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Family law allows father and son to keep siblings together

It can sometimes be difficult for siblings who are up for adoption or who are in the foster care system to remain together, as many New Jersey residents may know. This is especially true for families with a large number of siblings. A father and his son recently decided to seek help from a family law attorney in an effort to keep a group of nine siblings together. 

Family law: Film stars Rebecca Gayheart, Eric Dane to divorce

There are many reasons that couples give when they decide to divorce. Celebrity marriages, in particular, are notorious for ending in dramatic fashion. However, some New Jersey residents and others who are not familiar with family law might be surprised to find that many marriages, including a number of celebrity marriages, end for what seems to be no specific reason. 

Briana Renee files family law suit against husband

New Jersey residents know that the lives of celebrities are often exaggerated to extremes. However, there are times where such exaggerations are not necessary. Briana Renee of Little Women: LA has recently filed a family law suit against her husband, Matt Grundhoffer. In this suit, she is seeking not only a divorce but also spousal and child support. 

Deployed soldier's family law case takes to social media

There are military families in every state, including New Jersey, that are familiar with the struggles associated with raising children while one parent is deployed overseas. These families don't always get to spend every holiday and birthday together, but many try to make the time they do have together count. Unfortunately, there are a number of soldiers who have run into family law problems while they are deployed. Some have had their spouses file for divorce, and others have lost custody of their children. One soldier and his wife have taken their child custody case to social media hoping to find help.

Single men and family law

It is a slowly growing trend across the nation, including New Jersey, for single men to adopt children. Most attorneys who have experience in family law know that it is more common for married couples to adopt, but it is not unheard of for an unmarried person to adopt as well. One teacher has chosen to adopt a ten-year-old boy who had previously been bounced between multiple foster homes.

Family law: Why do marriages end in divorce?

The high number of divorces in New Jersey and elsewhere is an indication that it takes a lot of hard work for two different individuals to combine their lives and become one. Regardless of how in love they were before they got married, differences will become evident sooner or later. Psychotherapists and other family law authorities say it is the manner in which couples deal with those differences that determine whether their marriages will stand the test of time.

Marital descriptions that may hint toward future divorce

Are you one of many in New Jersey who tend to seek scientific verification of any type of hypothesis or conjecture before you will believe it? Let's take marriage, for instance; if you were to learn that there is a new, scientific study that reveals how to divorce-proof your marriage, would you stop what you were doing to access the nearest copy? Scientific proof is useful concerning research and debate; however, even the most thorough study can't full-proof a marriage.

Family law: What is the effect of alimony on tax returns?

Divorced individuals in New Jersey may have questions about the spousal support (also known as alimony) they are ordered to pay. Confusion often arises between child support and alimony when it comes to taxes. Family law determines whether a payment qualifies as spousal support, and income tax laws determine whether it is deductible.

Family law - is an uncontested divorce as easy as it sounds?

When a New Jersey couple decides to put an end to their marriage, they will have two options. Family law allows couples to file uncontested or contested divorces. More and more people choose to avoid litigation and instead try to negotiate their own settlement agreements.

Family law: Staying together for the kids may not benefit them

There will likely always be parents in New Jersey and other states whose relationships with each other have deteriorated entirely, but they choose to remain together for the sake of the children. They might be unaware of recent international studies that confirm the findings of a 2012 American family law study. The consensus is that most children are not damaged by the divorce but rather by living in households where animosity is ever-present. In certain circumstances, children are better off after their parent's divorce.

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