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November 2016 Archives

Age factors into Social Security benefits and divorce

Many New Jersey spouses are aware that they are entitled to claim Social Security benefits based on the earnings record of a former spouse. However, new rules have changed the way in which those benefits can be claimed. Understanding those changes can help spouses make divorce decisions that are in their own best interests.

Understanding how digital information can impact a divorce

Many New Jersey residents make use of one or more forms of digital data. Whether it is through email, documents created and stored on hard drives or photos stored to the cloud, people's lives have increasingly become digital. When it comes to divorce, it is important to understand how digital data can be used to gain leverage during the divorce process.

Former prostitute regains child custody rights

An unusual case has made headlines in New Jersey and across the nation. A mother of two lost her child custody rights based on her decision to work as a prostitute in a state where such employment is legal. Many parents face challenges to their rights to raise their children, and unfavorable outcomes lead many to pursue the matters in appeals courts.

Is it possible to get spousal support back?

For many New Jersey spouses, having to provide ongoing financial support to their former partner is one of the most challenging aspects of a divorce. Many people feel that spousal support is an area of family law that needs to be overhauled, and some states are currently considering alterations to existing alimony law. There are certain cases in which a former spouse takes advantage of the financial support of their ex.