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Dear Cassie: I am going through a divorce. What is discovery?  -K.M. Dear K.M.: Discovery is a component of divorce whereby each side attempts to learn as much as possible about all the facts of the case. The types of discovery that are appropriate in... Read More

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Dear Cassie: If I have a custody dispute with my spouse in our divorce, will my children be witnesses in Court? -R.E. Dear R.E.: You did not indicate in your question the ages of your children. If your children are young, it is extremely unlikely that... Read More

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Dear Cassie: I am divorced and have a son who is about to start his senior year in high school. Does my ex-spouse have to pay for my son’s college? -P.S. Dear P.S.: On the basis of your question, I am not sure if you entered into a Marital Settlement... Read More

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Dear Cassie: How does the court resolve a custody dispute?  -L.K. Dear L.K.: In determining custody of a child, a court is always controlled by the child’s best interests. New Jersey has a custody statute, N.J.S.A. 9:2-4, which identifies several factors... Read More

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Dear Cassie: If I am divorcing but not yet divorced, does this change how I file my income taxes? Also, do I have to file jointly with my spouse? -M.M. Dear M.M.: A divorce, in and of itself, does not affect your tax filing status. So long as you are... Read More

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Dear Cassie: I am divorced. My spouse has enrolled our children in a very expensive summer camp this summer. Do I have to pay for it? -L.P. Dear L.P.: The first question that must be answered is, what does your Marital Settlement Agreement or Judgment... Read More

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Dear Cassie: I’ve obviously heard of restraining orders, but what can you tell me about how restraining orders actually work in New Jersey? –A.S. Dear A.S.: Restraining orders in New Jersey (whether temporary or permanent) are issued under a law called... Read More