The Law Offices of
Edward S. Cooper, Esq.

Retainer Fees and Paying for a Divorce Attorney

When it comes to hiring a Union County divorce attorney, something very highly recommended that anyone going through a divorce in Union County should do, there are two different ways that your attorney may charge you for their services, either a one-time flat fee, or on a retainer fee basis. While it may be tempting… Continue Reading

Unmarried Couples, Palimony, and Cohabitation Agreements

Palimony is very similar concept to that of alimony in that it is designed to protect individuals who have traditionally been financially dependent on their partner in the case that their relationship ends. The primary difference between the two is that alimony is awarded (when applicable) in situations where a married couple divorces, while palimony… Continue Reading

Securing Custody of Your Pet During Divorce

For many people, their dog, cat, bird, turtle etc is more than just a pet, they are a close friend, and member of the family. And as difficult as resolving issues such as child custody, child support, spousal support, and the division of assets can be during a divorce, for many couples deciding custody of… Continue Reading

Cost of Living Adjustments, What You Need to Know

According to Court Rule 5:6B, all child support payments which are made through the Probation Division will automatically increase every two years in what is known as a “Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)”. If you are currently paying child support directly to your former spouse, while you do not need to worry about getting a COLA notice in the… Continue Reading

Co-Parenting after Divorce

When two parents divorce, they are ending many of their legal and financial obligations to one another. However, one obligation they are not ending is that of being the parents of their children. Understandably, helping to raise your children with your former spouse may seem like a tall task. While not every divorced couple can… Continue Reading

What Is an “Uncontested Divorce”?

When people think of divorce, they may not realize that there are actually two different types of divorce that can be filed for, and also a number of different ways those divorces can ultimately be finalized. To learn more about the two possible types of divorce, no-fault divorce and fault-based divorce, please view our page on… Continue Reading

Child Support for College Education

New Jersey’s child support laws changed significantly with the February 2017 release of S-1046/A-2721. This update to child support law now means that all child support obligations will automatically terminate when a supported child reaches the age of 19, unless the parents specifically state otherwise in their divorce’s child support agreement. Considering that this is the age… Continue Reading

Multi-million dollar Heroin Ring Leaders Admit Guilt

Following the 2014 arrest of Elizabeth residents William Camino, 38, and second-in-command Yakin Bryant, 37, for charges related to the two heroin processing mills discovered and raided by Union County police and federal officials, the defendants pleaded guilty to a variety of drug-related charges on Monday, August 14th. The Heroin Distribution Bust of 2014, Union… Continue Reading

The Different Types of Alimony in New Jersey

During many Union County divorces, one of the key issues that will need to be decided is that of alimony and spousal support. Alimony is awarded in a wide variety of scenarios to spouses who traditionally have relied on the other spouse for financial support. Different from child support, there are no strict guidelines for… Continue Reading

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