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  • By: Cassandra T. Savoy, Esq.
  • Published: January 17, 2020

Contrary to popular belief, the most difficult part of getting divorced is not dividing up your assets. Instead, it is splitting up your family. In New Jersey, there are specific laws that help couples divide up the house and the 401(k) account, but when it comes to awarding custody to one parent or another, the law directs the courts to…Read More

  • By: Cassandra T. Savoy, Esq.
  • Published: January 17, 2020

Following is a list of destructive remarks that children don’t ever need to hear. If you find yourself saying words like these, stop and think about how they might affect your children. All of these remarks raise fear and anxiety, and are hurtful to your children. 1. If you don’t behave, I’ll send you to live with your father. 2.…Read More

  • By: Cassandra T. Savoy, Esq.
  • Published: January 17, 2020

In 1969, psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross published her ground-breaking book On Death and Dying. It was one of the first books ever written to help medical professionals figure out how to work with and help terminally ill patients. In the book, Kübler-Ross identifies five stages of grief that patients and their families go through: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. As…Read More

  • By: Cassandra T. Savoy, Esq.
  • Published: January 17, 2020

Your children know when their parents are not getting along. They sense the tension in their parent’s relationship. They are battling a wave of emotions including anger, fear of the present and fear of the future. So, it is important that you talk to them about a pending divorce despite the discomfort and pain that you are feeling. Talking to…Read More

  • By: Cassandra T. Savoy, Esq.
  • Published: August 2, 2017

Your ability to get alimony depends on your individual situation. Alimony is rooted in the notion that marriage is a partnership and upon marriage, each party contributes to the benefit of the other and of the marriage whether both work outside the home, or one works in the home and cares for the children. Alimony is not a punishment or…Read More

  • By: Cassandra T. Savoy, Esq.
  • Published: August 2, 2017

My wife and I have been having problems and have discussed divorce. We agreed to stay together to try to work things out. She had planned to go to California long before our problems to visit her mother. She has extended her ticket twice and will be gone a month instead of a week. Can she keep my kids in…Read More

  • By: Cassandra T. Savoy, Esq.
  • Published: August 2, 2017

Cleo and I went out for a month or so. The next thing I know, she says I am her baby’s father! Should I put my name on the birth certificate? In New Jersey, the rule is clear and certain. Parents must support their children from the day they are born until they are at least 18 years old. Therefore,…Read More

  • By: Cassandra T. Savoy, Esq.
  • Published: August 2, 2017

The very first thing you want to do is not to panic! You want to get informed about the divorce process and how it works. This website is designed to answer many of your questions about the process and how it works. Much of what you do in a divorce and how you handle a divorce depends on having information…Read More

  • By: Cassandra T. Savoy, Esq.
  • Published: August 2, 2017

Often, parties talk about being tired of the other spouses bad acts, talk about getting a divorce, when a spouse is served, he or she often had no idea that their spouse’s talk had turned into action filing a divorce complaint. Sometimes, spouses attempt to avoid being served. They refuse to answer the door; they claim to be someone else…Read More

  • By: Cassandra T. Savoy, Esq.
  • Published: August 2, 2017

You have been served with Divorce papers, your head is spinning, and you are saying to yourself, “I am reasonably intelligent. Do I really need a lawyer?” There is no legal requirement to hire a lawyer to get divorced. You can get a divorce even if neither of the parties hires a lawyer. However, a divorce is a complicated matter…Read More

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