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Tax Reform and NJ Divorce

[Updated for conference committee update] Each house of Congress recently passed tax reform bills and a conference committee has "compromised" on…

Custody and Relocation of One Parent

[Updated on 12/4/2017 for the NJ Supreme Court's Decision] Relocation of a child with a custodial parent is one of…

Which Professions Have the Highest and Lowest Divorce Rates?

My divorce mediation clients come from all different professions, from teachers to high-level corporate VPs.  Are there professions that have…

Custody of Pets in Divorce? Is the Tide Turning?

Pets are owned by 68% of Americans.  I've written before about how pets are treated in divorce: as property.  The…

Is a NJ Domestic Partnership Equal to Marriage?

Before civil unions, same sex couples could enter into a formal arrangement through New Jersey's Domestic Partnership (DPA) Act/law.  The…

Dealing with an Unwanted Divorce

The Unwanted Divorce In many of the divorces I mediate, it is clear to me that one party wants the…

Conflict and Divorce Quote — Norman Cousins

"Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences." -- Norman Cousins (1915 – 1990), American political journalist, author, professor, and world…

NJ Court Establishes Factors for Name Change of Transgender Minor Child

NJ Superior Court Judge Marcia L. Silva, sitting in Middlesex County, recently ruled on a case of first impression regarding…

Conflict and Divorce Quote — Eckhart Tolle

Whenever anything negative happens to you, there is a deep lesson within it, although you may not see it at…

Conflict and Divorce Quote — Ella Fitzgerald

"It isn't where you came from, it's where you're going that counts." -- Ella Fitzgerald (1917 - 1996), American Jazz…