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The Internet is a great resource for many things; however, relying on an online site to navigate you through the divorce process can be very risky and is in most cases not a good idea. There is a lot of divorce information available on the Internet. However, there is also a great deal of inaccurate information. Although you may feel your divorce is simple and you can do it correctly yourself, you may ultimately end up doing more damage than good. This damage, once done, may be irreversible. Divorce is an intricate process often requiring the resolution of significant issues such as custody, support, and division of assets. It is important to understand that by representing yourself, you may be giving up important rights. A lawyer will know the proper questions to ask your spouse to obtain relevant information pertaining to your marital assets and liabilities. Online divorce sites can give you basic general information, but will not provide solutions to your specific issues and needs. The only way to ensure that your divorce is handled properly and you achieve the best outcome based on your particular circumstances is to have the assistance of a professional with extensive knowledge and experience in the area of family law. If you are contemplating divorce and have questions about your rights, do not hesitate to call us at (908) 879-9499 to schedule an initial consultation, or visit our website at http://www.iandoliedens.com. Our experienced attorneys are here to help.

There are so many attorneys, you may be wondering where and how to start your search for your divorce attorney. One tip, of course, is to look at the attorney’s website. You may also want to ask professionals, such as other attorneys, therapists and psychologists. You may want to ask family members and friends and learn of their own experiences. Most definitely, you will want to interview the attorney you are considering. The attorney you hire should handle a significant amount of family law cases. Importantly, you want to have a rapport with that attorney. You don’t want to feel reluctant to discuss personal issues with your attorney. You want to be comfortable expressing your concerns and the matters that are most important to you.

For a consultation, call one of our experienced family law attorneys who know how to listen at Iandoli & Edens at (908) 879 9499 or click here http://www.iandoliedens.com to learn more about us.

Many times litigants are faced with two options: take their case to trial or settle. Often, it is an extremely difficult decision to make. One must evaluate the pros and cons of settlement versus the risk of having their case proceed to trial. In the event your case proceeds to trial, it will be left in the hands of a neutral judge who could, or could not, rule in your favor. But then again, seldom is there a true “winner” in a settlement.
Here are a couple of helpful tips to help you decide whether settlement is right for you.
First, make a list of all of the issues in your case. For instance, real property, personal property, custody, child support, debts and alimony are often debated issues in divorce cases.
Second, write how you would like to resolve the issue. Here is an example of a list:
1. House. I want to sell it and divide any proceeds equally.
2. Custody. I want to have liberal time with the children. I want three weeks of summer vacation. I will agree to alternate holidays.
3. Personal property. I want the dining room furniture, living room furniture and the things in the garage. My spouse can have the rest.
4. Child Support. I will agree to use the NJ child support guidelines.
5. Debts. I will pay my credit cards. My spouse to pay student loans.
6. Alimony. I want permanent alimony. I need $2,500 per month.
7. Business. I want 40% of my spouses’ business.
8. Other. Our retirement assets should be divided equally.
Third, ask for your spouses’ position on the same issues. Review each item to determine if you can agree on certain issues. This will help highlight the items which remain in dispute, if any.

Finally, evaluate whether a settlement is possible. If so, settlement may be more cost effective and will save you a lot of time. However, if your spouse will not negotiate issues that are important to you or you feel as if your goals under step two will have to be compromised beyond what you find is reasonable, then, perhaps, having a judge decide your matter at trial may be the best scenario.
Contact an attorney at Iandoli & Edens, LLC to learn more. Call us today at 908.879.9499 or visit us on the web 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

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!

Iandoli & Edens, LLC Donates to Chester Day!!

Date: May 11, 2013

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Look for our table near the Gazebo!!

Iandoli & Edens, LLC Donates to Chester Day!!

Date: May 11, 2013

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Look for our table near the Gazebo!!

Iandoli & Edens, LLC Donates to Chester Day!!

Date: May 11, 2013

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Look for our table near the Gazebo!!

While New Jersey has Child Support guidelines for certain income levels, there are no such charts for alimony. Join our 2-hour workshop to learn the factors affecting alimony, child support and distribution of assets and debt in separation and divorce.

Where: Morris Hills School of Adult and Continuing Education, Room 105

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

To Register: Call Morris Hills School of Adult and Continuing Education at (973) 664-2295

We hope to see you there!

Going through divorce is often an extremely painful process for the parents.  But how about the children?  Even the most civil divorces affect children in many different ways.  Obviously, age is a huge component as to the type of reaction your child might be going through.

So how do you know if your children’s reactions are “normal”, or if professional help is needed?  Sometimes the Courts or other agencies make the decision for you.  The L.A.County Dept. of Children and Family Services recommended counseling for Nahla Aubry, daughter of Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry, when she was only three years old.

Sam and Lola Sheen, daughters of Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards, also attended sessions with a therapist when they were four and three respectively.  The dissolution of the Sheen/Richards marriage was extremely contentious.

In dealing with your own children, keep in mind there are certain emotions that most children are likely to feel, although they will express these emotions differently due to their age.  Most common feelings in children are sadness, depression, anxiety, confusion, guilt and anger.

Most child therapists suggest both parents keep a close eye on the children and communicate their thoughts and concerns to each other.  Children often will go through intense emotions but they are less capable of sustaining them than adults are.  Therefore, if any of the feelings you notice seem to last you might want to seek professional help for your child.  And remember- you know your child best- listen to your gut instinct over statistics, or what the family next door chose to do.

At Iandoli and Edens we encourage our clients to always focus on the well-being of the children through this difficult time.  Whether the divorce is amicable or we are conducting a custody trial, the children’s well-being is in the forefront.  For an appointment with one of our skilled custody attorneys call today at 908-879-9499 or visit us at www.iandoliedens.com.

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