Video FAQs

Below are videos of questions that clients have regarding divorce, child custody, alimony or the overall process.

Getting Started

What issues are addressed during the divorce process?

By Peter C. Paras

What are the Grounds for Divorce in New Jersey?

By Peter C. Paras

Can we have a legal separation?

By Peter C. Paras

Are there ways to resolve our disputes without going to court?

By Peter C. Paras

Once we have decided to divorce, should I leave the house?

By Peter C. Paras

Does the law protect me if I am an abused spouse?

By Bonnie M.S. Reiss

Working with a Family Law Attorney

What should I consider when selecting a divorce attorney?

By Bonnie M.S. Reiss

What should I bring when I first meet with an attorney?

By Bonnie M.S. Reiss

Working with Paras, Apy & Reiss

Does Paras, Apy & Reiss have a “firm philosophy?”

By Bonnie M.S. Reiss

What kind of cases does the firm typically handle?

By Bonnie M.S. Reiss

How does Paras, Apy & Reiss approach a case where parents live in different countries?

By Bonnie M.S. Reiss

Child Custody

What do the courts consider in deciding child custody?  

By Bonnie M.S. Reiss

What is most important in the custody decision?

By Peter C. Paras

Do we have to go to court to resolve child custody?

By Peter C. Paras

If my children don’t live with me, when and how can I spend time with them?

By Bonnie M.S. Reiss

Can I move out of New Jersey with my children?

By Peter C, Paras

Once the court makes an order for custody or parenting time, can it be changed?

By Peter C. Paras

Interstate and International Family Law

Can I move out of New Jersey with my children?

By Patricia E. Apy

How does Paras, Apy & Reiss approach a case where parents live in different countries?

By Patricia E. Apy

How can I see my child if he lives in a different country?

By Patricia E. Apy

Can I move out of New Jersey with my children?

By Patricia E. Apy

Do custody laws differ outside of the U.S. and how do you deal with the differences?

By Patricia E. Apy

Do you have relationships with lawyers in other countries?

By Patricia E. Apy

What can I do if my spouse takes my child out of the country without my permission?

By Patricia E. Apy

What do I do if my spouse takes my child out of state without my permission?

By Patricia E. Apy

Alimony and Child Support

* Do the courts use formulas or rules of thumb in deciding alimony?

By Peter C. Paras

**How is child support calculated?

By Bonnie M.S. Reiss

Are divorced parents required to pay for their children’s college costs and if so, how much?

By Bonnie M.S. Reiss

Can my children be required to take loans for college?

By Bonnie M.S. Reiss

What do I do if my spouse violates orders for alimony or child support?

By Peter C. Paras

Once the court makes an order for alimony or child support, can it be changed?

By Peter C. Paras

Division of Marital Property

Who decides how property is divided?

By Peter C. Paras

What is equitable distribution?

By Peter C. Paras

What is a “high asset” case?

By Peter C. Paras

Is there a practical way to divide our household goods and personal items without going to court?

By Bonnie M.S. Reiss

The Court Process

What is a motion?

By Bonnie M.S. Reiss

What is a C.I.S.?

By Bonnie M.S. Reiss

What should I consider when I complete the “Assets and Liabilities” section of the C.I.S.?

By Bonnie M.S. Reiss

What should I consider in deciding whether to go to trial?

By Bonnie M.S. Reiss

What is important to the judge if I do go to trial?

By Bonnie M.S. Reiss

Prenuptial Agreements

When should I do a prenuptial agreement?

By Peter C. Paras

How can I make sure my prenuptial agreement stands up?

By Peter C. Paras

* Please note that the New Jersey Legislature has now eliminated awards of permanent alimony. Please contact us for more information.

**The combined marital income limits under the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines have changed.  Please contact us for more information.