Author Archives: Morgenstern & Rochester

Study Ties Expense of Wedding to Divorce Rate



The More You Spend to Tie The Knot, the Greater the Chance it Will Break A study by two economics professors at Emory University seems to support what Lennon and McCartney said some 40 years ago—apparently, money can’t buy you … Continue reading






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Preparing for Divorce Ahead of Time



If You Know a Divorce is Coming, It’s Best to Plan Ahead Though there are situations where a party to divorce has no idea it’s coming until the papers are served, in many, if not most, situations, there are indications … Continue reading






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What to Tell Your Children about Your Divorce



Talking to Your Children about Divorce During and after a divorce proceeding, children experience fear and anxiety about their lives and their futures. They may fear that they’ll never see a parent again, or that they will be abandoned by … Continue reading






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Forcing Your Children to Take Sides in Your Divorce



Forcing Your Children to Take Sides in a Divorce In the aftermath of a divorce, your emotions can get the better of you. The sense of loss that comes with divorce can leave you with feelings of shame, anger and … Continue reading






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Venting to Your Children about Your Divorce



Keeping Your Kids Out of the Middle in a Divorce When you are involved in a divorce and there are minor children, you can struggle with the desire to vent to your children about your ex or about your divorce. … Continue reading






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Can You Get a Divorce and Still Remain Civil with Each Other?



Can’t We All Get Along? Strategies for Positive Relationships with an Ex-Spouse Though many divorce proceedings are bitter and lead to years of anger and recrimination, it doesn’t have to be that way, and if it’s to be in the … Continue reading






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The Collaborative Approach to Divorce



The Collaborative Divorce Process In recent years, a new alternative to the traditional divorce process—a concept called collaborative divorce—has become increasingly accepted as an effective way to settle differences in a divorce. In the collaborative process, each party retains separate … Continue reading






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Mediation and Divorce



Mediation as an Alternative to the Traditional Divorce Process If you have concluded that your marriage cannot be saved, but you want to maintain a positive relationship with your ex-spouse, or you simply want to resolve your disputes with a … Continue reading






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What to Do When Your Ex-Spouse is Hiding Assets



How to Locate Hidden Assets in a Divorce Proceeding It’s a pretty common occurrence—when your spouse decides to file for divorce or learns that you plan to serve divorce papers, he or she starts hiding money or property in an … Continue reading






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Determining a Fair Child Support Agreement



Making Certain Your Child Support Order is Fair In every state, including New Jersey, there are state-established guidelines for the calculation of child support. You don’t have to let the amount of support be determined by the guidelines, though—you can … Continue reading






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