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Divorce Mediator-Tips for a successful Mediation

Posted by Vincent Deluca | Jul 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Mediation is a non-litigation divorce method for spouses who wish to avoid the cost and stress of going to court. In some cases, couples are ordered to attend mediation by the courts before requesting a court date. Couples can also attempt mediation voluntarily upon filing the divorce complaint b...

Ocean County Divorce Lawyer- Divorce Trial Strategies

Posted by Vincent Deluca | Jul 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

While nobody truly wins in a divorce, cases that go to trial must be ruled in favor of one party over another. It's hard to know how a judge will rule in any particular case, but it's fair to say that there are less "absolutes" in a divorce litigation compared to a criminal trial. Unlike criminal...

Ocean County Divorce Lawyer Reviews: Life After Divorce

Posted by Vincent Deluca | Jul 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Most people plan ahead for many of life's disasters, but the truth is, not enough people prepare for the end of a marriage. After all, marriage is traditionally viewed as a life-long commitment, so the idea of preparing for divorce seems distasteful. Life, however, brings on many changes, and abo...

Parenting Time Disputes Over the Winter Holidays

Posted by Vincent Deluca | Jul 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving kicks off the start of the winter holiday season, which is a stressful time for just about anyone.  It's especially stressful for divorced or divorcing parents, who often clash over where the kids will spend which holidays, or even how many hours of each holiday each parent will have...

Suspension of Child Support for Incarcerated Parents

Posted by Vincent Deluca | Jul 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

The New Jersey family court's policy on the suspension of child support payments as a result of incarceration is defined by two seminal cases: Halliwell v. Halliwell (1999) and Kuron v. Hamilton (2000).  In Halliwell, the defendant was granted a suspension of child support payments for the durati...

Dating During Divorce

Posted by Vincent Deluca | Jun 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many divorces take much longer than most couples expect, even if they're on good terms and work together to resolve their differences. One of the reasons for why divorces take so long is that New Jersey imposes a mandatory waiting period on most types of divorces. Even if you are filing on ground...

Eligible Expenses Under the NJ Child Support Guidelines

Posted by Vincent Deluca | Jun 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

According to the New Jersey Child Support website, parents are responsible for providing the “financial, medical and emotional support a child needs to grow into a responsible adult.”  These “needs” comprise a vast array of goods and services, such as food, clothing, shelter, childcare and health...

Filing for Reconsideration of a Judgment or Order

Posted by Vincent Deluca | Jun 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

As with any other civil proceeding, a divorce trial generally results in one party receiving a more favorable settlement than the other.  Judges carefully consider numerous factors, such as legal precedence, each spouse's financial circumstances and the child's best interests, in order to issue t...

What Makes a Prenuptial Agreement "Unconscionable"?

Posted by Vincent Deluca | Jun 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the term “unconscionable” means: 1) not guided or controlled by guidance; 2) shockingly unfair or unjust.  In the context of family law, it's usually the second definition that's at the heart of most contentious divorce cases, especially those involvin...

Helpful Tips For Preparing a Case Information Statement

Posted by Vincent Deluca | Jun 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the very first steps in any divorce proceeding is the submission of the marital finances through a form known as the Case Information Statement (CIS).  This form is the precursor to the discovery process, during which spouses exchange any and all documents pertaining to their income, asset...

Filing for Divorce When You are Not in NJ

Posted by Vincent Deluca | Jun 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Filing a legal action in the jurisdiction of your legal residence is common knowledge, but the factors that determine a legal residence can be rather complicated in states like New Jersey.  As one of the best states for education and job opportunities, New Jersey is home to a substantial populati...

Should I Sign a Premarital Agreement?

Posted by Vincent Deluca | Jun 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Premarital agreements, known in other states as prenuptial agreements, are contracts between prospective spouses that define their rights and responsibilities in the event of a divorce. A premarital agreement covers a wide range of topics, including alimony and property division

How to Establish Paternity in NJ

Posted by Vincent Deluca | Jun 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The concept of "paternity" is defined as the state of being someone's father in a biological or legal sense. A child's paternity is typically noted on the birth certificate, but it can also be listed on a final decree of adoption issued by the county's Surrogate Court.

Divorce With a Pending Adoption

Posted by Vincent Deluca | Jun 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

The divorce process puts many things on hold, but few things are as heart-rending as a pending adoption. It's no secret that adoptions are expensive and time-consuming; domestic adoptions cost around ten thousand dollars on average, with an average wait time of 1 to 3 years.

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