For most men and fathers starting the divorce process in New Jersey, the impact on their tax returns next April of leaving their spouse is likely to be one of the last things on their mind. In a way, it stands to reason that a more pressing matter would be custody and visitation schedules regarding […]
During the nearly-quarter century I have been a divorce lawyer for men and fathers in New Jersey, I’ve had clients ask me questions or make statements based on faulty or incomplete information that they found online, or because of something a friend told them.
From time to time, I tell a new client that there are some things in their life they do not need to disclose in a divorce if their wife doesn’t know about them. An extra-marital affair is an example. But one thing I tell every client regardless of the reasons behind the breakdown of a marriage: Do not ever try hiding income or assets during the divorce process.
Here’s a rule that is simple and easy to follow if you are a man or father getting a divorce in New Jersey: Don’t put anything on social media, dash out in a text or say in an email that you do not want to see used against you during settlement negotiations or introduced as evidence if your case ends up in court.
In New Jersey, the vast majority of divorces we handle for men and fathers are settled long before a trial date is even scheduled. For the most part, family court judges favor couples who settle issues over custody, child and spousal support, and an equitable division of property or other marital assets. As family law […]