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Non-Traditional Benefits that Must be Considered in a Divorce

December 5th, 2018 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

You may think that you only need to consider traditional income to determine alimony, child support and equitable distribution, but you may be overlooking significant perks or other benefits that could have a substantial impact on those issues.  Failing to consider these non-traditional benefits could significantly affect your bottom line.  Identifying and discussing these perks and benefits with your attorney is critical.

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How is a Parent’s Contribution to a Child’s College Education Determined in a Divorce Action?

November 26th, 2018 | Written by William J. Rudnik, Esq.

The law in New Jersey requires individuals who have children and get divorced to contribute to their children’s college education as long as they are financially able.  That does not mean the parents have to pay for the most expensive college, or that the parents must split the entire cost of college. 

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Apps That May be Useful in Divorce

October 12th, 2018 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

Technology may not only help in communicating with the parent of your children or former spouse, but it may also help to prevent a future legal dispute or strengthen your legal position if you have a dispute.  There are a myriad of products available worth considering; this list is not intended to be exhaustive, but to provide insight into a few…

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Should I Be Worried if My Attorney is Friendly with the Other Attorney?

October 2nd, 2018 | Written by William J. Rudnik, Esq.

Throughout my years of practicing family law, at times clients have questioned how I can be “friends” with the adverse attorney.  Clients want to know if I can properly represent them if I am friendly with the other attorney. 

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Letting a Child Attend a "Pink" Concert…a Question for the Courts?

September 7th, 2018 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

Divorced parents in the midst of a contentious and lengthy custody dispute asked the Court to opine on whether it was appropriate for their 11-year-old child to attend a Pink concert.  The father objected to the child’s attendance at the concert, citing concerns of profane language and sexual content.  The father asked the court to find that the mother of this young girl abused her parental discretion, and that this purported abuse be considered as part of the pending custody matter.

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Tax Treatment of Alimony Payments Under the TCJA

September 5th, 2018 | Written by William W. Goodwin, Jr., Esq.

Earlier this year, Congress passed, and the President signed into law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). While many of its provisions received a great deal of media attention, one in particular has flown under the radar despite the fact that it may have a substantial impact on parties going through a divorce. That part of the Act addresses the tax treatment of alimony payments made pursuant to a court order, or under a separation or divorce settlement agreement.

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Finalizing Your Divorce in 2018 vs. 2019…Does it Matter?

August 7th, 2018 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

YES, finalizing your divorce in 2018 versus 2019 will make a difference, since the new tax laws will likely have many effects on divorcing couples.

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How to Prepare for a Court Appearance: Ten Practical Tips

July 11th, 2018 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

Do not bring friends/family to the courtroom. You do not need to have a fan section, which can be distracting to you and others.  Discuss the specifics with your lawyer before you go to court and balance a need for support with the recommendations of your counsel.

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What Types of Experts Can Help with a Family Law Matter?

June 13th, 2018 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

There is an endless list of experts that are available to assist you and your family when dealing with family law related issues (divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, alimony, division of assets). 

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Why Use a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney?

May 4th, 2018 | Written by William J. Rudnik, Esq.

When getting divorced, or dealing with other family law issues, there are literally thousands of attorneys from which you can choose.  There are roughly 75,000 active lawyers in New Jersey, and many of them advertise in yellow pages, on television, online, and even on billboards.  But how can you decide which attorney is best-suited to handle your family law matter? 

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