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Hunterdon County Men's Divorce Discussion Group - Tuesday November 19th

November 1st, 2013 | Written by Admin

The next meeting of a men’s discussion group focusing on divorce will be held on November 19, 2013 from 6:30 pm until 8 pm at the Hunterdon Prevention Resources, located at 4 Walter E. Foran Blvd, Suite 410 in Flemington. The group is for men who are separated or divorced, or who are going through a divorce. 

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Cohabitation in 2013 - 4 Important Points from Reese v. Weis

October 30th, 2013 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

In 2013, the Appellate Division addressed the issue of whether it is appropriate for the Court to consider non-quantifiable lifestyle enhancements when determining whether to modify or terminate alimony to a former spouse who is cohabiting. 

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Hunterdon County Men's Divorce Discussion Group; Tuesday October 15th

September 24th, 2013 | Written by Admin

The next meeting of a men’s discussion group focusing on divorce will be held on October 15th  from 6:30 pm until 8 pm at the Hunterdon Prevention Resources, located at 4 Walter E. Foran Blvd, Suite 410 in Flemington.  The group is for men who are separated or divorced, or who are going through a divorce.

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Online Co-parenting Classes

September 19th, 2013 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

In Wayne County Indiana, the court system created a rule that requires all divorcing parents to complete co-parenting classes.  The Judges from that venue reported excellent results including, reduced conflict and increased cooperation.  

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What is included in child support?

June 25th, 2013 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

Clients often ask, "what is included in child support?"  This is a common question either because the parent paying child support continues to be asked for additional support by the children or because the parent receiving child support always hears, "that is what my child support pays for." 

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Step-Parents and Child Support

June 14th, 2013 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

In Christensen v. Christensen and Tymczak, 376 N.J. Super. 20 (App. Div. 2005), the court held that a biological father’s obligation to support his children is only subject to being transferred to a step-parent when such party’s actions actively interfere with the children’s support from the natural parent.

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Hot Tips on Child Support #1

May 28th, 2013 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

When the parties share an equal number of overnights with the child, the following three-step procedure should be used to adjust the paying parent's child support obligation to account for the fact that both parties are responsible for paying the child's "controlled expenses" during their parenting time.

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Bills of Rights for Children in Divorce

April 23rd, 2013 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

1. The right to be treated as important and separate human beings with unique feelings, needs, ideas, and desires, not existing solely to gratify the needs of their parents.

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Top Eight Things to Know When Contemplating Divorce

April 23rd, 2013 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

  1. Protect Your Children - the children come first and should never be put in the middle of your divorce.

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What if I can no longer afford to pay my support obligations?

April 12th, 2013 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

Economists have said that this is the worst economic decline our country has seen since the 1920’s. Unemployment in New Jersey has risen to 8.3% and is continuing to increase for the 14th consecutive month. While overtime, bonuses and pay rates are being cut on a daily basis, spousal and child support obligations must be paid or the payor may face loss of driver’s license and even incarceration. Support obligations do not modify themselves because a payor has suddenly lost their job or taken a pay cut. Instead, the burden is on the payor to ask the Court or their former spouse for assistance. 

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