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.
Without a doubt, no-fault divorce laws made ending a marriage for men and fathers in New Jersey simpler, less soul-crushing and often much less expensive then when somebody had to have their fault proven to a judge. While there remain grounds for assigning fault, they are difficult – and, often, painful to prove so it’s natural […]
When a man or a father in New Jersey is going through a divorce, there are a myriad number of things they are thinking about: Custody, spousal support, dividing assets equitably, what to do about the marital home. What often gets overlooked in the process are the tax consequences and the options available for you […]