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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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Multiple Family Child Support Obligations

On December 19, 2013, the Superior Court of New Jersey – Appellate Division issued a combined opinion in two cases argued by Morgenstern & Rochester partner Andrew Rochester that changed the law for how child support is calculated when one … Continue reading

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Alimony Reform – What You Need to Know – Part 2

By Andrew L. Rochester, Esquire In the last article, I wrote about some of the more well-known aspects of the proposed alimony reform law in New Jersey. This article addresses the other proposed changes to alimony that have not gotten … Continue reading

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Important Considerations When Selling Your Home During a Divorce

If you are contemplating a divorce or are already a party to a divorce proceeding, and you can’t agree on who will get the marital home, or you know that neither of you will be able to afford the marital … Continue reading

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What Rights Do Grandparents Have? – Part 2

Another situation where grandparents can prevail, and in some circumstances even establish rights equal to the parents, is if the grandparent becomes what is known as the “psychological parent” to the child. In other words – if the grandparent effectively … Continue reading

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Division of Marital Property in New Jersey

For the purposes of a divorce settlement, New Jersey is an equitable property state.  Which means that marital property is divided based upon what is fair and not necessarily equally.  In determining the equitable distribution of marital property, the court … Continue reading

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