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Posted on January 18, 2018
Laws Aimed at Promoting Shared Custody
Except for cases where the child’s health or safety are at risk because of abuse, addiction, or criminal activity from one parent, it is usually in the child’s best interest to continue to have a consistent relationship with both parents after the parents’ divorce. This is achieved through a child custody plan, known in...>> Read More
Posted on January 6, 2018
Why January is a Top Month for Divorce
January is one of the top months for divorce filings. Typically, divorce filings jump by one-third in January over December. Perhaps that is because “getting divorced” is part of at least one spouse’s New Year’s resolutions. It may also be that couples wait until January so to avoid making the holiday season even tougher...>> Read More
Posted on December 27, 2017
Extraordinary Child Support Expenses
As a parent, divorce procedures may be difficult, as steps must be taken to divide parental rights, establish co-parenting schedules, and come to an agreement regarding child support. As multiple factors may influence child support and care, including child custody agreements, determining child support totals may be a difficult procedure. This is especially true...>> Read More
Posted on December 19, 2017
Mental Illness/Addiction and Divorce
The decision to divorce is rarely easy. When issues of mental illness and/or substance abuse and addiction are factors, the decision can become more complex. Questions of ethics and morality often plague a person needing to divorce on the grounds that their spouse is not entirely of sound mind. If drugs and alcohol are...>> Read More
Posted on December 12, 2017
Advocacy Group for Deaf Domestic Violence Victims
The Deaf Advocacy Project is an advocacy group based in Lawrenceville that exists to help deaf domestic violence victims access the resources they need to leave their abusers. The project was launched by Womanspace, a New Jersey nonprofit agency that connects domestic violence and sexual abuse victims with resources to help them get the...>> Read More
Posted on December 5, 2017
New Tax Plan Imposes Divorce Tax Penalty
The recently-approved tax plan is making news for a very unexpected reason: A provision some have termed the Divorce Tax Penalty. The tax plan, spearheaded by Republicans in Congress and supported by the President, projects to increase government revenue by eight billion dollars over ten years. Touted as family friendly, the tax reform bill...>> Read More
Posted on November 27, 2017
Alimony Modification
If your financial status changes or your needs change after a divorce settlement, you may find that the financial arrangement you agreed to does not work for you anymore. When this happens, you can ask the court for a modification of your spousal support order – although it can be a difficult and challenging...>> Read More
Posted on November 22, 2017
Getting Through the Holidays After Divorce
The holiday season is especially tough on divorced families. Family traditions are disrupted, decisions regarding how to best accommodate children must be made, and feelings can get hurt. It is not uncommon to forget the specifics of a divorce agreement regarding the holidays until they arrive. Anyone wanting to get through the holidays after...>> Read More
Posted on November 16, 2017
New Standards for Relocating Children After Divorce
After a divorce, it is nearly always in a child’s best interest to maintain a consistent relationship with both of their parents. This is why parenting plans are created – to ensure that the child maintains a quality, consistent relationship with each parent in the years following their divorce. When a job opportunity, family...>> Read More
Posted on November 2, 2017
Electronic Privacy During Divorce or Separation
As Americans, our online and offline lives are almost always intertwined, affecting the way we live, work and communicate. Yet for all of the positive ways digital technology has changed our lives, it can create a host of challenges in regards to privacy, especially for individuals going through or contemplating a divorce or separation....>> Read More
Posted on October 27, 2017
Careers Associated with Higher Divorce Rates
Jobs involving late hours, long shifts, or high stress rarely provide ample work life balance and are a top contributor to growing divorce rates according to a recent study. Failed marriages are often the result of job stress that carries over into the home. The study ranked some of the top professions that contribute...>> Read More
Posted on October 24, 2017
Domestic Violence During Pregnancy
News stories of pregnant women injured and killed by their partners are sadly not uncommon. In a relationship where domestic violence is present, a partner’s pregnancy can escalate episodes of physical violence. When a pregnant woman faces violence from a partner, she is not the only party at risk of harm. The developing fetus...>> Read More
Posted on October 3, 2017
How Divorce Affects Your Government Retirement Savings Plan
As a Federal employee, a divorce or separation can affect your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Your TSP is a retirement fund and investment plan similar to a 401k. Your agency matches your contributions to the TSP which is known as the defined contribution format. TSP operates in conjunction with the Federal Employees Retirement System...>> Read More
Posted on September 28, 2017
Will I Have to Sell My Home?
When couples divorce, many important questions arise. Where the parties will live after the divorce is finalized is one of the main issues. But then the question of who is entitled to keep the home inevitably arises. How the property is divided can depend on the law in the state and also the behavior...>> Read More
Posted on September 22, 2017
Domestic Violence an Issue Across All Social Classes
Domestic violence is a serious concern in the U.S. Although some people mistakenly believe domestic violence only affects women in impoverished and minority communities, nothing could be further from the truth. Domestic violence impacts men and women of every race and socio-economic standing. In fact, among the more affluent, violent home situations are often...>> Read More
Posted on September 15, 2017
Dating After a Divorce
Some individuals never date again after they divorce while others jump right back into the dating pool. Most people fall somewhere between these two extremes, taking time to recover emotionally and financially from their divorces before they start trying to meet potential new partners. When a divorced individual decides it is time to date...>> Read More
Posted on September 7, 2017
In-laws May Contribute to Divorce, Study Finds
The notion that in-laws cause problems in marriages is long-standing. To learn whether this was truly so, a team from Cambridge University’s Center for Family Research decided to study the matter. What they found was both telling and surprising. In conducting the study, the team questioned hundreds of participants who were estranged from their...>> Read More
Posted on August 31, 2017
Back-to-School Tips for Co-Parents
Back-to-school preparations are hectic even in the best of times. As the fall approaches, it is important for co-parents to begin to prepare for the complex issue of schooling in a shared-custody environment. As a child goes back to school, it is important for them to feel support and caring from both co-parents. In...>> Read More
Posted on August 24, 2017
The Surprising Reasons Why a Child Has Difficulty Visiting Their Other Parent
Divorces can be difficult for children to process. No matter the age of the child, they have grown accustomed to a two-parent household and they expect things to remain that way. The separation of their parents may be hard on children, both mentally and emotionally. These children are not used to shuffling back and...>> Read More
Posted on August 15, 2017
Unemployment Leads to Divorce
A recent study from Harvard showed that money is still a major contributor to divorce. The study found that in heterosexual couples where the man is unemployed, the divorce rate increases exponentially. Married men that lose their jobs are 30 percent more likely to divorce within a year of termination. The Rise of Feminism...>> Read More
Posted on August 7, 2017
August is Child Support Awareness Month
August 2017 marks the 22nd anniversary of National Child Support Awareness Month, a month of recognition across all 50 states. National Child Support Awareness Month was created by former President Bill Clinton in 1995 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Child Support Enforcement Program. National Child Support Awareness Month was created to recognize...>> Read More
Posted on July 31, 2017
Keeping a Family Together After Divorce
The dissolution of a marriage is emotionally, mentally, and financially exhausting. However, the divorcing parties still need to interact with each other to finalize the divorce and raise their children. Therefore, they need to learn how to communicate effectively and move forward. Effective Communication Couples going through a divorce still have a responsibility to...>> Read More
Posted on July 24, 2017
New Jersey Child Support Statute
Individuals that pay child support need to stay up-to-date with support laws and statutes. One of the best ways to stay informed is to contact a Cherry Hill divorce lawyer. We will keep you informed of any changes in New Jersey child support laws. Recently, the New Jersey courts passed a statute regarding the...>> Read More
Posted on July 17, 2017
How to Change Child Custody in New Jersey
After divorce and child custody have been awarded, the needs of the family and children may change. One parent may need to take different job, perhaps in another location, or parents may remarry. In such situations, there may be a need to alter custody arrangements. Two Ways to Change Child Custody in New Jersey...>> Read More
Posted on July 13, 2017
Custody Options in New Jersey
As many divorces are not amicable, there can be jealousy, sadness, and often anger. In addition to hard feelings, there are a multitude of complicated legal issues for parents and the courts to manage. One of those issues, and often a very painful one for parents and children, is custody. What is Joint ‘Legal’...>> Read More
Posted on June 19, 2017
Make Summer Co-Parenting a Breeze
Summer is here, which means baseball games, ice cream, or an unforgettable trip to the Jersey Shore. Summer is a time of endless fun and freedom for your kids, but can sometimes mean more frustration and stress for couples going through a separation or divorce. The Law Offices of Richard C. Klein, LLC focus...>> Read More
Posted on June 8, 2017
Cherry Hill Divorce Lawyers: Connecting with Stepchildren
No relationship is perfect and every relationship requires effort. This is no better seen than when two people with children from previous marriages decide to wed. One of the most difficult relationships any person can form is one with stepchildren. This is so for many reasons, not the least of which involves deep-seated emotions....>> Read More
Posted on May 16, 2017
Cherry Hill Divorce Lawyers: Changing Your Name After a Divorce
A name is an integral part of a person’s identity. A name is used for establishing credit, arranging public services, paying bills, and more. Naturally, changing a name involves the legal system. Yet, changing your name after a divorce in New Jersey is not that complicated when done right. How to Change Back to...>> Read More
Posted on May 2, 2017
Cherry Hill Divorce Lawyers: Lower Marriage Rates Can be Fixed by Divorce Reform
Marriage is becoming a less common option for many individuals. The percentage of married men aged 20-39 has halved in the last 35 years. Roughly, this corresponds to about two generations. There are several possible reasons for this sharp decline since the 1970s, but the most likely one finds divorce rates to be responsible...>> Read More
Posted on April 28, 2017
Cherry Hill Divorce Lawyers Discuss Special Needs Children and Custody
Over the past 10 years or so, the child with special needs has taken front and center with regard to school, treatment and awareness. However, one area that is often overlooked by those going through divorce or separation is how the special needs of a child can impact not just custody in general, but,...>> Read More
Posted on April 27, 2017
Cherry Hill Divorce Lawyers: Baby Boomer Divorce Rates Are Rising
Divorce rates have increased within the United States over the past few decades, but one demographic has seen a significant increase in divorce rates over the last 20 years – couples over 50. Numerous factors are at play here, from changing social conventions to longer life expectancy. This phenomenon, known as “gray divorce,” has...>> Read More
Posted on April 21, 2017
Cherry Hill Divorce Lawyers: Loneliness After Divorce
After a person divorces, loneliness often sets in. This is both normal and inevitable. Being lonely following a divorce is normal because humans are social creatures. It is easy to become accustomed to having another person in our life. We become conditioned to the experience, but being alone does not mean we must be...>> Read More
Posted on April 19, 2017
Cherry Hill Divorce Lawyers Discuss Child Custody and Emotionally Impacted Parents
Child custody is determined by “the best interest of the child.” That is a highly subjective standard although we do have certain criteria set forth in our statute, one of the issues that we often see, and perhaps missed as a factor is the parent who, although loving to the child(ren) suffers from an...>> Read More
Posted on April 14, 2017
Cherry Hill Child Custody Lawyers: Tri-Custody Case
A recent custody battle resulted in a rather unique outcome for a boy and his parents, with a New York judge awarding custody to not two, but three people. A married couple struggling to conceive a child with multiple miscarriages began a polyamorous relationship with their female neighbor, who later gave birth to a...>> Read More
Posted on March 31, 2017
Cherry Hill Divorce Lawyers: Special Needs Children and Divorce Study
Divorce is often seen as a problem between two married people, but studies indicate that special needs children may contribute to the divorce rate. Although children should never be blamed for a divorce, children with special needs do place an added strain on marriage. Some partners may find that the issues arising from dealing...>> Read More
Posted on March 17, 2017
Cherry Hill Divorce Lawyer: Things to Know About Divorce and Special Needs Children
Divorce is difficult for both parents and children, but when a special needs child is involved, finding the best solution can be tricky. Families often rely on pubic programs for an array of medical and financial needs to properly care for their disabled child. Without careful planning, divorce and the resulting court-sanctioned settlements may...>> Read More
Posted on March 2, 2017
Cherry Hill Divorce Lawyers: Divorce Impact on Older Women’s Health
A recent study from the University of Arizona found that post-menopausal women who divorce or separate from their spouses tend to lose weight and experience other positive health effects when their marriages end. The study examined lifestyle factors like exercise, alcohol consumption, smoking, and weight gain in women age 50 to 79 over a...>> Read More
Posted on February 23, 2017
Cherry Hill Divorce Lawyer: Impact of Divorce on Credit
It is common knowledge that divorce can be expensive. According to a recent survey by Experian, the average American loses about $20,000 in cash and other assets as a result of divorce. Many of these expenses stem from finding a new place to live and potentially having to make payments on two dwellings at once. Other...>> Read More
Posted on January 27, 2017
Cherry Hill Divorce Lawyers: How to Handle Military Divorce
Military divorce cases require specialized knowledge and skills to navigate. Determining asset division and child custody agreements, can be more complicated for military families than it is in a typical New Jersey divorce. At the Law Offices of Richard C. Klein, our Cherry Hill divorce lawyers offer knowledgeable and experienced legal representation to help...>> Read More
Posted on January 14, 2017
Cherry Hill Divorce Lawyers: Child Abuse and Neglect During Divorce in New Jersey
The mistreatment of a child is a serious issue at any time, but during a divorce or child custody case it can be even more complicated and devastating. Child abuse occurs when a parent or guardian permits or inflicts physical, mental, or sexual injury or suffering upon a minor. Child neglect occurs when a...>> Read More
Posted on December 19, 2016
The Effect of Special Needs Children and Autism on Divorce
By, Richard C. Klein, Esquire Much has been written and discussed of late with regard to the faltering economy and the impact on couples seeking divorce. I have found in my more than thirty years of practice that while the economy has certainly been a factor, people choose to terminate a relationship regardless of...>> Read More
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