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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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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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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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