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Social Security and Divorce

Per federal law, married couples qualify for social security benefits once one partner reaches retirement age and files for benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) lists 66 as the full retirement age for people born before the year of 1955. People born in 1960 will reach full retirement age once they become 67. Workers that […]

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The Cost of Gray Divorces

Today, it is far more common for couples over age 50 to divorce than it was in previous decades. There are many reasons for this phenomenon. There are several differences between these divorces and divorces among younger couples, such as the lack of child custody issues and the reality that one or both partners might […]

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Divorce Facts to Know Before Getting Married

While many believe that divorce is more common than ever, that is not necessarily the case. In 2015, the divorce rate hit a 40-year low, with 16.9 divorces for every 1,000 women that year. The study, performed by Bowling Green State University, is one of many that helped to determine many facts regarding the nature […]

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New Jersey Towns With the Highest Domestic Violence Rates

The New Jersey State Police recently released the 33rd Annual Domestic Violence report. It shows that, although domestic violence for 2015 was slightly lower than the previous year (down one percent), there are still locations that are troubling. These crimes signal the end of a relationship. After an episode of domestic violence, no matter the […]

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Keeping A Family Together Following A Divorce

Keeping a family together after a divorce may seem like an oxymoron, but it is necessary for the emotional and mental health of the children. It can even benefit the divorcing parties. The idea of ‘keeping a family together’ after a divorce is really about keeping the lines of communication open and being actively involved […]

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The Criminal Justice Process Following an Allegation of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can end a victim’s life. When an individual feels they are facing physical, emotional, or psychological abuse from their partner, they can call the police to have the offender arrested. After being arrested for alleged domestic violence, the accused partner has the same rights as any other individual following an arrest. To keep […]

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Cherry Hill Divorce Lawyers Discuss Increase in Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is a legally binding contract that couples enter into prior to getting married. Prenuptial agreements have been commonly used to protect the more affluent individual in the relationship. However, experts are now noticing that couples with comparable financial portfolios are entering into prenuptial agreements before they marry.  Prenups address financial issues for […]

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Cherry Hill Divorce Lawyers:  Vaccinations Raise Questions over Parental Rights

Many common childhood illnesses have been virtually eradicated through vaccinations.  Since the early 1800s, scores of vaccinations have been developed and administered to protect children and adults from contracting these highly contagious and often deadly diseases.  As harmful and sometimes fatal side effects to vaccinations have become public, whether or not to vaccinate a child […]

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Cherry Hill Divorce Lawyers:  Frozen Embryos Present Unique Marital Asset Issue

Planning for children in a marriage is sometimes accomplished by storing frozen embryos created from the wife’s egg and the husband’s sperm.  There are many reasons couples may utilize this procedure.  Sometimes it is due to an inability to naturally conceive.  In other cases, it may be because the wife has cancer, and the couple […]

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Cherry Hill Divorce Lawyers Report:  Families with Special Needs Children

Although marriage provides a great deal of happiness, no one is exempt from its every day challenges.  Starting a family comes with abundant joy, but the level of stress can elevate in marriages when children are added to the equation.  This can be further exacerbated if a couple is raising a child with special needs. […]

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