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Is College or Trade School Tuition Included in My Child Support Obligation?

It can be tricky to figure out whether college or trade school tuition is in your child support obligation. Typically, child support is terminated when a child turns 19. However, in New Jersey, there are certain requirements for a parent to pay child support if their child is enrolled full-time in college or seeking post-secondary » Read More


Stay-at-Home Mothers and Divorce

When a couple gets divorced and one of the parties is a stay-at-home mother, the law in mostly every state requires that property be distributed fairly. However, some states require that property be distributed evenly regardless of who the primary breadwinner is. When it comes to distribution of property in a divorce, things can become » Read More


Preparing for Child Custody Cases

Court decisions in child custody cases can be life changing. Thorough preparation will help parents understand what to expect and can also make the divorce process less stressful. To request custody rights, a parent must file a petition, which is then served on the other parent. The other parent must respond within a specified time » Read More


Extracurricular Activities and Child Support

Busy parents have never-ending responsibilities and managing them can be challenging. In addition to helping the children with schoolwork and keeping them safe and sound, many children are involved in extracurricular activities, which take up time and cost money. Some activities are more expensive than others, especially when there is equipment, such as hockey uniforms » Read More


Can Social Media Impact Child Custody?

Going through a child custody case, especially when it is extremely contentious, can leave you with a desire to vent about your former spouse and all of the things that they have done wrong. But before you login to do that on Facebook or Instagram, it is extremely important to remember that while all you » Read More


Claiming Children on Taxes After Divorce

Divorce can create a lot of confusion and can prove even more complicated for those with children. From alimony to child support, there are many financial aspects of divorce to figure out. One such issue that may be overlooked among all the expenses is who should claim the child on their taxes. Per federal regulation, » Read More


Making Alimony Payments Tax Deductible

One of the reasons why tax laws are hard to understand is because of the frequent changes made to them. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will change the way tax deductions for alimony payments work for all legal separations and divorce agreements executed after December 31, 2018. It will have no consequences for couples that » Read More


First Thanksgiving Alone

Divorce is never easy and for those that do not have children, or whose former spouse has visitation on Thanksgiving, it may be even more difficult to think of spending the holiday alone. However, what all newly divorced people soon discover is that the old ways of doing things need no longer apply. In fact, » Read More


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