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Some things you should know if your divorce is destined for court

Readers of our New Jersey legal blog at The Law Office of Rajeh A. Saadeh in Somerville who are considering the above headline in today's post should know that many divorcing parties see little, if any, of a courtroom. In fact, many decouplings across the Garden State are concluded amicably and via alternative processes to formal litigation, such as mediation.

Outcome of a family business in divorce: yes, it's a big deal

Readers of our legal blog across New Jersey are of course familiar with the phrase "labor of love." We submit that the term is seldom more appropriately used in the context of family law than to describe the passion and energies expended by a couple to grow a family business and guide it toward profitability.

Many divorces are started right after New Year's

Many lawyers will tell you they get tons of inquiries about divorce after the holidays. For various reasons, the January "divorce month" phenomenon is a real thing. Actual divorce filings begin ticking up right after New Year's, climbing through Valentine's Day, and peaking in March.

Supreme court case could award life insurance to ex-spouse

The U.S. Supreme Court will take up the case of who collects on a deceased man's life insurance policy - his children or his ex-wife. Under a 2002 Minnesota law, a divorce automatically nullifies any beneficiary rights of ex-spouses. But a federal appeals court ruled that such state laws (if applied retroactively) violate the Contract Clause of the U.S. Constitution.