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Updating a Will and Estate Planning Due to a Divorce

Getting divorced is a difficult and often emotional process that requires a lot of paperwork and a proper division and distribution of assets. There are many important steps to take when getting a divorce, but updating your will and estate plan could be one of the most important processes. Many people only consider the aftermath » Read More

What to Do When Inclement Weather Affects Custodial Exchanges

Child custody can be extremely complicated aspect of divorce. But even after schedules have finally been secured, they may just get rearranged due to Mother Nature. In New Jersey, many custody orders are actually laid out with consideration of inclement weather and school cancellations in mind. Though the state family courts always try to enforce » 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

Domestic Violence Affects Everyone in the Home

Domestic violence includes harmful behaviors as distinct as physical assault, threats of physical assault, sexual improprieties, the stripping away of financial autonomy, stalking, imprisonment, and undermining one’s state of mind. Domestic violence is a common reason for divorce. The psychological effect of domestic violence is deeply cruel and can affect every person in the household. » Read More

Divorced Couples and Student Loans

After couples go through divorce, it can take a long time for their accumulated debts to be settled. Marital debt such as home mortgages, car payments, and student loans need to be paid on time no matter what; not doing so makes matters much worse. Outstanding student loans can be tricky for divorced couples. Many » 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

My Spouse Just Left

Even if your spouse leaving was not completely unsuspected, it is still a shock that your marriage may be over. Although you are still trying to process the changes in your life and that of your children, it is time to act. The first thing you should do is contact a divorce lawyer. Ask divorced » Read More

New Year Resolutions for Divorced or Separated Parents

Separation and divorce usually invoke feelings of upset and anger. There are other more positive emotions that can arise during and immediately after separation and divorce, including a sense of excitement over a new beginning.  The end of the year is a good time to reassess where you are and where you would like to » Read More

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