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September 2016 Archives

Your family vacation could influence when you file for divorce

Unpacking is usually one of the first things people do when returning home from vacation, but for some in New Jersey, something a little more serious might be at the top of the to-do list. With seasonal peaks for divorce filings already, researchers now believe the trend might be tied to more than just the weather. Family vacations appear to be fueling the regular rise and fall of divorces.

Parental alienation is affecting child custody matters

For most parents in New Jersey, their children's well-being becomes the focus of divorce. Parents are usually able to create agreeable child custody arrangements without significant court intervention. Sadly, there are some instances in which one parent goes to extreme lengths in order to unfairly shift custody in their favor, even if is not ultimately in the best interests of their child.

New Jersey acts to help victims of domestic violence

For victims, addressing violence from a loved one can be an understandably emotional task. Domestic violence can take many forms outside of the typically acknowledged physical violence, and can include emotional abuse, stalking and even the threat of violence. The New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence -- the NJCEDV -- acknowledges that while there is not a universal solution for putting a stop to domestic violence, there are different approaches that might be appropriate for some.