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Category Archives: Divorce

Just How Ironclad Is Your Prenuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial agreements are intended to protect a person from losing a disproportionate amount of wealth to a spouse in a divorce. They can also be used to provide other protection and make the divorce process proceed more smoothly when numerous assets are involved. Once seen as a symbol of distrust between engaged couples, prenuptial agreements […]

How Does Collaborative Divorce Work?

Collaborative law is often the best alternative for spouses who have chosen to end their marriage without acrimony on either side. If you and your future ex-spouse are ready, willing and able to face each other and talk through even the most difficult issues, such as child custody and division of marital assets, then this […]

Significant Changes to New York Alimony Laws Proposed

Divorce law, like other forms of law, does not remain stagnant. Over time, legislation is proposed that changes how divorce and its related issues —child support, visitation, asset division and such —should be handled. If you are considering a divorce, it is important that you and your attorney stay abreast of these changes. A change […]

What is Pendente Lite?

If you are going through a divorce, you may hear the term pendente lite used in relation to your case. Pendente lite (Latin for awaiting the litigation) applies to motions for court orders, which would remain in effect temporarily. The intended purpose is to maintain your and your children’s pre-divorce living situation and standard of […]

5 Tips for Researching a Divorce Attorney

If you are searching for an attorney to represent you in your divorce, you may be overwhelmed by choices and tempted to choose someone without doing enough research. However, before you select the wrong counsel and suffer the consequences of inadequate representation, review the following tips: Talk to someone you trust. Divorce is a common […]

Relocation Issues

When the custodial parent of a child wishes to relocate, many factors must be considered by the court to determine if the move is in the best interests of the child. Moving a child to a new state or city can change his or her relationship with the non-custodial parent, aunts, uncles, other extended family […]

Family Law Attorneys of Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP Open New Office in Warren, New Jersey

The boutique family law firm of opens a new office to better serve its family law clients in the Northern and Central New Jersey area. The law firm of announces it has opened a new office to serve its family law clients in the Warren, New Jersey area. The new office is located at 7 […]

How Long Will My Divorce Take?

Regardless of whether you are facing or initiating a divorce proceeding, you want to know how long your case will take and when you will be able to move on with your life. However, as any divorce lawyer can explain to you, the time it takes to finalize a divorce varies on a case-by-case basis. […]

What is Important When Choosing a Divorce Attorney?

Whether your marriage has come to end suddenly or over the course of many years, the smartest decision you can make is to hire a skilled attorney. However, divorce is an emotionally trying event, and as such, knowing which lawyer is right for you can sometimes be difficult. Even if you and your spouse are […]

How Important is it to Choose an Attorney Who Specializes in Divorce?

You’ve tried to save your marriage, but to no avail. Now it’s time to part ways with your spouse and move on with your life. While you may understand you need a lawyer, you may not realize that you need an attorney who specializes in divorce. Many people think any lawyer can handle any legal […]


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