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Who Keeps the Ring?

In New Jersey, gifts that are given with the intent to marry are conditional gifts. If the marriage does not occur, the gift must be returned. This same law applies to an engagement ring, given with the intention or “condition” of marrying. Unlike other states, New Jersey does not consider who was at fault for » Read More


Student Loans Cause Divorce

According to a report from CNBC, one out of every eight divorces is caused by student loan debt. In fact, Student Loan Hero, a website for education debt management, reports that the average loan for the graduating class of 2017 is almost $40,000. Although it is no secret that money issues are a common cause » Read More


Domestic Violence

Across the United States, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence, also called family violence, is when a person is harmed or threatened by an intimate partner or ex-partner. If you have been a victim of domestic violence, know your rights and what happens in the legal process. Being a victim is a traumatizing » Read More


How Domestic Violence Impacts a Child’s Behavior

When domestic violence is present in a household, every member of the household is affected. This is especially true if young children are present in the household, even if they are not the direct victims of the violence. According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, exposure to domestic violence during childhood increases a child’s risks » Read More


Military PTSD and Divorce

It is difficult for even those closest to a person to understand their reaction to trauma. That is just one reason why veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an alarmingly high rate of divorce. According to certain studies, nearly half of all marriages involving those diagnosed with PTSD end up in divorce court. » Read More


Returning to Work After Divorce

Re-entering the job market after divorce can be a scary, overwhelming thing for stay-at-home parents. However, it is important to keep in mind that any insecurities or worries that may surface are normal and experienced by almost everyone who needs to return to work after a long absence. The internet is filled with advice about » Read More


Owning a Business While Divorcing

Divorce is a stressful, trying time that demands serious change. This is true not just for the divorcing couple, but any children and family involved. However, when spouses divorce and there is a business involved, things can become even more complicated. In New Jersey, when business owners divorce, one of three scenarios can occur: Liquidation » Read More


Meeting an Ex-Spouse’s New Partner

When it comes to divorce, feelings of anger, sadness, and resentment can linger long after the proceedings have finished. Despite such feelings, the next step after divorce is to move on. You are beginning a new chapter in your new life, one without your ex-spouse by your side. One part of moving on will often » Read More


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Who Keeps the Ring?

October 15, 2018
In New Jersey, gifts that are given with the intent to marry are conditional gifts. If the marriage ..

Student Loans Cause Divorce

October 10, 2018
According to a report from CNBC, one out of every eight divorces is caused by student loan debt. In ..