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How is Property Distributed in Divorce Proceedings?

How is Property Distributed in Divorce Proceedings?

Posted June 7, 2024 in Divorce & Family Law

Brian Budic was recently asked by South Jersey Magazine, “How is Property Distributed in Divorce Proceedings?” Here is Brian’s response: A marriage is a joint undertaking and both spouses have a right, or obligation, to share in assets and debts accumulated during the marriage. Therefore, as part of the divorce process, Courts are empowered to […]

Equitable Distribution in New Jersey: Understanding the Basics

Equitable Distribution in New Jersey: Understanding the Basics

Posted May 23, 2024 in Divorce & Family Law

When a marriage ends, one of the most significant, and often contentious, issues is the division of assets and liabilities. In New Jersey, this process is governed by the principle of equitable distribution. Unlike community property states where assets are divided 50/50, New Jersey law aims to distribute marital property fairly, though not necessarily equally. […]

The Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement in New Jersey

The Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement in New Jersey

Posted May 6, 2024 in Divorce & Family Law

Marriage is a significant milestone that marks the beginning of a shared life journey. While it’s a time filled with excitement and hope, it’s also crucial to consider practical matters, especially when it comes to financial and legal aspects of parties’ future life together. This is where a prenuptial agreement, often referred to as a […]

Understanding Legal vs. Physical Custody in New Jersey

Understanding Legal vs. Physical Custody in New Jersey

Posted April 21, 2024 in Divorce & Family Law

Divorce or separation is never easy, especially when children are involved. In New Jersey, custody arrangements are a crucial aspect of the process. When navigating the complexities of custody, it’s essential to understand the distinction between legal and physical custody, as they play distinct roles in determining parental rights and responsibilities. Legal Custody: Making Decisions […]

Do Grandparents have Visitation Rights in New Jersey?

Do Grandparents have Visitation Rights in New Jersey?

Posted March 14, 2024 in Divorce & Family Law

Brian Budic was recently asked by South Jersey Magazine, “Do Grandparents have Visitation Rights in New Jersey?” Here is Brian’s response: New Jersey Courts have long recognized the unquantifiable benefits of a relationship between children and their grandparents.  Specifically, our Courts have found “[a] very special relationship often arises and continues between grandparents and grandchildren. […]

The Things “Not to Do” for Effective Divorce Preparation in New Jersey

The Things “Not to Do” for Effective Divorce Preparation in New Jersey

Posted February 13, 2024 in Divorce & Family Law

Embarking on the journey of divorce is a challenging process, and being well-prepared is crucial for a smoother transition. In the state of New Jersey, understanding the do’s and don’ts when preparing for divorce is key to ensuring a fair and equitable resolution. This is Part II of a two-part series about how to prepare […]

Brian Budic and Ashley Zimmerman Discuss Divorce and Family Law Considerations

Brian Budic and Ashley Zimmerman Discuss Divorce and Family Law Considerations

Posted February 10, 2024 in Divorce & Family Law, News

Brian Budic and Ashley Zimmerman recently presented a CLE course entitled Divorce and Family Law Considerations. This course, through PACLE, discussed a variety of family law topics including how to handle divorce litigation from start to finish including court filings and appearances, discovery issues, and client management; family law issues for the unmarried client and […]

How do I modify my Court Order for custody or parenting time?

How do I modify my Court Order for custody or parenting time?

Posted January 24, 2024 in Divorce & Family Law, News

Brian Budic was recently asked by South Jersey Magazine, “How do I modify my Court Order for custody or parenting time?” Here is Brian’s response: New Jersey Courts consider Orders for custody and parenting time “impermanent” because the conditions that would serve a child’s best interests cannot conclusively be determined at a single point in […]

The Things to “Do” for Effective Divorce Preparation in New Jersey

The Things to “Do” for Effective Divorce Preparation in New Jersey

Posted January 12, 2024 in Divorce & Family Law

Embarking on the journey of divorce is a challenging process, and being well-prepared is crucial for a smoother transition. In the state of New Jersey, understanding the do’s and don’ts when preparing for divorce is key to ensuring a fair and equitable resolution. In this blog post, we explore the things that individuals should do […]

Is January really “Divorce Month”?

Is January really “Divorce Month”?

Posted January 3, 2024 in Divorce & Family Law

As we step into the fresh start that January brings, it’s not just resolutions for healthier living or career advancements that dominate conversations. Surprisingly, January has earned the dubious nickname of “Divorce Month” in some circles. Why is it that, for many, the first month of the year signals the end of a marriage? In […]

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