The title of this post may seem a little odd because I’m talking about a negative when people are usually looking for how to become successful with something. First, it’s very important to know that you probably will not get sole custody of your child during your divorce or custody case. Now, I’m asked this question all the time from potential clients asking for sole custody. … [Read more...] about How To: Understand Why You Can’t Get Sole Custody
I get it. It’s not pleasant to be trapped in a failing or bad marriage. But it must be a living hell to be stuck at home in a disintegrating relationship while the stay-at-home orders remain in effect in New Jersey. A client who had begun his divorce process prior to the onset of the pandemic was meeting with me in our Virtual Law Office when he said almost as an aside, “I … [Read more...] about Will COVID-19 Lockdowns Result in More New Jersey Men and Fathers Filing for Divorce?
Except in rare circumstances, most of the men and fathers in New Jersey I’ve represented in their divorce over the years feel both relief and sadness when their divorce is finalized. The mixed emotions are understandable: One painful chapter of your life is over but there also is an emptiness. “I don’t know if I’ll ever be really happy again,” one dad told me with a sigh the … [Read more...] about How Men and Fathers in New Jersey Find Happiness After Divorce
For any parent, being divorced during the holiday season is especially tough. Starting with the long Thanksgiving weekend that’s just about here and continuing through New Year’s, it seems that there are almost daily reminders shouting “You are divorced!” If the holidays are difficult for you as a divorced father, they are especially tough on your children. Whether your kids … [Read more...] about Making a Tough Time a Little Easier on Divorced Dads: 9 Do’s and Don’ts
What Every Dad in New Jersey Facing Divorce Needs to Know Perhaps the question I am asked most-often by men beginning the divorce process is “What will happen to my kids, and how can I be sure I will be able see them regularly, or even get custody?” It’s a powerful, poignant and pain-filled question, one that I always take plenty of time to answer carefully and as … [Read more...] about Fathers Can Get Custody, Too