Author: Donahue, Hagan, Klein & Weisberg, LLC
The traditional litigation process often encourages parties to take a “win-lose” approach to divorce. Every divorce is different, but before pursuing litigation, everyone should consider the benefits mediation can offer.
When filing for divorce, a party must identify the underlying basis, known as a cause of action, to justify why he/she is entitled to a divorce. These causes of action include both “fault” and “no fault” grounds. Historically, the only “no fault” cause of action was eighteen months separation, while the “fault” based actions included […]
This is the first published decision by a court clarifying the New Jersey Legislature’s amendments to the alimony
statute addressing the modification of alimony when an obligor retires.
As painful as divorce is emotionally, the financial aspects can be just as traumatic as the parties face uncertainty regarding their economic situation. Alimony or spousal support is hotly contested in many divorces especially since judges have substantial discretion in awarding it. Similarly, how money, property and debts will be split in equitable distribution is […]
Parents are often understandably afraid of losing custody or control over their children’s lives. The emotional and financial implications of divorce on children means child support and custody discussions are particularly stressful and difficult. There is also added uncertainty because judges get to weigh in and decide what is in the best interests of the […]