Child Support and College Expenses in New Jersey

By Lois G. Schwartz | March 25, 2020

Child support is a form of financial payment that is given to help with a child’s needs once their parents divorce or separate. In most cases, this amount is determined by a formula known as the New Jersey Child Support [Read More]

How Is My 401K or Pension Divided In a New Jersey Divorce?

By Lois G. Schwartz | March 15, 2020

It is normal to have a lot of questions during a divorce. When you’re married for an extended period of time, you build your lives together, sharing and combining assets. Determining how you will divide those assets with a divorce [Read More]

Avoiding Trial: Alternative Dispute Resolution And Mediation

By Lois G. Schwartz | December 17, 2019

Alternative Dispute Resolution When it comes to solving legal issues, most people assume that a trial is the only option. However, more attorneys and their clients are increasingly turning to trial alternatives to settle their legal disputes. Known as Alternative [Read More]

Am I Entitled To Alimony? A Guide To Spousal Support In New Jersey

By Lois G. Schwartz | December 8, 2019

What is Alimony? Spousal support, more colloquially known as alimony, is defined as monetary payments from one spouse to another after a divorce is final. The idea is to give the less financially established spouse an opportunity to get back [Read More]

Types of Child Custody Arrangements

By Lois G. Schwartz | October 19, 2019

What is Child Custody? Child custody arrangements can take many different forms. Parents negotiating a custody arrangement or a court ordering a custody arrangement will adopt a child custody arrangement that is best under the family’s particular circumstances, including the [Read More]

How Does Domestic Violence Affect a Divorce Case?

By Lois G. Schwartz | October 1, 2019

Family Law and Domestic Violence Unfortunately, many divorce cases involve a history of domestic violence as an aspect of the case. Domestic violence can add complications to divorce proceedings, as allegations of domestic violence can impact: Child custody & visitation [Read More]

Co-Owning The Family Home After Divorce: A Short Guide

By Lois G. Schwartz | June 21, 2019

When a couple is considering property division upon a divorce, the most important asset is often the family home. Sometimes one party is awarded the house in divorce proceedings, sometimes one spouse negotiates a buyout of the other spouse’s interest, [Read More]

College Expenses and Child Support: A Short Guide

By Lois G. Schwartz | June 18, 2019

After a divorce, parents have a legal duty to support their children. Thus, it is common during divorce proceedings for one parent to be required to pay child support until a child is emancipated, or self-supporting. But with the majority [Read More]

What If Your Marital Home Was Bought Prior to the Marriage?

By Lois G. Schwartz | May 27, 2019

The Family Home Did you purchase the home you’ve enjoyed in your marriage prior to getting married? If so, the person who bought the home is usually the one who is legally allowed to keep the home if the marriage [Read More]

How You Can Speed Up a Divorce

By Lois G. Schwartz | May 13, 2019

Speeding Up Your New Jersey Divorce Has your marriage deteriorated to the point where you just want a divorce now? It’s possible for you to file for divorce and speed up the process so that you can end the marriage [Read More]

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