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Are your Holidays filled with Gratitude and Joy?

by Madeline Muise, LCSW, LMFT Gratitude and Joy… Tis the season to be Merry…. Not so much for the newly divorced person or ex’s that remain in conflict. Planning for the holiday season can be daunting! Uncertainty is one quality that makes divorce challenging. Traditions, the practices that give families their identity change.What will life look …

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Divorce and Children

How Collaborative Divorce Protects Children from Conflict

Any time couples find themselves facing divorce, one of the first concerns they have is how it will effect the children. Worries about the negative impact of divorce and children has probably kept more unhappy couples together than anything else. Yet, some would assert that staying together for the children may not always be the best …

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Finding Your Peace

By Laura D’Orsi What brings you peace? Peace is a relative word. When we hear about what is going on in the world today, it can make us anxious. When we are facing something stressful in our personal life, it can create sleepless nights, weight loss and turmoil. For anyone going through a divorce, there …

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Standard of Living Report

Preparing a Comprehensive Standard of Living Report

by Marshall A. Morris, CPA, ABV, CFF The living standard of a family going through a divorce comes together in a Standard of Living [“SOL”] Report. In separate schedules the SOL Report lists the sources and amounts of income the family receives, and the lifestyle the family enjoys while spending the income it receives. The …

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Cohabitation Clause In Divorce Settlement Agreement Will Be Enforced by NJ Courts

by Robert E. Goldstein, Esq. A precedential ruling has been handed down by the New Jersey Supreme Court on May 3, 2016 enforcing a settlement agreement between divorced spouses that provided that alimony would terminate when the recipient of the alimony payments resided with another man, also known as “cohabitation”. In a 4-2 ruling, the …

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Terminate Child Support

When Does a Court Order to Pay Child Support Terminate?

by Robert E. Goldstein, Esq. On January 19, 2016, Governor Christie signed S-1046/A-2721 into law. This law establishes 19 as the age when a child support and/or medical support obligation will end. The new law allows for child and/or medical support to continue up to age 23 for cases in which the dependent is still …

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