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How a Coronavirus-related Income Loss Could Affect Your Alimony and Child Support

Many people have faced a job loss or reduction in income due the coronavirus pandemic. In such a case it might be difficult for an ex-spouse paying alimony or a parent sending child support to keep up with their obligation. As these orders are based on the financial circumstances that existed at the time they Read More

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Will the U.S. See its Divorce Rate Spike After the COVID-19 Quarantine Ends?

With so many American residents stuck at home with their families, prognosticators have predicted that several months down the road, the country could experience a baby boom and a divorce deluge. Unlike a cozy blizzard that keeps you home from work for a few days, a global pandemic that triggers shelter-in-place orders spreading over multiple Read More

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The Scorched Earth Divorce/Guaranteed to Waste Money and Relationships

One would never guess what goes on behind closed doors. A well-to-do couple’s marriage came to an end. They were well-known pillars of their community, who were people of Middle Eastern heritage, who lived in exclusive towns in Southern New Jersey. The Husband was a very successful plastic surgeon. The Wife was born with a Read More

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Modification of Support during the Corona Virus Crisis

If your business or job is either permanently or temporarily affected by the Corona Virus crisis and you need a modification of support payment, either alimony or child support. We can help you at Helfand & Associates. Alimony and child support can be modified based upon a clear showing of change of circumstances. Results depend Read More

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TO VACATE OR MODIFY A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDER

A final domestic violence restraining order is granted by the court after a trial in which the Court determines by a preponderance of evidence that an act of domestic violence took place. There is no consent to restraining orders in New Jersey. The Order is granted to protect the victim and can include but not Read More

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QUESTION AND ANSWER TO SAVE FEES

Q.     How much will a divorce cost in New Jersey? A.     It is impossible to give an estimate for a litigated divorce. People have different issues: Domestic violence, custody, valuations of business, income and tax problems.  Some just can’t settle. Some attorneys and parties know how to work on settlement, others just know Read More

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Impacts of Divorce in Immigration and Naturalization

Divorce & Conditional Resident Status When an immigrant applies for permanent residence “green card” based on their marriage to a U.S. citizen, the immigrant is first granted a “conditional permanent residence” until the couple has been married for two years. Conditional permanent resident status lasts for a period of two years. Within ninety (90) days Read More

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Marriage/Domestic Partnerships/Civil Unions/Cohabitation/Palimony

ENFORCEABLE AGREEMENTS FOR COUPLES Solemnizing a relationship ensures legal rights for the parties. It offers protections and privileges that a committed couple can provide for each other. On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriage bans are unconstitutional and same sex couples can legally marry anywhere in the United States Read More

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The Law Concerning Fathers Rights When the Child is Not Yet Born

A FATHERS INFLUENCE HAS LIFELONG EFFECTS ON HIS CHILDREN. FATHERS ARE CONCERNED CAPABLE PARENTS AND MUST HAVE ADEQUATE CUSTODY AND PARENTING TIME. It is the father’s right to enjoy his children and it is his responsibility to provide guidance and attention to them. Child support is more than money payments, which alone do not meet Read More

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Fathers’ Rights in New Jersey

We represent both mother and father zealously in custody/parenting situations. The law in New Jersey is extremely favorable to dads – not a single aspect of the law is gender biased. The goal in a custody case is to achieve what is in the best interest of the child or children in the particular family. Read More

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