Impact of Domestic Violence on Children in Short Hills
When someone is accused of family violence, two things can happen. Often, one party will apply for a temporary restraining order against the alleged perpetrator. However, the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) can also become involved in these types of situations and may investigate the family. Allegations of domestic abuse may also lead to required supervision for the accused person to see their children. The impact of domestic...
My Ex is Not Taking Proper COVID Precautions
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect every aspect of daily life, both the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the New Jersey court system have issued guidelines about how to minimize transmission and the associated health risks. Unfortunately, one of the biggest reasons the pandemic has persisted for so long is because some U.S. residents and officials have failed—if not outright refused—to follow these guidelines. If your...
Why Financial Infidelity Often Leads to Divorce
The term “infidelity” often brings the thought of extramarital affairs to mind. But, a romantic affair is not the only type of infidelity that can damage a marriage. Financial infidelity, or being dishonest with your spouse about your financial situation, is one of the most common causes of divorce. Here’s why: Lifestyle Differences Financial infidelity often stems from differences in the way that each spouse wants to live his or...
What to Do When Your Ex is Violating the Child Custody Order
Both parents are legally obligated to comply with child custody orders issued by the court. But, some parents refuse to fulfill this legal obligation. Failing to drop your child off with you on time, preventing you from communicating with your child, or intentionally scheduling appointments and trips during your time with your child are some of the common ways that parents violate child custody orders. If your ex-spouse is violating...
Will I Stop Receiving Alimony When I Enter A New Relationship?
During a divorce, the judge has the authority to order your spouse to pay alimony, also known as spousal support, to you. Alimony allows you to maintain the lifestyle you have grown accustomed to during your marriage. However, it rarely lasts forever. There are a number of factors that affect the length of time that alimony is paid, including the receiving party’s relationship status. If you are currently receiving alimony,...
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