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Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new economic Read More

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Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation Read More

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Will COVID-19 Change the Workers’ Compensation System Forever?

Even after the worst part of the coronavirus pandemic subsides, it will likely take many years to assess the ways it has altered American society and culture. Certainly, the effects on employment and the healthcare industry will be significant, so we should expect laws to change to address those changed circumstances. Accordingly, states might be Read More

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RELOCATION WITH CHILDREN AFTER DIVORCE – In and Out of State

If a custodial parent decides to relocate after divorce to a distant location which affects parenting time, in contested cases, the best interest of the children is the factor that the Court will rely upon for making its decision. As long as both parents have legal custody, the Court treats each parent equally in regard Read More

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Responsibility

“My name is on the bank account that I accrued during the marriage so if I got divorced, my husband wouldn’t get it. She charged $40,000.00 on credit cards only in her name for stuff I never approved: fancy clothes, purses, etc. It is ruining my marriage. I want to get divorced. Shouldn’t she have Read More

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Your Divorce Attorney Should Present the Best and Worst-Case Scenarios Prior to Appearing before a Judge

In my opinion, I think this is good lawyering when you say to the client, “Look, this is your best day in court. This is your worst day in court.” It is possible to calculate what the best award is and what the worst award is that you can get from the judge because there Read More

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The New Jersey Parentage Act

Mothers and fathers have a lot to consider when they conceive a child. Sometimes a couple is in an ongoing relationship like a marriage. Very often they are not. The child might be unexpected and the couple might be estranged. These are difficult circumstances for all involved, the mother, father, and the child. Under these Read More

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Divorce in the U.S. When You Are from a Different Culture and Country

At Helfand & Associates, our experienced family law attorneys handle many divorces and family court matters for people of different cultures and nations. We have helped people/immigrants from India, various middle eastern countries, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, China, Holland, Vienna and Israel to name a few. Our office is located in Morris County. Many clients Read More

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What Does It Mean When Your Name Is on a Piece of Property or on a Debt?

People have many misconceptions about property ownership and debt. If your name is on a piece of property or a debt, the legal result is very different in Divorce Court vs. Civil Court or Bankruptcy Court. In a marriage/divorce situation in New Jersey, property acquired during the period of “coverture” – from date of marriage Read More

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Divorce – Married Taxpapers Filed Joint Tax Return – IRS – Innocent Spouse

Helfand & Associates, matrimonial attorneys at 575 Route 10 East, Suite 1, Whippany, New Jersey, can assist you with identifying issues that can provide innocent spouse relief from taxes. Usually there are lower taxes if married spouses file joint tax returns. When parties divorce, if money is owed on prior joint tax returns, both parties Read More

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