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How to be a Good Divorce Client

Posted by Vincent C. DeLuca | Aug 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

There are countless articles focused on how to choose a good divorce attorney, but rules of professional and personal conduct apply to all the parties that are involved in a divorce.  Although divorce attorneys are expected to put up with a lot, some clients engage in outright manipulative or bul...

Ocean County Divorce Lawyer- Rushing Into Divorce

Posted by Vincent C. DeLuca | Aug 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you have decided that it's best to end your marriage, you may be wondering how long you should wait before filing for divorce. Depending on your situation, there may be a mandatory waiting period before you can file a complaint. For example, a "no fault" divorce can only be filed after you and...

Ocean County Divorce Attorney- Spousal Spying in Divorce

Posted by Unknown | Aug 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you are involved in a contentious divorce, you may be in the process of gathering evidence for a divorce hearing. This evidence may include photos, voicemails, video footage and financial statements. You may also have come across suspicious or incriminating emails, chat logs and computer files...

Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce- NJ Divorce Lawyer

Posted by Unknown | Aug 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Divorce is defined as the legal dissolution of marriage, resulting in the cancellation or reorganization of each spouse's martial duties. For your children, however, divorce is also the dissolution of life as they know it. Among the many changes they have to deal with is the fact that one parent ...

Ocean County Child Custody Lawyer- Don't Make Your Kids Choose

Posted by Unknown | Aug 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

The decision to divorce is followed by many life changes, which can be extremely difficult for children to accept. The biggest struggle for most kids is the idea of splitting their time between two parents and two households. This struggle is intensified when children are consciously or subconsci...

Ocean County Divorce- Do I Need a Lawyer?

Posted by Unknown | Aug 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

The average person faces numerous legal dilemmas throughout their life, usually about minor things such as traffic tickets and ordinance violations. Divorce, on the other hand, is one of the most serious legal actions you will ever undertake. There are many practical issues to think about: child ...

Ocean County Divorce Lawyer- Divorce in the Age of Social Media

Posted by Unknown | Aug 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

The wide-spread use of social media has made it easier than ever for family, friends and like-minded individuals to connect through a wide range of electronic devices. While the ability to communicate instantaneously with others has many positives, it also makes it easier to get in trouble in your divorce

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Reviews Parental Alienation

Posted by Unknown | Aug 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

Parental alienation is not a term that's used often, but it goes on in many households throughout New Jersey. In fact, you probably know at least one family in which one parent constantly attempts to make the other parent look bad in the eyes of their children.

New Jersey Parenting Plans

Posted by Unknown | Aug 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

In New Jersey, the terms for child custody and visitation are outlined in a parenting plan. Whenever possible, couples should work out a parenting plan on their own, through private methods such as mediation. Certain couples, however, may not be on speaking terms

Ocean County Divorce Lawyer- Can I Get the Ring Back?

Posted by Unknown | Aug 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

According to New Jersey law, an engagement ring is a "conditional gift", meaning that it can be revoked if the recipient fails to fulfill the attached condition, which in this case is marriage. This means that you have a legal right to demand the ring back if the engagement falls through.

New Jersey Temporary Protective Orders

Posted by Unknown | Aug 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you are experiencing domestic abuse at the hands of your spouse, you may be wondering what measures you can take to protect yourself. The question is easy to answer when the person is a stranger, but it's complicated when your abuser is a spouse with whom you share a household.

Father's Rights in an NJ Divorce

Posted by Unknown | Aug 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

New Jersey family courts take a gender neutral stance when it comes to a parent's right to their children. This means that decisions pertaining to custody, visitation and child support are not based on whether a parent is male or female. Rather, it is based on objective factors such as the parent's gross income, their level of education and job skills, and their current relationship with the children. There is, however, a prevailing belief that the courts view mothers as better parents, since there is a long¬standing tradition of females being the main caretakers. It is understandable why people would feel this way, considering that women still put great pressure on themselves to be the perfect mother, even if they have busy careers. As a result, many women continue to take on the bulk of the child-rearing duties, even though many of their partners want to be more involved. If you are a father who hasn't been as involved in taking care of your children as your wife, you may be worried about whether you can get a fair shake in court. You may wonder, for example, whether the judge will automatically give primary custody to your spouse. If you and your spouse do not get along, you may be worried about her turning the children against you (in the form of parental alienation), or moving far away without giving notice. However, New Jersey law does contain provisions for these, and many other circumstances related to parental rights. In addition, none of the laws apply only to the mother or father because they are meant to protect the rights of both parents, while doing what is in the best interest of the children. The children's best interest is actually the most critical aspect of a custody and visitation plan. As a general rule, the courts believe that preserving the children's current way of life as much as possible is in their best interest. This means that if your spouse has taken on more or most of the childcare duties, then it may be in the children's best interest to live with her most of the time. This would not affect your legal custody, which pertains to your right to make decisions that affect your children's health and well-being. You also retain the right to have visitation, which typically includes overnight visits during the week. Furthermore, your spouse cannot prevent you from contacting your children via phone, email, etc., unless you are prohibited from doing so by court order. Your spouse is also forbidden from moving out of state with your children without written permission from you, or the court. For a full explanation of your parental rights, please speak with the family law attorneys of Villani & DeLuca, P.C. Our attorneys have the trial experience to fight for your rights in court, whether you're just beginning the divorce process, or feel that gender bias played a part in your divorce judgement.

Should I get a New Attorney?

Posted by Unknown | Aug 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

No one wants to face the prospect of looking for a new attorney when the re embroiled in a complicated divorce. After all, you've invested a lot of time and money with this person, and the idea of starting over with a stranger is frustrating, as well as frightening.

Distribution of Debts in an NJ Divorce

Posted by Unknown | Jul 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Marital property refers to any property acquired by either spouse during the course of a marriage. Along with obvious items such as houses, cars, and bank accounts, marital property also includes marital debt

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