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October 2016 Archives

Custodial issues related to relocation after divorce

It is not uncommon at all for New Jersey residents to relocate to other states. However, relocation can become a legal challenge if the person wanting to relocate is a divorced parent. Many custodial issues may arise between former spouses when the parent-child relationship of one parent is compromised.

Divorce settlements best based on long-term needs of both spouses

Certain occurrences in life are naturally emotional, and it is not uncommon for people to rely on the support and advice of friends and family to get through difficult times. One such a traumatic experience is a divorce, and although such advice is typically provided with the best of intentions, the dynamics of each family are unique. The legal guidance of a family law attorney may be more appropriate. New Jersey couples may fail to look at the long-term consequences and focus only on the immediate aftermath of the divorce.

Domestic violence: 37 New Jersey deaths reported this year

Many New Jersey spouses and even some children live in fear every day of their lives. These are the victims of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and according to a report issued by the New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence, at least 37 deaths in this state can be linked to domestic violence so far this year.

Closing joint checking account in divorce requires planning

Ending a New Jersey marriage is a process that entails careful financial planning. A divorce from a spouse also requires a divorce from a joint checking account, and even this must not be rushed. It is suggested that each spouse opens a personal checking account before the joint account is closed. This can help to ensure the smooth running of separate finances before the divorce is finalized.

Not all divorce cases need litigation

Deciding to end a marriage might be one of the most important decisions a New Jersey spouse might have to make, especially if there are children involved. A divorce comes with many changes that will impact the individual legally, emotionally and financially. One of the many questions a person might have is whether it will be necessary to personally appear in court. Does the legal process involve a trial with evidence and witnesses?