family law Archives

Spousal support could be the right choice for you

One question that a lot of people have when they begin a divorce is, "Should I be seeking alimony?" Alimony, which is also known as spousal support, can be a wonderful way to support yourself if you're trying to get back into a career after years of staying home. It can be a good support for men or women who are the lesser-earning spouses in marriages that are breaking down.

Can you foster or adopt in New Jersey?

Adoption is one way to grow your family and help you feel complete as a parent. If you and your spouse, or if you on your own, would like to adopt, it is a complex process. You may have many questions and concerns, which is why it's advisable to work with someone familiar with the state laws.

Divorce and relationships: Help your children cope with changes

In a family, there are always many different dynamics in play. The children may be learning to cope at school or with new friendships. The adults who may not be getting along well. The dynamics between the parents and children may also be complicated.

Why work with a family law attorney?

With divorces and problems within a family, you may think that the majority can be handled on your own. However, if you're not confident in your understanding of the law, it's always going to be better to work with an attorney. A family law attorney is educated in family law, divorce, adoption and other issues families may deal with.

Take steps to help your kids through a divorce move

Your family is important to you, which is why it's no surprise that you want to make sure your children cope well with divorce. You and your spouse argue about many things, but one thing you can agree on is that your children have to come first. Their health and safety is important to you, and you don't want to see them suffering as a result of your actions.

When should your kids visit your ex's family?

It can be hard to handle going through a divorce when you have children. One of the things you may have to deal with is continued contact with the other side of the family. Even if you and your spouse no longer get along, his or her family is still related to your children and is likely to play a role in their lives.

What you should know and do before taking your kids on vacation

If you're a divorced parent who's making plans to take your kids on vacation somewhere other than the Jersey Shore this summer, it's a good idea to review your custody and visitation agreement. Does it prohibit you or your co-parent from taking the kids out of state without the other's written consent? You may not remember that you and your spouse put that provision in place back when you first divorced and didn't have a lot of mutual trust.

Wendy Williams and husband's split continues to make headlines

Wendy Williams has become more famous lately for her tumultuous personal life than her popular television show. Much of that tumult revolves around her marriage and impending divorce. The New Jersey native, who was born in Asbury Park and raised in Ocean Township, shared a mansion in Livingston with her now-estranged husband, Kevin Hunter. The two have been married for 22 years.

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