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Alimony And Taxes

April 11, 2011

Alimony, which is also known as spousal support, is one of the most difficult areas of New Jersey divorce law. Alimony is a regular payment made from one ex-spouse to another after a divorce. It was originally meant to help support women after a divorce, but New Jersey alimony laws are now gender-neutral and either spouse […]


The Tax Implications Of Splitting Up A House During A Divorce 1

April 8, 2011

In our previous post, we covered filing status issues for divorcing New Jersey couples. Another common issue for divorcing couples is dividing up the marital home. The division of martial assets is one of the most complex and challenging areas of New Jersey divorce law. Homes, family businesses, and major investments must be untangled and […]


What Tax Filing Status Should Divorcing Couples Choose

April 6, 2011

New Jersey residents who divorce this year are part of a national uptick in the divorce rate. Divorces declined during the course of the recent recession with 63,550 fewer divorces in America in 2009 than in 2006, but marriage counselors report that 2010 is the first year that the divorce rate will increase since the […]


Supreme Court Hears Argument Over Representation In Child Support Cases

April 1, 2011

New Jersey children are entitled to support from both parents, regardless of whether the parents are married or live together. Child support determinations are made in New Jersey by using a strict formula, and it is the role of an experienced family law attorney to see that the formula is properly applied. Child support is […]


Three Divorce Mistakes To Avoid For Couples Over 50

March 28, 2011

Although divorce is common for many New Jersey couples, older couples may be at a greater risk for divorce according to a recent survey from the National Center for Family & Marriage Research. The survey indicates that the national divorce rate for couples over 50 has doubled despite a slight decline in the overall divorce […]


Study Football Team Losses Linked To Domestic Violence

March 24, 2011

Professional football may be an unlikely contributing factor to domestic violence in New Jersey. Time Magazine reports that a comprehensive study of emergency calls indicates that there is up to a 10 percent spike in domestic violence reports in the hour after a local football team has unexpectedly lost a game. The Quarterly Journal of […]


Prominent New Jersey Domestic Violence Activist Dies

March 21, 2011

Prominent New Jersey domestic violence activist Evelyn Jacobs Ortner died earlier this month. The Star-Ledger reports that the 83-year-old Ortner died of leukemia and is survived by her children and husband of 63 years. “No one in the field of violence against women matched her intensity and drive on behalf of victims,” Richard Gelles, the […]


Female Military Officers More Likely To Divorce

March 16, 2011

Female military officers from New Jersey and around the country are more likely to get divorced than their civilian counterparts according to Pentagon statistics. The Associated Press reports that approximately 220,000 women served in the military in Afghanistan and Iraq. These women are twice as likely to get divorced than their male comrades and enlisted […]


Civil Unions Becoming More Common

March 14, 2011

More states are following New Jersey’s lead and allowing same-sex couples to enter into legally recognized civil unions, which have the same benefits of marriage. Experienced New Jersey family law attorneys pay close attention to New Jersey’s recent civil union law. The law was passed in 2007 by New Jersey’s state legislature in response to […]


Survey Relationships Reach Peak Stress Level At 3 Years

March 10, 2011

A survey of 2,000 British adults in relationships indicates that relationship stress peaks at the 36-month mark for most couples. Surveyors report that 3 years into a relationship is when minor irritations stop becoming endearing and start becoming a problem in relationships. Married couples who fail to address these irritations with their partner may become […]