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Transgender Name Changes for Children in New Jersey

By Nancianne M. Aydelotte In Sacklow v. Betts, the first case of its kind in the state, a New Jersey Superior Court judge permitted a 16-year-old transgender individual to legally change his name from Veronica to Trevor. Initially a hearing was held due to the fact that Trevor’s parents disagreed on whether he should be […]

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What to Know If You Plan to Divorce in New Jersey

Divorce is never easy, but armed with the right knowledge, the path to a divorce that benefits both parties will help you transition from a troubled marriage to a brighter future. Although a family lawyer plays a crucial role in helping to formalize your divorce proceedings and work out important details, there are steps you […]

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Financial Abuse

Spousal abuse can vary in form and can range from physical violence and emotional assault to financial abuse. While finances can be a tricky situation for any couple, financial abuse is very common and can be harder to spot than other types of abuse. However, the imbalance of power it creates is no less devastating […]

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How Domestic Violence Affects Divorce

Domestic violence is an unfortunate reality for millions of families across the country. According to the latest data from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), one in three women and one in four men have been physically abused by a partner. Domestic violence not only leaves physical scars, but severely impacts the victim’s emotional […]

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Types of Infidelity

Infidelity in a marriage – by someone with whom you have built the foundation of your adult life and family – can be devastating. Infidelity is a lack of loyalty, and that can come in many forms beyond sexual unfaithfulness. When trust is broken, it can lead to the fracturing of a marriage and family, […]

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Jennifer Hudson Splits With Fiancé, Files Protective Order Against Him

Oscar-winner and former American Idol contestant, Jennifer Hudson, split with her fiancé, former pro wrestler David Otunga, after 10 years together. While breaking off the engagement, Hudson filed a protective order against Otunga to protect herself and their 8-year-old son. Otunga’s attorney insists that the allegations of abuse are false and unfounded. Even when a […]

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Spying on Your Spouse

During this time of rapidly evolving technology, there are many ways to spy on someone electronically. When a husband or a wife suspects their spouse of cheating, they often turn to cell phone records, text messages, and so on to validate their fears or desire for a divorce. But spying on a spouse – or […]

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Forgiveness in Divorce (In Life)

by Kelli M. Martone, Esquire The healthiest person is the one that forgives, as the failure to forgive does nothing but hold us back and result in our minds functioning from a place of anger. Therefore, in divorce, which can be one of the most painful experiences of a person’s life and one in which […]

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Preparing Financially for Divorce

Divorce has the potential to be financially devastating. The lifestyle you once knew may be turned upside down. And even the most amicable couples can turn against each other when it comes to the finances and other matters in a divorce. For these reasons and more, it is critical prepare yourself financially if divorce is […]

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Drug Testing & Child Custody

Drug abuse allegations are serious, especially during an ongoing custody dispute. If a parent is concerned that their former spouse is abusing drugs, they should address their concerns with the courts. Once accusations of drug abuse surfaces, the court will takes steps to protect children and help the user with rehabilitation. Concerned parents must first […]

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