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Dirty Tricks in Divorce Mediation - Parenting Plans
When it comes to divorce and mediation, the good news is most parents can put their differences aside. But what do you do when one party tries to use the children as pawns to their advantage? Some of the tricks I've seen clients attempt to use in order to gain advantage over the other party in mediation include:
For less specific issues such as general disagreement between the parties, pull out one of the only dirty tricks I condone: a photograph of your children. It's easy to argue over someone who isn't in the room but I've seen something as small yet powerful as a photograph of that smiling face starring back at you is enough to bring even the most heated debates to a screeching halt. And that's a good thing.
To file for divorce in New Jersey under no-fault grounds, the couple must have been living separate and apart in different residences for at least 18 consecutive months. There must be no hope of reconciliation in the marriage.
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