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Conscious Uncoupling. What exactly does that mean? Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin used it to describe their decision to divorce. While it may sound very Hollywood, there is a nugget of gold in there. As divorce attorneys at Iandoli & Edens, our motto has been “Divorce Doesn’t Have To Destroy”. In a way, conscious uncoupling embodies that belief.

When a couple decides that their marriage is no longer viable, if they have children, they must become the focus of the “uncoupling”. To raise healthy and happy children under adverse circumstances is difficult, yet it can and has been done. Knowing the love of both parents is crucial, but sometimes even more important is that the children see that parents who are divorcing can still respect each other.

At Iandoli & Edens we try to make that happen by emphasizing the children’s needs. To speak with an experienced divorce attorney call IANDOLI & EDENS at 908-879-9499 for a free consultation today. You can also visit us on the web at

Sofia Vergara and her ex-fiancée are in a legal battle over frozen embryos. According to news reports the couple had Ms. Vergara’s eggs fertilized by her then fiancée and frozen to use (or not) at a later date, most likely through a surrogate. Unfortunately, the relationship failed and they never made it to the altar.

Reports frequently say Ms. Vergara desires to destroy the embryos (which she denies). Her former flame is petitioning the court to not only bar their destruction, but to allow him to have custody of them. He has indicated that he will find a surrogate to bring them to term. Sofia has rejected his proposal.

In the technology of the world today, these types of issues are going to arise more and more. Frozen eggs and/or embryos are being sought by infertile couples, often frustrated with the adoption process. These couples are willing to pay large fees to purchase the embryos or eggs.

Putting aside any perceived ethical and moral implications, the legal ramifications are enormous. Nothing in this arena should be attempted without an ironclad meeting of the minds, and formal written agreement. For more information, please call one of the experienced family law attorneys at Iandoli & Edens at (908) 879-9499,

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