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What Finances Must Be Disclosed in a Divorce?

Often, one spouse pays the bills and does the bookkeeping for the family. While this can be practical, it can leave the other spouse with little knowledge of the family’s financial situation. For this reason, a spouse might fear that the other spouse will conceal money or other financial assets in preparation for a divorce… Read More »

Gray Divorce: Divorce After 50

According to the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, the divorce rate for couples over age 50 has nearly doubled during the past 20 years. Divorce at any age is complicated, but for individuals divorcing later in life, the financial aspects of separation can be much more complex…. Read More »

Temporary Relief While Divorce Litigation is Pending ― What is Pendente Lite Relief?

Waiting until divorce proceedings are complete to receive alimony and child support can cause significant financial hardship. Pendente lite (a Latin term meaning “pending litigation”) relief can help ease the financial burden of a lengthy divorce case. Pendente lite is a specific type of support that is paid by one spouse to another during the… Read More »

Mental Illness and Divorce

Roughly one quarter of adult Americans have been diagnosed with a mental disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. If you are married to a person who suffers from mental illness, you have seen the daily struggles you and your spouse go through. Persons in a relationship with a mentally ill person can… Read More »

Preparing for Divorce: Steps to Take Right Now

Going through a divorce can be a difficult time. However, the best way you can minimize the impact of divorce is to prepare in advance. If you are considering divorce, here are some steps to take now to help you through the process: Begin saving — You will need to have cash on hand to… Read More »

Child Custody: A Father’s Rights

Fathers’ rights historically have been an afterthought when it comes to children and custody decisions. How refreshing is it, then, that New Jersey’s child custody statute is entitled “Custody of Child:  Rights of Both Parents Considered.”  What that means is that fathers’ rights no longer take a backseat, but instead are on equal footing with… Read More »