When it comes to divorce, communication is critical not just between spouses, but between parents and their children. What parents say to their kids leading up to, during, and after a divorce matters. One conversation that can be particularly impactful for all the parties involved is the announcement of the divorce.
If you are a high-asset couple facing divorce, you have probably received a lot of advice from well-meaning people. Many people who have been through a divorce trial will advise others to settle through mediation. After all, compromising on half of everything is better than risking everything. Whether your divorce will finalize in New Jersey or a Pennsylvania county, the courts will expect parties to do everything possible to stay out of litigation. Let's review some circumstances when mediation may not be a better solution than litigation:
Mother's Day can be a wonderful time of year for parents, children and grandchildren. But after a divorce, parent-specific holidays like Mother's Day, Father's Day and even Grandparents' Day can be a source of confusion and frustration. We'll take some time in this blog post to discuss some ways you can make Mother's Day special, no matter what your family's situation may be due to your divorce.
Taxes don't go away because of divorce, unfortunately. And while neither divorce nor taxes are exactly fun to talk about, there are some important considerations that you should be aware of if you are in the middle of divorce proceedings.
With the narrow scope of information that a Judge gets to observe in a child custody case, clients often ask us what they need to do in order to get across to a Judge that they are "the good parent." Our short answer is that our clients need to be able to "wear the white hat" and come into Court with a complete clean slate if they are trying to get a custody Order changed or modified in their favor.
When an alimony obligation exists between ex-spouses in New Jersey, both the paying and receiving ex-spouses can wonder how a dating relationship of the receiving ex-spouse with a significant other can impact the paying ex-spouse's obligation to pay alimony. Typically, the dating relationship of the receiving ex-spouse is only going to alter the obligation of the paying ex-spouse if a situation called "cohabitation" exists. Broadly, cohabitation is defined as "a mutually supportive, intimate personal relationship in which a couple has undertaken duties and privileges that are commonly associated with marriage."