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Navigating Co-parenting Wars:

Is your ex-spouse still angry and resentful even after the divorce is over? Are you still engaging in co-parenting wars in front of the children? This can be extremely nasty and stressful, but here are some helpful tips that I give my clients:

Words From Counsel Focus On Family Law

Dear Reader, Welcome to a new feature that each month will focus on awareness of a critical aspect of family law, whether it be divorce, child custody, support, or even domestic violence. Family law is the only area of law that we practice at the Law Offices of Sylvia S. Costantino. I purposefully concentrate on […]

My child refuses to speak to me but wants money for college. Do I have to pay?

New Jersey falls into the minority of states where the court has substantial discretion to obligate divorced parents to contribute towards their children’s college education. In Newburg v. Arrigo, 88 N.J. 529 (1982), New Jersey’s Supreme Court held that financially capable parents should generally contribute towards the cost of college education. In that case, the […]

Are You Struggling To Undo The “i Do”?

The struggle is always the same for people going through a divorce. Regardless of who initiates the divorce, emotions rule the day and derail even the simplest of cases. Tempers flare, one or both parties may act unreasonably, and ultimately good people find themselves at their absolute worst. Fortunately, this cycle runs its course and […]

Off The Beaten Path

As a divorce attorney, an important part of what I do is meet with people and listen to the story of their broken marriage. From that first consultation, I want to know why the relationship has ended. I am not a marriage counselor, so why would this matter to a divorce attorney? The whole dynamic […]

When Divorce Finds You

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 […]

Child Custody in New Jersey: Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities

Child custody matters can be one of the most emotionally charged aspects of a divorce. As a parent in New Jersey, it is essential to understand your rights and responsibilities regarding child custody. In this blog post, we will delve into the intricacies of child custody in New Jersey, providing you with valuable information and […]