The Law Offices of
Edward S. Cooper, Esq.

Can I Modify an Existing Child Support Agreement in NJ?

In New Jersey, the terms of child support agreements are determined for the best interests of the child. Child rearing is expensive, and children benefit from co-parents who are financially strong. Child support is also determined using a very specific calculation which takes a number of factors into consideration. When these factors change over time, it may be… Continue Reading

Common Child Custody Arrangements in New Jersey

For unmarried parents or co-parents going through a divorce in New Jersey, child custody arrangements of the utmost importance. Child custody agreements determine not only where a child will live, but how much time he or she will spend with each co-parent and determine the legal right of each parent or guardian to make major decisions in the life… Continue Reading

Will my Grounds for Divorce Impact the Terms of my Divorce Settlement?

New Jersey divorce law can be quite confusing. As part of the divorce process, couples or individuals must decide to file a no fault or fault divorce, which allows both parties to state the reasons they are filing for divorce, otherwise known as the grounds for divorce. For no fault divorce, grounds for divorce will not “fault” one… Continue Reading

What are my Options if my Spouse Doesn’t Want a Divorce?

A commonly asked question when it comes to New Jersey divorce is: can I get a divorce if my spouse does not want one? The simple answer is yes, it is absolutely possible to successfully file for and be granted a legal divorce with or without the cooperation of a spouse. However, it is important… Continue Reading

Dividing Debt During Divorce

A major part of many divorce proceedings for New Jersey spouses is the issue of property division. The equitable distribution of marital assets can be a long and legally complex process, often involving owned real estate, business assets, retirement assets, and much more. What is often forgotten during this process is the division of existing debt. Most American families… Continue Reading

The Impact of Divorce on Mental and Physical Health

When navigating a life-altering event such as a divorce, most individuals experience a series of physical, psychological, and emotional changes which can have a dramatic impact on overall health. According to the American Institute of Stress, divorce is the second most stressful life event many of us face, only coming in behind the death of a spouse.… Continue Reading

Aggravated Assault vs Simple Assault

“Assault” is a generic legal term for crimes involving an aspect of physical violence or the threat of physical violence. New Jersey statutes carry two distinct definitions of assault: aggravated assault and simple assault. These two charges can vary dramatically from second degree felony crimes to disorderly persons offenses. Today, our Union County Municipal Court criminal defense attorney will… Continue Reading

What do Disorderly Persons Charges Entail?

New Jersey legal terminology can be confusing. For starters, many individuals who have been charged with disorderly conduct charges believe that is the same as disorderly persons, and vice versa. Disorderly persons offenses are a classification of charges which replace what many other states consider misdemeanors. Criminal charges with a “degree” are considered felony charges… Continue Reading

Social Media and Divorce

For most of human history, we regular folk did not have to worry about our words being public domain. Now that social media outlets like Facebook have an average of over two (2) billion active users each month, every post, tweet, and snap are publicly broadcast for the world, our ex spouses, and their attorneys to… Continue Reading

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