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The New Jersey Divorce Guide (2020) is here!

The New Jersey Divorce Guide (2020) is here!

ANNOUNCING: THE NEW JERSEY DIVORCE GUIDE (2020)! This free downloadable PDF provides a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know before filing for divorce. It is a crash course in dissolving a marriage in the State of New Jersey, which acts as a more...

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Permanent Relocation to Another State with Child

Permanent Relocation to Another State with Child

Today, the New Jersey Supreme Court in the case of Bisbing v. Bisbing abandoned its previous holding establishing a lenient standard for custodial parents seeking to permanently relocate with the child to another state. Instead, both parents will be on equal footing...

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Much more info on how to vacate a Court Order.

Much more info on how to vacate a Court Order.

No, no, I said "vacate" not vacation. The beach is totally unrelated. Hate that Court Order? Want to get rid of it? The MNJD Guide will show you how! If you're still in the middle of the case (prejudgment), the best path is to file a motion for reconsideration. But if...

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Significant Updates to Divorce Guide

Significant Updates to Divorce Guide

Today, significant updates to the Divorce Guide went live. I have updated the custody and child support sections to be far more comprehensive and to address some of the most common issues in divorce. CHILD SUPPORT: The child support section of the MNJD Guide now...

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Child support cannot be waived.

Child support cannot be waived.

One of the most important principles relating to child support is that child support belongs to the child. Although the money may be flowing to a parent, it actually belongs to the child. For that reason, agreements related to child support are subject to special...

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Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements

The MNJD Guide now covers prenups! If you're considering marriage but worried about divorce, a prenuptial agreement is the answer you've been looking for. Alimony? Waive it. Don't want to give him your retirement account? No problem. Don't want her owning half the...

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How much does a divorce cost?

How much does a divorce cost?

For anyone going through the divorce process, it is critical to understand what's at stake and what it might cost to properly defend your rights and the rights of your children. Accordingly, the MNJD Guide has added a brand-new section titled: "How much does a divorce...

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New Jersey’s new child support law, explained!

New Jersey’s new child support law, explained!

The New Jersey Legislature has passed a new child support statute that took effect effect on February 1, 2017. The new law is applicable “to all child support orders issued prior to, on, or after the effective date[,]” [S-1046/A-2721,] which means it affects every...

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Grandparent Visitation in New Jersey

Grandparent Visitation in New Jersey

Under the "Grandparent Visitation Statute," originally enacted in the 1970s, the New Jersey Legislature permitted grandparents to apply for visitation if such visitation would be in the best interests of the child as determined by consideration of six factors: "(1)...

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