How do I tell my spouse I want a Divorce?

Telling your spouse that you want a divorce is an incredibly challenging and sensitive conversation. It’s important to approach the situation with empathy, clarity, and respect. Here’s a guide on how to navigate this difficult conversation: Remember, every situation is unique, and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to this conversation. It’s crucial to approach it with […]

What Will Happen to My Pet in the Divorce?

In New Jersey, as in many other states, pets, including dogs, are considered property in the context of divorce proceedings. While the legal system does not view pets in the same way as children, there has been a growing recognition of the emotional significance of pets to families. Here are some considerations regarding the treatment […]

Complex Intersection: Substance Abuse and Its Impact on Divorce

Divorce is an emotionally challenging process, and when substance abuse becomes a factor, the complexities and difficulties can escalate. Substance abuse within the context of divorce introduces a unique set of challenges for both individuals involved and requires a delicate approach to ensure fair and equitable resolutions. The Impact of Substance Abuse on Divorce: Navigating […]


You never thought it would happen to you because divorce is what happens to other people, right?  You are not alone if you were blind-sided by your spouse declaring out of the blue that they want a divorce.  Since the pandemic, abrupt declarations by a spouse that they are unhappy and want a divorce is […]

Motion Practice in Today’s Court – What You Really Need to Know

Motion Court

You might be asking yourself what exactly is motion practice in a New Jersey divorce or family law matter?   Motion practice is generally used by a party to the action in seeking specific relief from the Court or for the Court to make a ruling on a contested issue in your case.   As the moving […]

Can You Still Get Divorced with an Uncooperative Spouse?


You may be wondering what happens if you want a divorce, but your spouse refuses to accept that the marriage is over and essentially disappears off the grid when it comes to engaging in the process. What happens if your spouse refuses to accept service of the divorce complaint? What happens if your spouse refuses […]

Is There Ever A Right Time To Divorce?

If you have ever thought about divorce, you may also have asked yourself if it will ever feel like the right time for you to venture into those waters, especially post-pandemic. You put off the inevitable and continue on, waiting for that right time to come, and happiness remains out of reach.  You can change […]

“My Friend Told Me That When She Got Divorced. . . .”

When a divorce attorney hears these words from a client, it is sure to raise a concern.  If you have a friend who previously went through a New Jersey divorce, then naturally they may want to give you the benefit of their experience.  It is completely understandable to want to bond with someone who has […]

Understanding the Basics of Custody Neutral Assessments

Sometimes parents are unable to resolve their custody and parenting time disputes without assistance.  This may be due to substance abuse, domestic violence or even parental alienation, but sometimes it can be for a myriad of other reasons such as failure to effectively communicate or co-parent with one another.  However, before your case breaks down […]

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