New Jersey Family Law Blog

  • What is the Difference Between Divorce & Annulment?

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 13-Feb-2017

    When it comes to ending a marriage, there are two possible choices: divorce and annulment. Most people are familiar with how divorce works, but annulment is much less clear. In this blog, we will clarify the differences so that you have a better picture of what your options are for ending a marriage in New Jersey. In a divorce, a legally recognized marriage is dissolved before the death of either ...
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  • Why a DIY (Do It Yourself) Divorce May Be A Bad Idea

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

    Going through a divorce is never easy, even if the split is considered amicable. With so many issues to be decided, including property division, child custody and support, spousal maintenance, and more, things can quickly become overwhelming for those who are not familiar with their state’s divorce laws or how the process works. Combined with the numerous emotional and financial burdens that ...
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  • Do I Have To Separate Before Filing For Divorce?

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 8-Feb-2017

    The last thing that a couple ready to divorce wants to hear is that they have to endure a period of mandatory legal separation before their marriage can be dissolved. Whereas this was once a requirement in New Jersey, this is thankfully no longer the case. Now, a spouse can file for divorce on the no-fault ground of “irreconcilable differences” and can proceed without having to wait. ...
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  • Divorce 101: Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes

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

    Divorces are always difficult and stressful. Here we discuss 3 common mistakes that we see those going through a divorce make. Let us handle the legal issues so you can manage your life, call (201) 419-6223 for a free case evaluation. 1: Trying to do it all! Life will continue during your divorce. You will still have to go work, manage your house and family, and take care of yourself. You must ...
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  • How to Enjoy the Holidays While Initiating Divorce

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 2-Dec-2016

    Whether the decision to file for divorce stems from irreconcilable disagreements, extramarital affairs, emotional abuse, or for any other reason, the process is often emotionally taxing and can be even more difficult to deal with during the holiday season. Because our legal team of Bergen County divorce lawyers would like you to enjoy the holidays free of stress, we have listed helpful tips to ...
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  • Three Ways To Change A Parenting Plan As Kids Get Older: What Types Of Activities Are Appropriate

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 28-Nov-2016

    When a couple gets divorced the Court puts certain guidelines in place for things like property distribution, division of debt, child custody, and visitation for a non-custodial parent. If your children are younger when you split, your parenting plan has to change as your kids get older. The types of activities, and the rules and boundaries both parents put in place need to be reviewed as ...
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  • 3 Tips to Cope with Divorce During Thanksgiving

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 4-Nov-2016

    For most people, the Thanksgiving holiday is a time to be with family and to give thanks. Unfortunately, for individuals moving through the divorce process, this time of year can be emotionally draining. Because our Bergen County lawyers understand the holiday season can be difficult following divorce, we have listed three tips to help recently divorced individuals enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. ...
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  • Factors Divorced Parents Should Consider Prior to Halloween

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 26-Oct-2016

    As many already know, the end of the year is busy with holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, many individuals forget that Halloween is actually the unofficial start of the holiday season. Because Halloween is a holiday that is not often addressed in divorce decrees, divorced couples who share children must work together in order to decide who will care for and trick-or-treat with ...
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  • Can the Timing of Your Divorce Affect Your Social Security Benefits?

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 19-Oct-2016

    An individual that is eligible for Social Security benefits can obtain benefits in the event that he/she or her spouse files for divorce. Below are two different calculations used to determine the amount the spouse can recover: A calculation based on 100% of his or her earned benefit amount A calculation based on 50% of his or her ex-spouse’s earned benefit sum. This option is only provided ...
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  • What Am I Entitled To in a Divorce Settlement?

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 12-Oct-2016

    Divorce is a stressful experience in many ways – mentally, emotionally, and financially. One of the most difficult and contentious aspects of divorce is the division of assets. Many people are unaware of what they are entitled to in a divorce settlement, and what they may have to give up. Unfortunately, not knowing how state divorce law will affect you can result in an unfavorable outcome. ...
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  • Grey Divorce & the Factors You May Have to Consider

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 6-Oct-2016

    In most cases, when two people decide to file for divorce, they move through a process of mental, physical, and emotional detachment. While each spouse will have to move through these phases, they must also consider various legal matters such as the division of assets and property. In grey divorce, which occurs when two people over the age of 50 file for divorce, legal matters can be highly ...
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  • Calculating Child Support in New Jersey

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 27-Sep-2016

    Calculating child support following a divorce or otherwise can be a complex undertaking, but it is also an important component of your financial well-being. There are several factors taken into consideration during this process, some of which are the same in every case and some of which may be unique to your particular situation. In order to ensure child support awarded in your case is accurate, ...
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  • What Rights Do Grandparents Have?

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 8-Sep-2016

    When a couple splits, there may be family members other than the parents who want to maintain a relationship with the children. Aunts, uncles, siblings, and grandparents all play an important role in a child's life. Unfortunately, visitation with extended family is often significantly cut back when parents are no longer together. The group of people that most often feel this impact are ...
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  • Can My Cell Phone Be Used Against Me In My Divorce?

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 1-Sep-2016

    Today’s technology is so advanced that carrying a cell phone is almost like carrying around a super computer. The memory capability of even an average cell phone is great. Everything from text messages, to emails, to the applications you access can be called up at a moment’s notice. This is reason enough to keep information off of your cell phone that you would prefer to keep private. ...
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  • 4 Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Divorce Case

    Posted By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC || 22-Aug-2016

    There is nothing worse than having the best of intentions, but getting less than desirable results. For instance, you may want to lose 10 pounds, but have a hard time resisting an after dinner sweet. Or, you might have a presentation to give at work, but instead of spending the time preparing, you occupy your time watching TV. In order to get to results that work, you have to put in the work. This ...
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