Most divorces are fraught with difficult issues and questions, especially where financial matters are involved. In my years of practicing family law focusing on men and fathers getting divorced, perhaps no question is more troublesome to clients than who is responsible for paying the bills: Everything from the mortgage or rent, utilities, credit cards and […]
“I never saw it coming,” a tearful New Jersey man confessed to me a week ago. “I thought we were doing well and then she told me she is moving out.” A surprisingly large number of men and fathers in New Jersey express shock and dismay at being told that their wife wants to get […]
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.