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Category Archives: Divorce Articles

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

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

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

Will I Lose my Home in the Divorce?

Many of our Union County divorce clients come to us concerned over losing their home in the divorce settlement agreement. Understandably, individuals who owned a home or property prior to their marriage wish to retain possession of those properties after their divorce. However, there is no easy or definitive answer to the question “Will I… Continue Reading

Annulments in New Jersey

Many people are familiar with the New Jersey divorce process, and some of the issues which frequently cause dispute such as child custody, child support, spousal support, and division of assets. But many of our Union County divorce clients are still unclear as to what exactly an annulment is, and how it differs from a… Continue Reading

Co-Parenting with a Difficult Ex

New Jersey child custody courts are leaning more and more towards a co-parenting child custody arrangement whenever possible. Current laws and cultural understanding says that children of divorced parents should have as much time as possible with both parents after the divorce, and courts will rule with this in mind. Unless your spouse poses a… Continue Reading

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