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Will I Lose My Pension As a Result of Divorce in New Jersey?

Difficult conversations and decisions can be an inevitable part of the divorce process. As these discussions unfold—particularly those surrounding division of assets and liabilities—it’s natural to feel concerned about the long-term implications of these conversations. One area of particular concern for many divorcing couples is how retirement assets will be divided, especially if retirement is …

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Financial Planning and Investing during COVID

Financial Planning and Investing during COVID

Financial Planning and Investing during COVID Our founding attorney Sarah J. Jacobs, Esq. interviews Certified Financial Planner Scott Greenberg from SJG Private Wealth Management. Scott Greenberg: As you mentioned, I am a certified financial planner which part of that means that I act as a fiduciary for all of the families that we are blessed …

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Including a Cost of Living Adjustment Clause in your Child Support or Spousal Support Order

Cost of Living Adjustment Clause

Cost of Living Adjustment Clause in a Child or Spousal Support Order Attorneys When going through the divorce process, there is a myriad of factors that must be taken into consideration to ensure that you receive your fair share of the marital assets and that any support you receive after a divorce will sustain you …

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Seasoned Divorce Attorneys Handling your Shared-Finances Issues in Morristown NJ

3 Vital Tips to Prevent Shared Finances From Stonewalling Your Divorce

Even the most amicable of separations can be stressful and messy, especially when shared assets and debts are involved. As the state of New Jersey divides a couple’s assets through equitable distribution rather than a clear 50/50 percentage to each spouse, it is even more vital that you prepare completely and meticulously for the division …

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How do I get my child back if we never had custody papers?

How do I get my child back if we never had custody papers?

Our attorney, Jamie N. Berger, is a Co-Founder of Jacobs Berger, LLC. Jamie practices exclusively in family law and was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 2006 and is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Family Law Section. In the video, our experienced attorney talks about important information you should know about taking …

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Morristown Divorce and Family Law Attorneys Advising on  COVID-19 Stimulus After Divorce

Which Spouse is Entitled to a COVID-19 Stimulus Check After a NJ Divorce or Separation?

Although they are officially referred to as “2020 recovery rebates,” they are technically tax rebates, which will be credited against federal income taxes owed in the next tax year. As the on-going pandemic and continuing job uncertainty do nothing to abate the financial woes many couples who are divorcing, separating, or considering the dissolution of …

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Explore Your Options for a Divorce Agreement during the COVID-19 situation with a Seasoned Team of Family Law Attorneys

“Shelter-in-place” Orders and Divorce During the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Shelter-in-place” Orders Impact the Amount of Divorce Cases in 2020 For those living in a struggling marriage, the stress exacerbated by “shelter-in-place” orders can be the tipping point. For the people of New Jersey and around the world, the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has greatly affected our daily lives. We have never experienced anything like it, …

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Setting up a “Callahan” or Constructive Trust to Avoid Inequitable Asset Distribution & Ensure Child Support Obligations Are Met

Avoid Inequitable Asset Distribution & Ensure Child Support Obligations

“Callahan” Constructive Trust, Asset Distribution and Child Support Obligations Attorneys While many divorces are relatively straightforward with couples negotiating for a fair and mutually beneficial outcome Unlike other states, alimony and spousal support in New Jersey are determined without any set guidelines, leaving both parties room for both negotiation and possible contention. Although most spouses …

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Will I lose my Pension as a Result of Divorce?

Will I lose my Pension as a Result of Divorce?

Will I lose my Pension as a Result of Divorce? Our partner Amy L. Miller Esq. joined Jacobs Berger, LLC in 2017 and continues to focus solely on family law issues.  Amy’s practice is in the area of family law including divorce,  mediation,  custody, visitation, alimony, and domestic violence. In the video, Amy talks about important information you should need …

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How Are Retirement Accounts Handled in Divorce?

Divorces can have far-reaching effects that may impact all areas of personal finance, and your retirement account is no exception. Whether you have a pension plan, a traditional IRA, or some other form of retirement account, it’s natural to be concerned about how your divorce settlement could affect an account you’ve built for your long-term …

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