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August 2017 Archives

Bill urges move toward joint custody standard

For most New Jersey parents, determining how to divide parenting privileges and responsibilities is a top priority during a divorce. Each family has a unique set of needs when it comes to child custody matters, and courts approach each case on an individual basis. In many states, however, there is a push toward legislation that would require courts to consider shared or joint custody as the starting point for all matters.

Should college tuition be included in child support discussions?

As a New Jersey family prepares for divorce, a number of financial matters will need to be taken into consideration. That includes current expenses as well as anticipated costs. For many parents, earning a college degree is a goal that both parties share for their children. Financing a college education is often a top priority, though one that is easily overlooked during divorce negotiations. It is important to address these expenses during child support and property division discussions.

Millennials face an entirely new set of family legal issues

Young people today have a vastly different experience of life than their parents or grandparents enjoyed. Advancements in technology have forever altered the way that we live, work and interact with one another. When young people in New Jersey prepare to marry, they have a unique set of family legal issues that need to be addressed. To that end, the prenuptial agreements that they create are very different from those used in decades past.

Representatives ask for improved focus on safety of children

Living with an abusive partner is among the most challenging experiences that many New Jersey residents will ever face. For those who have children, the situation is even more stressful. Many parents stay with an abusive partner out of fear of what might happen to their kids if they left. According to some statistics, that fear for the safety of children is well-founded.

Budgeting for moving expenses at the end of a marriage

Planning to end a New Jersey marriage involves a substantial number of decisions, many of which must be made in a very short period of time. The outcome of those decisions will impact the lives of both spouses for many years to come, for better or for worse. Proper planning is critical to a favorable outcome, especially when it comes to relocating and setting up one's new home. Budgeting for a move is an important consideration at the end of a marriage.