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Financial and Emotional Issues in Divorce Cases

By Katherine K. Wagner |

The divorce rate has declined significantly since the 1990s. However, divorce’s moral acceptability rating is at an all-time high. In other words, people who would never have considered divorce before, such as people over 60, now see marriage dissolution as a legitimate way to end a marriage they see as unsatisfying for some reason…. Read More »

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Step-by-Step Guide to How to Begin a Divorce in NJ

By Katherine K. Wagner |

Learn from one of the top divorce attorneys in NJ how to begin a divorce proceeding and how to follow through with it, in four easily-understandable steps. If you are looking for a starting point and a step-by-step guide to the planning, filing, and legal procedure of divorce, read on for this guide by… Read More »

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New Jersey Lawyer to Help with Divorce Over Stepchild

By Katherine K. Wagner |

Are your stepchildren causing problems in your marriage? Would you be surprised to learn that in New Jersey, friction caused by step children and ex-spouses is frequently the cause of divorce? If you are contemplating divorce because of stepchildren, contact us today to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your options. Divorcing Because… Read More »

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Five Ways a Mother Can Lose Custody of Her Child

By Katherine K. Wagner |

First, How is Child Custody Determined? A family law judge in New Jersey will determine what is in the best interests of the child in awarding custody to either or both parents.  It is possible for a mother, or a father, to lose custody entirely if it is in the best interests of the… Read More »

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How Long Do You Pay Child Support in NJ? [2019 Update]

By Katherine K. Wagner |

The Principles of Child Support in New Jersey The guiding principles of child support in New Jersey are that children should not be economic victims in a divorce. Instead, children are considered entities who are entitled to share in their parent’s income, and in New Jersey parents have a continuous duty to support their… Read More »

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NJ Custody Laws for Unmarried Parents: A Guide

By Katherine K. Wagner |

Child Custody Laws in NJ for Unwed Parents Gone are the days when every child had married parents. The current diversity of family living arrangements has resulted in the court system establishing an alternative to a divorce proceeding, called a “non-dissolution ‘FD’ Case”  which is used by unmarried parents to: Establish a Legal Custody… Read More »

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How long does it take to get divorced in New Jersey?

By Katherine K. Wagner |

How long does a divorce take in NJ? The length of a divorce is not set in stone by any rule or law. Spouses who remain civil and mutually agree on how to divide their assets before filing can finish their divorce as quickly as the courts can process a divorce petition. If you… Read More »

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Life Insurance and Divorce Q & A [2019]

By Katherine K. Wagner |

1. Is Life Insurance a Marital Asset? The short answer is, maybe.  It depends upon whether your life insurance policy is a “Whole Life” policy or a “Term Life” policy. “Whole Life” policies have cash value and are considered part of your net worth.  During the divorce proceedings, a whole life policy must be… Read More »

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After Divorce, Does Child Support Cover Extracurricular Activities?

By Katherine K. Wagner |

When a child lives with both parents, the topic of extracurricular activities rarely causes more than a slight blip on the radar. As long as the parents support the activities, can pay for them and can transport the child, everyone is fine. However, in a divorce situation, a young person’s extracurriculars can become fodder… Read More »

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What Happens to the Marital Home Upon Divorce?

By Katherine K. Wagner |

When it comes to divorce, there are a lot of things to think about. In New Jersey, after any child custody and support, one of the important issues is equitable distribution. This means that the courts will fairly, but not necessarily equally, divide property between divorcing spouses. Marital property generally includes that which is… Read More »

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