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Factors that guide child custody decisions in New Jersey

Posted by Jay Turnbach | Dec 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Child custody and visitation can be emotional topics during divorce. Certain guidelines are used to make child custody determinations. Parents going through the divorce process, and concerned about child custody, should be familiar with child custody factors used to determine custody. Child custo...

A family-held business will complicate a divorce

Posted by Jay Turnbach | Dec 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many New Jersey couples are involved in a family-held business. Oftentimes, one or both spouses rely on the family business for their primary source of income. Moreover, a successful business can be the most valuable asset in the family's portfolio. Because the family business is so important, a ...

How are child support obligations determined?

Posted by Jay Turnbach | Nov 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

Children in New Jersey have many needs as they grow up and its their parent's responsibility to provide for those needs. Providing for these needs cost money though. Parents are expected to provide these finances and this is true whether they are together or divorced. However, in order to ensure ...

How domestic violence affects child custody decisions

Posted by Jay Turnbach | Oct 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every family dynamic in New Jersey is different. Even families that on the surface and outside of their home may appear to be like other families are unique and others do not always understand what happens inside others homes. People also resolve their conflicts in different ways. Some may simply...

Divorce news: Cardi B and Offset grew apart

Posted by Jay Turnbach | Sep 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Divorce is a hot button issue, but in the U.S. is extremely common. And, while television shows and movies often center around explosive divorces or ones based on cheating scandals or domestic violence, divorces are not always based on such explosive reasons. In fact, often, Toms River divorces s...

Consider co-parenting after divorce

Posted by Jay Turnbach | Aug 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Spouses can try to be independent after divorce, except if they have children. Co-parenting is one method to make child custody issues easier and help the family get through a stressful time. How it works Divorced or separated parents engage in co-parenting when they cooperate on raising their ch...

What’s a Lepis motion?

Posted by Jay Turnbach | Aug 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

New Jersey family courts try hard to take a fair and equitable approach to issues like alimony and child support following a divorce. Much of the time, orders of support that are established in a divorce continue without changes for the life of the order. Sometimes, however, the parties involved ...

3 tips for handling the stress of a divorce

Posted by Jay Turnbach | Jul 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

A divorce can be stressful, and it may be frustrating, too. You have done everything you can to make it easier on yourself, but the reality is that you're still separating from your partner of many years. As you go through your divorce, there are a few things you can remember to make things easie...

Is it time to file for a divorce?

Posted by Jay Turnbach | Jul 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

You haven't enjoyed your time with your husband lately. He has been coming home late, and you're sure that the scent of perfume you smelled was not from “sitting too close to a co-worker during a meeting.” You're ready to consider filing for a divorce because of various issues you've had together...

Stepparent adoption can be incredibly meaningful

Posted by Jay Turnbach | Jun 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

When people consider stepparent adoptions, they're often thinking about legal rights. Maybe the stepparent wants to make sure that they'll get the kids if anything happens to the biological parent. Maybe they're just making sure that they can make medical decisions or see the children if they go ...

Can you use split custody after divorce?

Posted by Jay Turnbach | Jun 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

You have two children and your spouse just told you that they want a divorce. You know that you need to divide custody of the children. Rather than picking times when both children will live with you or with your ex, should you consider splitting the kids up between households? This is known as s...

Are lottery winnings marital property?

Posted by Jay Turnbach | Jun 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

You're bored at work one day and you get a social media ad for lottery tickets. You decide you might as well play, you buy the tickets and you don't think about them again until the drawing. Then you check your numbers and you're stunned to see that you won.  You have been wanting to get divorced...

The warning signs of domestic violence

Posted by Jay Turnbach | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Could you be the victim of domestic abuse without realizing it? Could your spouse be edging toward actual physical violence? Domestic violence isn't always as simple (or as obvious) as one spouse shoving another into a wall or raising their fists in anger. In fact, the precursors to physical viol...

Non-neurotypical children have unique needs in custody

Posted by Jay Turnbach | May 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

The majority of child custody cases in this country have to do with neurotypical children, which can make it difficult for the parents of a child who doesn't fall into that category to develop a parenting plan that puts the child's needs first. Parents who have a child on the autism spectrum face...

Can your spouse deny a divorce?

Posted by Jay Turnbach | Apr 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

You ask your spouse for a divorce, and they tell you that they're not getting divorced. They don't believe in it. If you bring them divorce papers, they tell you they're not going to sign them. Then they look at you as if that decides it. Does it? Not at all. Divorce is not something that takes t...

Divorce is tied to your age when you get married

Posted by Jay Turnbach | Apr 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Some couples can get married at 18 and make it last for life. Others can put off getting married until they are in their 50s, and that can last, too. But it's important to note that those types of marriages have higher divorce rates. As it turns out, the age you are when you get married plays a b...

Tips for telling your children about your divorce

Posted by Jay Turnbach | Apr 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

Parents who divorce have to tell their children about the major life change that's happening. This isn't always easy because of the raw emotions that come with the situation. Even though it might be difficult for you and your ex, it is best to tell the children together so that they can see you'r...

Compromising may help make divorce easier

Posted by Jay Turnbach | Mar 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

People often look at divorce as something with two opposing sides. Both they and their spouse are trying to “win” the divorce. They may do it for emotional reasons and out of spite. They can get so caught up attempting to win that they make mistakes or make the divorce far harder than it needed t...

Manage your emotions for a better outcome during divorce

Posted by Jay Turnbach | Mar 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

The reality during a divorce is that you're probably upset in some way. You could be frustrated or guilty. You might feel tired or exhausted thinking about everything that you've been through and what you still need to do. It's normal to feel this way and to feel emotional about what's going on. ...

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