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What exactly is meant by domestic adoptions? Domestic adoption simply means you are adopting from your home country, rather than internationally. Domestic adoptions can be done privately, or through an adoption or foster care agency. You must be at least 25 years old and a U.S. citizen.

The big fear for prospective adoptive parents in domestic adoptions seems to be the idea of open adoptions, meaning your child may have ongoing contact with his or her birth parent(s). Open adoptions have become more common in the last ten years. Also, the waiting period for domestic adoptions through an agency, particularly for infants, can be quite long.

There are other alternatives, such as the foster care system, or taking a pro-active approach and advertising for a birthmother.

All that being said, the success stories by far outweigh the negative press you hear. Open adoptions can be healthy and successful. It is helpful to both sides to have an understanding, in writing as to the parameters that fit the comfort level for everyone involved. A skilled adoption attorney can help with all aspects of the process.

Call Iandoli & Edens Adoption Department for more information at 908 879 9499 or visit our website at http://www.iandoliedens.com.

Iandoli and Edens is collecting non-perishable food for the Backpack Program. It is a charitable organization which collects and distributes food to parents of children. If you would like to contribute, we will keep a box in our waiting room for non-perishable food items. The program has suggested:

•Cereal-low sugar, child friendly
•Canned tuna or chicken
•Macaroni “N” cheese
•Peanut butter and jelly
•Pancake mix and syrup
•Applesauce and fruit (single serve), no sugar added
•Shelf-stable milk
•Meals in a can, like Dinty Moore and Chef Boyardee
•Granola type snack bars
•Raisins, individually boxed

You are entangled in divorce litigation. Hopefully, you are looking forward to your new life and feeling optimistic, even in the midst of negotiating a settlement; which is often not easy. It can be exhausting and hurtful for many reasons, but most often these feelings can stem from your spouse’s spiteful and vengeful acts.

Your marriage may not have been picture perfect but there were probably moments of generosity and compassion. There were also probably many gifts exchanged between you and your spouse for holidays, anniversaries, special occasions, etc.

Does your spouse want a gift back that he gave to you during the marriage? Does he want the item or does he want you to pay to him 50% of its value in order for him to waive his rights to it? It seems that gifts should be off limits! Right? But, they are not. In fact, gifts between spouses are subject to equitable distribution just like the rest of your property.

You should speak with an experienced attorney about how to protect the items that mean the most to you. You can reach us at (908) 879-9499 or click onto http://www.iandoliedens.com to discuss your rights.

If your ex-spouse has enrolled your child in private school, are you financially responsible for tuition when you did not agree to this enrollment? The answer is maybe.

Several factors must be considered in determining your financial contribution toward private educations. Did your child previously attend private school? Is your child taking a specific program at this school or receiving partial financial aid at this school? Is this education a significant benefit to your child? Most importantly, do you have the financial means to pay some of the tuition, if not all?

You may find yourself in a position where you are forced to go to court to defend against your ex-spouse’s application for tuition reimbursement from you.

Please call us at (908) 879-9499 to discuss your case. Iandoli & Edens, LLC can help!

There is no clear rule about how assets should be divided upon a divorce. Negotiating a settlement can be tiresome but it also affords you the opportunity to be creative and to attempt to retain those items that have the most meaning to you.

Dollar amounts are not always vital to dividing your assets with your spouse. Maybe your wife wants to keep the artwork that’s been hanging in your hallway for some years and you want to keep your Porsche that you finally purchased after years of hard work. Now, the value attributed to each may not be equal and let’s say that the value of the Porsche is more. So, why would your spouse agree to this exchange? You may be surprised. Your concession and waiver of rights to the artwork may just be the bargaining chip you needed to keep your favorite car. Value is in the eye of the beholder!

You can reach us at (908) 879-9499 or click onto http://www.iandoliedens.com to discuss your rights.

What exactly is meant by domestic adoptions? Domestic adoption simply means you are adopting from your home country, rather than internationally. Domestic adoptions can be done privately, or through an adoption or foster care agency. You must be at least 25 years old and a U.S. citizen.

The big fear for prospective adoptive parents in domestic adoptions seems to be the idea of open adoptions, meaning your child may have ongoing contact with his or her birth parent(s). Open adoptions have become more common in the last ten years. Also, the waiting period for domestic adoptions through an agency, particularly for infants, can be quite long.

There are other alternatives, such as the foster care system, or taking a pro-active approach and advertising for a birthmother.

All that being said, the success stories by far outweigh the negative press you hear. Open adoptions can be healthy and successful. It is helpful to both sides to have an understanding, in writing as to the parameters that fit the comfort level for everyone involved. A skilled adoption attorney can help with all aspects of the process.

Call Iandoli & Edens Adoption Department for more information at 908 879 9499 or visit our website at http://www.iandoliedens.com.