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Divorce and Mediation as a Tool for Settlement

May 31, 2016 @ 11:37 AM — by Michael Green

The process of a divorce may have mediation as part of it in many ways.  Parenting time and custody mediation is first done in the courts for free for the parties early on in any divorce case that is filed in an attempt to remove those issues from any divorce litigation and to isolate out the economic issues from the custody issues, either of which may bog down any divorce litigation.  If the parties can come to an agreement in custody mediation, they may memorialize it in a consent order in the case.  Thereafter, only the economic issues may have to be litigated.  Later in the case, the parties are court ordered to economic mediation where they have to pay a court appointed mediator to mediate only the economic issues of their case.  Mediation may also be used in the beginning of the case by the parties in an effort to develop an MOU.

Divorce and Memorial Day, The Beginning of Summer and Relationships

May 25, 2016 @ 02:23 PM — by Michael Green

Divorce and Memorial Day, The Beginning of Summer and Relationships.  Some people wish to get divorced prior to the summer as they wish to move on with their life and relationships and enter a brand new season.  Child custody and parenting time with the children becomes paramount to parties when they want to continue to spend time with their children during the summer months when school is out and it needs to be addressed in any divorce settlement.  Call Green & Associates and speak with our NJ divorce lawyer and NJ divorce attorney about your New Jersey divorce.  We offer flat fees and reasonable rates for legal divorce and family law services.  Call us now at 732-390-0480 at our East Brunswick office or 201-242-1119 in our Fort Lee office.

Divorce and Payments for Child Support, Alimony and Shared Expenses

May 24, 2016 @ 05:35 PM — by Michael Green

If you have to make or receive child support, alimony or payments for shared expenses, generally, payments for child support and alimony are made to the Probation Departments of the New Jersey Courts.  Generally, these payments are court ordered and must be paid on a recurrent basis, e.g. weekly, monthly etc.  In addition to these payments, parties have to make payments for shared expenses for things such as children's college tuition and expenses, medical care, tutoring, sports etc.  Generally, parties pay each other upon agreement or pay to third parties through agreement.  If you have questions regarding making payments of child support, alimony or shared expenses, please call Green & Associates, at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 in our East Brunswick divorce offices or Fort Lee divorce offices.  Our experienced NJ divorce lawyer and NJ divorce attorney, Michael S. Green, will help you with your case.

Divorce and College Tuition and Expenses as a Term of Negotiation

May 18, 2016 @ 10:23 AM — by Michael Green

In a divorce with children in or heading to college, the issue of payment for college tuition and expenses has to be dealt with by the parties.  With today's skyrocketing college costs, many parties are choosing for their children to attend state schools in lieu of more expensive private schools.  In the State of New Jersey, parties may have an obligation to pay for college costs after the children look towards whatever loans, grants or assistance they may be able to get on their own.  In some instances, one party may choose to be wholly responsible for college costs in lieu of the other party taking less in alimony or equitable distribution.  However, these options must be weighed carefully, as the ultimate costs may not be known in advance as the children may choose multiple alternatives as regards college and they may receive certain assistance not foreseen.  If you have questions regarding divorce and the payment of college costs, call us at 732-390-

Divorce and the Discovery Process

May 17, 2016 @ 12:47 PM — by Michael Green

During a divorce, if the parties do not settle early on, they will be court ordered through a case management order to exchange discovery.  Discovery is where the parties essentially discover what they each have as to assets, debts or liabilities or as to other matters through the exchange of documents with a Notice to Produce documents and Interrogatories which are questions regarding assets, debts, liabilities, marital lifestyle, alimony, child support, child custody etc.  Formal discovery is pursuant to court rules and must be followed or either party may file a motion to compel discovery if discovery is not exchanged for if it is incomplete.  Discovery is generally as expensive and lengthy a process as the size of an estate or its complexity.  The larger and more complex, the more discovery that is required.  Discovery may also include forensic experts which render a report to the court, depositions where the parties give testimony under oath. 

Divorce and Flat Fees, Uncontested Divorces, Mediation and Annulments

May 11, 2016 @ 05:24 PM — by Michael Green

If you are seeking an uncontested divorce, a divorce for flat fees, annulments or a mediation-friendly divorce attorney, please call us at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 in our East Brunswick or Fort Lee offices.  We offer free consultations and night appointments.  Ask us about our flat fees for uncontested divorces or annulments or divorces where mediation services have been used.  We are mediation-friendly.  Our NJ divorce lawyer or NJ divorce attorney will be happy to speak to you about your divorce.  We cover Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Mercer County, Bergen County, Union County, Somerset County and others for your convenience.  If you have postjudgment motions that require assistance, please call us as well regarding child support modification or alimony modification, or child custody modification.  Green & Associates is here to help you with all your Divorce and Family Law issues.  We have the experience to fight for you!

Divorce and Filing a Notice of Appearance in a PostJudgment Motion

May 4, 2016 @ 01:34 PM — by Michael Green

The Rules of Court in New Jersey and the procedures for certain filings such as postjudgment motions have changed in their application recently by the courts.  In the past, when filing a postjudgment motion with the court after another attorney or a pro se litigant had not represented themselves for more than 45 days, usually, you could just file a motion on behalf of the client.  Lately, the Courts are requesting that a Notice of Appearance be filed by the attorney and a fifty dollar court filing fee be paid as well.  The Courts have recently moved to raise their fees and enforce rules not entirely enforced before to it seems accrue more in fees for the court system.  If you are seeking to file a divorce, use our experienced divorce lawyer and divorce attorney to help you with your case.  Call us now at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 for a free consultation in our East Brunswick or Fort Lee offices.  Night appointments are available.

Spring is here, Summer is Coming, Divorce and the Weather

May 2, 2016 @ 08:12 AM — by Michael Green

Did you know that there are seasonal changes with when married couples re-evaluate their relationships and decide to get a divorce. Big Holidays, Chistmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines Day, generally not when people choose to go for a divorce, but soon thereafter, there is an uptick in the numbers that choose to get a divorce.  Often, when summer is approaching, married couples think about divorce as well.  People it seems decide to pull the trigger when they know they will be able to go out and meet someone else or to just move on.  With summer approaching, it may be a time where people think they can be outside, do things, to get beyond the divorce and move on.  If you are thinking about a divorce and looking for a free consultation, call us at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 in our East Brunswick or Fort Lee offices for your consultation by an NJ divorce lawyer or NJ divorce attorney now.