responsibilities of non-traditional family structures have become more commonly recognized. With this increased openness and flexibility, more people are reconsidering what they actually want in a parenting partner—and what they want for their children. What is …

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