Morris County Family Attorney FAQs

Here are some videos from our family law attorneys that answer some of our frequently asked questions in our family law office in Morristown, New Jersey.

Divorce Attorney Questions

  • If somebody's decided to get a divorce, what's the first step that they should take?
  • How is executive compensation treated during a divorce settlement?
  • How long does the divorce process usually take in New Jersey?
  • What can someone do to prepare for court?
  • What advice would you give to people who are concerned about getting their fair share?
  • Do you ever give your clients a reality check when it comes to who is "at fault" or "what is fair"?
  • If someone signed a prenuptial agreement, is there any way of getting it set aside during divorce?
  • What pitfalls should someone watch out for in the divorce process?
  • Is there anything that you can suggest to help someone feeling stressed about going to court?
  • If someone signed a prenuptial agreement, is there any way of getting it set aside during divorce?

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Spousal Support And Alimony Questions

  • What are the different types of alimony available in New Jersey?
  • Does fault ever play a role in an alimony award in New Jersey?
  • If someone's situation changes, can they ask for more alimony?
  • What advice would you give to people who are concerned about getting their fair share?
  • Do you ever give your clients a reality check when it comes to who is "at fault" or "what is fair"?

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Division Of Assets In Divorce Questions

  • What are the rules regarding the division of assets during a divorce in New Jersey?
  • Where there are multiple properties, how will these be divided on divorce?
  • Will the stay-at-home spouse's contributions be rewarded during property division?
  • Does a premarital or prenuptial agreement override normal property division rules in New Jersey?
  • What's the difference between marital property and separate property in New Jersey?
  • If one spouse receives stock options from work, are they considered an asset to be divided?
  • Can mediation and collaborative law be used in high net worth cases?
  • How is executive compensation treated during a divorce settlement?
  • In cases where one spouse has a professional practice, will that practice be divided on divorce?
  • Is litigation the only way to resolve high-asset divorce cases?
  • If one spouse owns and runs a business, how can the other spouse be sure of getting a fair share?
  • How does a judge determine the amount of child support to be paid in high-asset divorce cases?
  • Will private business records become public records during a divorce?
  • If a professional with a practice is going through a divorce, what is their spouse likely to get?
  • Why is it important to pay attention to the pension during a divorce?
  • What advice would you give to people who are concerned about getting their fair share?
  • Do you ever give your clients a reality check when it comes to who is "at fault" or "what is fair"?

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Divorce Mediation And Arbitration Questions

  • How does divorce mediation work?
  • Do the mediation and collaborative processes always work or do they sometimes fail?
  • If a couple doesn't trust each other, can they still use ADR processes to settle their divorce?
  • Is it possible for a mediator to be completely neutral or will he or she take sides?
  • Can mediation and collaborative law be used in high net worth cases?
  • What kind of alternative dispute resolution options are available to divorcing people?
  • What can I do to reduce the cost of my divorce?
  • Can you say a little about the differences between mediation and arbitration?
  • Is litigation the only way to resolve high-asset divorce cases?
  • What are the advantages of using mediation to settle a divorce case?
  • What makes a couple ideal candidates for mediation or collaborative divorce?
  • How long does mediation or the collaborative divorce typically take?
  • What are the benefits of using ADR methods such as mediation, collaborative law and arbitration?
  • What is the difference between mediation, collaborative law, binding and nonbinding arbitration?
  • What is the difference between mediation and arbitration?

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Child Support Questions

  • Can one parent force the other to pay for some or all of their children's college-related costs?
  • What happens to child support if the payer dies or has to stop work because of illness or injury?
  • How is child support determined in the state of New Jersey?
  • Can a court impute to a parent for the purposes of determining child support?
  • How does a judge determine the amount of child support to be paid in high-asset divorce cases?
  • Does child support cover all expenses the children had during the marriage?
  • Do you ever give your clients a reality check when it comes to who is "at fault" or "what is fair"?

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Child Custody, Parenting Time And Visitation Questions

  • If the children split their time between two homes, is it always 50-50?
  • Can a custody agreement be changed? If so, then how?
  • Is it possible for both parents to have equal decision-making powers regarding their children?
  • What factors do New Jersey courts consider in granting custody?
  • Under what circumstances can an existing visitation or parenting schedule be changed?
  • Is there any legal reason why fathers should not be awarded custody of their children?
  • How does the court decide who gets primary parenting rights if both parents want it?
  • If parents have joint custody, can both claim the children as dependents?
  • Do you ever give your clients a reality check when it comes to who is "at fault" or "what is fair"?
  • Can the custodial parent move out of the state with the children without the other's permission?

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Personal Injury And Wrongful Death Questions

  • Are there limitations on a person's right to file a lawsuit if they get in a car accident?
  • What is the difference between a personal injury case and a workers' compensation case?
  • What happens if your employer refuses to provide benefits if you're hurt at work?
  • What types of benefits are offered in workers' compensation cases?

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Workers' Compensation Questions

  • What happens if your employer refuses to provide benefits if you're hurt at work?
  • What types of benefits are offered in workers' compensation cases?
  • What is the difference between a personal injury case and a workers' compensation case?

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Municipal Court Matters

  • Are there programs for first-time offenders in New Jersey?
  • What are the different levels of criminal offenses in New Jersey?
  • Is there anything that you can suggest to help someone feeling stressed about going to court?
  • What can someone do to prepare for court?

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