Our Family Law attorneys have years of family law litigation, mediation, and arbitration experience, and limit their practice focus to exclusively handling family law matters. We practice and handle cases throughout New Jersey with our offices in New Brunswick, Red Bank, Hammonton and Clinton. We are highly respected in the legal community as we have each attained a very high level of expertise in the field. We understand the sensitivity, importance, and emotion involved in this area of practice.
Each of our family law attorneys is dedicated to fully protecting and advocating our client’s legal rights. We strive to attain a just and proper result in each case handled. We endeavor to treat our clients with respect and care. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness and total commitment to each and every client. Our firm offers professional and personal legal services while having at our disposal the resources needed to handle family law cases of virtually any nature and degree of complexity.
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If you are recently divorced or separated and have children, as your kids are getting ready to go back to school, you may be thinking about the complications of co-parenting. Now that school is starting, you will need to navigate drop-offs and pick-ups for extracurricular activities, sick days, snow days, and a complex after-school calendar. We want to provide you with some key tips for navigating the back-to-school days after your divorce.
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A New Jersey appellate court recently heard a case concerning termination of alimony upon retirement. In Imposimato v. Imposimato (2019), the spouse who had been making alimony payments according to the terms of the divorce property settlement—the defendant—sought to modify the amount of alimony he would pay to the other spouse—the plaintiff—due to a change in his income.
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I was never a boy scout (or a girl scout, for that matter). But I wish that I had been! They learn how to be self-sufficient, how to care for the environment, and how to be of service. But most of all, boy scouts are renowned for their preparedness. This preparation allows them to think ahead, be cool under pressure, and adapt in times of adversity. These are the same attributes that you want to have when contemplating a divorce.
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Ice is not back with a brand new invention (unfortunately), but he had the right idea. Collaborative Law is a movement which has been sweeping family law circles across the nation, and is finally beginning to gain traction in New Jersey.
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I have had a lot of friends and acquaintances over the years who discuss prenuptial agreements as if they are offensive. These naysayers do not dare broach the subject with their significant other because they think that it would be rude, or that it implies that there is no trust in the longevity of the relationship. Why on earth would you be uncomfortable discussing ANYTHING with your soon-to-be spouse?
Well, not exactly. There is really no such thing as winning or losing in a divorce case - and if anything, both parties lose, because a marriage and family are often falling apart. The real goal of a divorce, in my opinion, is to mitigate damage and stop the bleeding. I am referring to the damage that befalls your children and the wasting of marital assets due to protracted litigation.