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September 2014 Archives

New laws may impact a high-asset divorce in New Jersey

Alimony is essentially financial support for one spouse after a divorce. The timeline and amount of alimony that a person may be ordered to pay can be a financial obligation that goes on for decades. As society has changed and both sexes are in the workforce and able to be financially sound on their own, outdated alimony laws are being reviewed in New Jersey and other states. New Jersey has recently updated the law, and anyone involved in a high-asset divorce may want to learn about the changes.

Single parents, avoid certain behaviors online

Over the past several years, more and more people have chosen to become connected via social media. Adults of all ages now regularly Tweet, use Facebook, network on LinkedIn and browse various Internet dating sites. Social media is often an easy and accessible way to remain social, even if you are a single parent and have little time to fully develop your social life. However, it is important that if you use social media sites that you keep certain tips in mind. Failure to do so could compromise your child custody arrangements.

Living together? Time to think about a prenuptial agreement

If you and your romantic partner have decided to live together, now is the time to start thinking about what your values and priorities are when it comes to drafting a prenuptial agreement. “Wait a minute!” you may be saying. “My partner and I aren’t even thinking about getting married yet. Why should we be thinking about what we would want out of prenuptial agreements?”