Grounds for Divorce Demystified

You’ve likely heard the term “Grounds For Divorce.” In the old world of divorce you had to have a reason for the divorce, and it couldn’t just be that you don’t get along anymore, or you’ve fallen out of love. As an example, here’s the list that was applicable in New Jersey: As per New Jersey Rules of Court: 2A:34-2 Causes for divorce from bond of matrimony.  a. Adultery… b. Willful and continued desertion for the term of 12 or more months… c. Extreme cruelty, which is defined as including any physical or mental cruelty which endangers the safety or health of the plaintiff or makes it improper or unreasonable to… Read More

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Ins and Outs of Staying Married for the Kids

So the love light has gone out. For whatever the reason you and your spouse are going in different directions. But you’re doing that while you’re staying together. Why? You’re staying married for the kids is a common answer. While you think this is a noble deed and you’re putting you kids first, you’re actually not doing them any favors. You may be making them just plain miserable. If this is where you are, take a good hard look at your children and see what they’re really going through. Don’t keep them in the middle. Before going any further, please understand that I would never attempt to influence anyone to… Read More

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Cut Through The Divorce Noise

You’re facing divorce noise, and you need answers. Who do you call for advice? Do you leave home or ask your husband to leave? What about the money?  Who’s going to get the house? How are you going to be able to pay for it? Will you have anything left for retirement? What will your friends and family think? How will the children be able to adjust? Will your spouse make you miserable? How can you possibly get through all this? Take a step back and start planning your Exit Strategy! There are answers to your questions and solutions for your unknowns. And you CAN cut through that proverbial divorce noise.… Read More

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12 Tips for Divorcing Parents During the Holidays

  No matter what stage of divorce you’re in, getting through the holidays with your kids could potentially be the toughest time of year. But it doesn’t have to be a time of sadness and despair. It should be a time to celebrate with friends and family, but during or after a divorce you may feel anything but merry. If you’re feeling that way, your kids will feel it twice as much, unless you prepare yourself in advance and plan for the best. So, to help you and your kids enjoy this holiday season instead of dreading it, here are 12 tips you can use today to survive your divorce… Read More

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