How to Prepare for a Divorce Mediation in New Jersey

By Lois G. Schwartz | November 20, 2023

Divorce can be a challenging and emotional experience. In New Jersey, as elsewhere, many couples are opting for mediation as an alternative to litigation. Mediation offers a more harmonious path to resolution, emphasizing collaboration over contention. Here, we’ll explore how [Read More]

Navigating Child Support Agreements in New Jersey

By Lois G. Schwartz | November 6, 2023

Child support agreements are essential in ensuring the well-being and security of children after the parents have separated or divorced. The process, though crucial, can sometimes seem complex and daunting, especially if you’re unfamiliar with New Jersey’s child support guidelines. [Read More]

Navigating the Complexities of Divorce in Blended Families: A Comprehensive Guide

By Lois G. Schwartz | September 28, 2023

In today’s evolving familial landscape, blended families have become increasingly prevalent. The most recent data reveals that about half of American households are comprised of stepfamilies, second marriages, or recoupled relationships. Given that nearly 50% of all marriages conclude in [Read More]

The Essential Guide to Cohabitation Agreements in New Jersey

By Lois G. Schwartz | September 14, 2023

Cohabitation has seen a steady rise over the past few decades, reflecting a societal shift in how relationships are viewed and structured. As more couples opt for this type of arrangement, the need for a legal framework to protect mutual [Read More]

Common Mistakes During a Divorce

By Lois G. Schwartz | August 24, 2023

Divorce is a challenging and emotionally charged process that can be further complicated by common mistakes made by individuals going through it. In the state of New Jersey, where divorce laws can be complex, it is essential to approach this [Read More]

Do Mothers Always Get Custody of the Kids in New Jersey?

By Lois G. Schwartz | August 10, 2023

Child custody battles are often one of the most emotionally charged and contentious aspects of divorce or separation. In the past, it was a common belief that mothers were more likely to be awarded custody of their children in such [Read More]

When Can You Modify Divorce Orders in NJ?

By Lois G. Schwartz | July 27, 2023

Divorce proceedings are rarely static, as circumstances can change for both parties involved. In New Jersey, divorce orders are legally binding, outlining important aspects such as child custody, child support, alimony, and property division. However, life’s complexities often necessitate modifications [Read More]

Breaking Barriers: Exploring LGBTQ Family-Building Choices in New Jersey

By Lois G. Schwartz | July 13, 2023

New Jersey has made significant strides in recent years to promote equality and protect the rights of the LGBTQ community. One area where these advancements are particularly noteworthy is in the realm of family-building options for same-sex couples and individuals. [Read More]

Grandparents’ Rights: Understanding the Laws in New Jersey

By Lois G. Schwartz | June 28, 2023

In the state of New Jersey, the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren holds significant value. However, there are instances where parents may consider limiting or denying access to grandparents. While it is important for grandparents to understand their rights [Read More]

Can I Adopt My Spouse’s Child If The Biological Parent Is Absent Or Uninvolved In NJ?

By Lois G. Schwartz | June 15, 2023

Adoption is a beautiful way to expand a family and provide a loving, stable home for a child in need. In New Jersey, just like in many other states, stepparent adoption is a legal process that allows a stepparent to [Read More]

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