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  • How to Enforce a Child Support Order in New Jersey

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 11-Sep-2017

    Financial support of a child is the responsibility of both parents, whether married or divorced. If the parents are divorced, however, the judge will most likely enter an order regarding the amount of child support due and from which parent. When a judge enters an order, it is expected to be followed. Unfortunately that is not always the case. When child support orders are ignored, the other party ...
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  • Types of Alimony in a New Jersey Divorce

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 1-Sep-2017

    In New Jersey, there are several forms of alimony. These different types are usually awarded under different circumstances. New Jersey divorce courts recognize that not all divorces are the same, and will determine the type and amount of alimony based on the individual divorce case. Here are the different types of alimony in New Jersey. Temporary Alimony Also known as pendent lite, temporary ...
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  • Moskowitz Law Group, LLC Offers Divorce Services in Hebrew

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 25-Aug-2017

    Our firm is pleased to share that we offer divorce services in Hebrew. Our founding partner, Attorney Galit Moskowitz, is a fluent speaker of Hebrew and has practiced exclusively in the area of family law for more than 11 years. She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and in New York, and can offer residents of these states compassionate, experienced legal representation. Galit Moskowitz ...
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  • When is a Divorce Actually Final?

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 10-Aug-2017

    Due to all the legal ramifications and tax considerations that surround being both married and divorced, it is crucial that you and your spouse both understand when your divorce is finalized. Sometimes when two spouses each sign the divorce paperwork, they are considered “officially” divorce but this is really just a title. The state will only really care and make its own necessary ...
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  • 8 Tips for Effective Summertime Co-Parenting

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 9-Aug-2017

    Co-parenting your children after a divorce can be difficult for parents, but it is often the best choice for children. It can be difficult to manage parenting arrangements once summer comes and the kids are no longer in school. Even the most comprehensive parenting plans may need some tweaking once the school year ends. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your time with your children ...
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  • What Happens at an Uncontested Divorce Hearing?

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 3-Aug-2017

    Not every divorce has to be fights, arguments, and heated legal battles. In fact, many open and close without a hitch due to both divorcees knowing what they want from the divorce and what is reasonable. When there are no disputes over an important aspect of the divorce agreement, such as child support or the division of assets and debt, it is known as an uncontested divorce. For divorcees, ...
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  • How Much Child Support Do You Pay for One Child?

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 27-Jul-2017

    As part of a divorce involving two parents, the court is going to establish child support payments. Due to the court’s own rules that require it to consider the best interests of the child first and foremost, there is really no way to get around child support. The question is therefore not whether someone will have to pay child support, but instead, “How much child support will be paid ...
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  • How to Prevent International Parental Child Abduction

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 14-Jul-2017

    International parental child abduction occurs when a parent takes their child out of the country without properly notifying the other parent to gain full approval. It often follows a divorce or contested divorce that did not end on amicable terms. In order to try to “get back” at the other parent, a jaded parent may decide to violate child custody rules and abruptly flee the country, ...
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  • How Does Domestic Violence Change the Divorce Process?

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 6-Jul-2017

    How Does Domestic Violence Change the Divorce Process? Domestic violence affects hundreds of men and women across the country each year, and it is no surprise it is the basis of many divorces. If you are a victim of domestic violence from your spouse and are seeking a divorce from this person, you may be wondering how the presence of domestic violence affects the entire divorce process. While ...
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  • Protecting Yourself Financially During a Divorce

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 28-Jun-2017

    Divorces are incredibly draining for all involved, both emotionally and financially. Protecting yourself financially is essential during a divorce, because you are going to experience many lifestyle changes throughout this process. Many people are unprepared for the shock of suddenly going from a dual-income household to just one, which is why the post-divorce adjustment can be very difficult for ...
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  • Three Reasons Why You Should Have Already Made a Prenuptial Agreement

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 6-Jun-2017

    Prenuptial agreements tend to have a negative reputation among those soon to be wed. Many people are led to believe that if you want to make a prenup, you are basically betting on your divorce failing sooner or later. Indeed, if you approach the idea of drafting a prenup incorrectly, it could potentially upset your fiancé(e) and jeopardize your wedding plans. But this is not to say in the ...
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  • Obtaining Custody Modifications

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 30-May-2017

    There’s one thing that’s almost certain about life: circumstances will change, and possibly change fairly frequently. This means that a divorce agreement which was carefully crafted and fair when it was signed most likely won’t stay that way over time. Fortunately, the terms of your divorce agreement are not set in stone and can be modified later to ensure they remain effective ...
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  • What's Yours is Mine: How New Jersey Sees Marital Assets in Divorce

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 23-May-2017

    To complete your divorce in New Jersey, you and your spouse are going to have to agree upon – or fight it out over – a great many things. Perhaps none will be as stressful as deciding asset and debt division. Few people are willing to give up pieces of property they hold dear or that are of certain value, but marital assets have to go to one person or another eventually. What is ...
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  • Divorcing an Abusive Spouse

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 18-May-2017

    Spousal abuse is an unfortunate and far-too-common problem in some homes. Whether you or your children are suffering from emotional or physical abuse, it’s pivotal you seek safety as soon as possible protect yourself and your family from further harm as well as begin the divorce and prosecution process. Domestic violence is a criminal offense in the state of New Jersey, as well as grounds to ...
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  • What Happens If I Can't Pay My Child Support Obligation?

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 16-May-2017

    Raising a child is going to be expensive, no matter how your finances look. Monetary strain can be exasperated after a divorce. It is highly likely that monthly child support obligations will be established, paid by the spouse that generally makes more income to the other spouse that has also obtained primary child custody rights. However, when child support is established as part of a divorce, it ...
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