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The Value of Post-Nuptial Agreements

Many people are familiar with prenuptial agreements. These are the agreements that engaged couples sign before they marry that state how their assets will be divided in the event of their divorce. Often, they also include statements about how each partner’s assets will be divided in the event of their passing. This is an especially […]

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South Jersey Magazine Selects Haddonfield Divorce Lawyer Kelli Martone as “Leading Lady”

South Jersey Magazine has selected Kelli Martone of Kearney, Burns & Martone as a “Leading Lady.” The “Leading Ladies” section recognizes professional women in South Jersey who are making a difference in their communities. As a lawyer, Kelli dedicates herself to all matrimonial law matters, particularly those related to divorce, domestic violence, and custody issues. […]

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Gray Divorce and Retirement

Planning and saving for retirement as a married couple can be tough. Deciding where to place retirement funds, deciding how much is needed to last, and planning the right home in which to retire are just some of the things couples must decide together. Planning for divorce is seldom factored into these plans. For good […]

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Actor Ryan Phillippe Accused of Domestic Violence by Ex

By Kelli Martone The actor Ryan Phillippe’s ex-girlfriend, Elsie Hewitt, filed a civil lawsuit against him in court on Monday, accusing him of domestic violence. On July 4, the alleged attack took place after Phillippe left a party because he claimed that the 21-year-old model was ignoring him. She went to his home that same […]

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Careers Linked to High Divorce Rates Among Young People

For most people, family and work are the two most central aspects of life. Therefore, it is no surprise that one can influence the other. Studies have found that careers can have a major effect on divorce rates, with certain occupations having a notably higher rate of divorce by age 30 than others. Frequently, demanding […]

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Back to School Advice for Co-Parents

With the new school year comes an often-confusing mix of emotions. Children and parents may be both excited for and dreading the school year in equal measure. Adjustments can be exciting and stressful in many different ways. The complexities of an adjustment to school routine can become more difficult in a co-parenting situation or on […]

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Survey Shows NJ Counties with Lowest Marriage Rates

By Kelli Martone A new survey shows the ten counties in New Jersey with the lowest marriage rates. Nearly 65 percent of New Jersey households contain a married couple, which is ten percent higher than the country’s average, but there are still areas in the state that claim low marriage rates. Gloucester County ranked second […]

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Shared Parenting is Best for Children’s Health

Parents naturally want the best for their children, but after a divorce, deciding the best way to raise them can be a challenge. At one time, the consensus was that children should live with the mother, as if fathers were expendable. Psychology research strongly indicates this is not the case. In studies funded by the […]

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NJ Supreme Court Overturns Child Relocation Standards

By Kelli Martone On August 8, a New Jersey Supreme Court judge overturned a 16-year-old precedent during a court case that involved a custodial parent’s wish to relocate her children to another state. The precedent determined whether custodial parents would be permitted to relocate a child to another state even if the other parent protested […]

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Fighting Parents Are Worse Than Divorce

Most parents know that divorce harms their children. Many parents seeking divorce try to make the separation as amicable as possible. Yet, research from the University of York, in Heslington, UK indicates that divorce alone does not account for the learning difficulties many children experience. The study examined 19,000 children and found surprising results. Both […]

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