Everyone has an estate, even those who do not consider themselves wealthy. An estate is comprised of anything someone owns including their home, vehicle, bank accounts, life insurance policies and other personal possessions like jewelry. Estate planning is the process of determining what will be given to who (individuals and organizations), when an untimely death occurs. Top family law attorneys emphasize the critical nature of estate planning. Here are some of the most common questions they receive regarding this topic.
Divorce benefits no one … it leaves heartbreak in its wake, usually after a long and acrimonious journey from filing the Complaint for Divorce, until the final divorce decree. On that day the divorce is final, there is often a look back at “what went wrong?” And, most of know that divorce usually leaves its mark on the child or children of a divorced couple. Though the parties’ attorneys may make their recommendations to the judge about child custody, the […]
A family law attorney hears it all during the course of his or her business day, not to mention legal career. There are tales of estrangement, trial separation – then the eventual gloom and doom of facing the real relationship reality and divorce is the best option and the next step. As the case wends its way through the court system, the once-happy couple now seize the opportunity to hurl hurtful barbs at one another. There are happy occasions taking […]
Prenuptial agreements are often the butt of many jokes. Stand-up comedians never lack fodder for their routines when this is the topic. But, though we might chuckle and get a laugh over the idea of a rich old codger marrying a woman less than half his age, or, the wrinkly old woman marrying her pool boy, these are real stories that happen every day. Unfortunately, though family members may try to dissuade the union, it happens anyway, AFTER a prenuptial […]
Choosing a family law attorney can be a difficult task that we all must face at one time or another. However, it is important to remember that a family law attorney does much more than help with divorce proceedings. They may assist setting up a trust fund, a living will or help get any number of legal documents in order. NJ family law attorneys help protect both families and assets. Even though selecting one seems like an arduous task, there […]