Insurance and Risk Management Strategies for
Physicians and Advisors, Edited by David E.
Marcinko, 2005, Aspen Publications. Chapter 13: Financial and Operative Risks of Divorce (Keeping
it Civil and Equitable ... Not Going Broke) by Anju
Financial Planning for Physicians and Healthcare
Professionals, Edited by David Edward Marincko,
2003 Edition, Panel/Aspen Publishers. Chapter
25: Divorce Planning by Anju D. Jessani
Valuing Professional Practices & Licenses -
A Guide for the Matrimonial Practitioner, Edited
by Ron Brown, Third Edition 2013-1 Supplement, Aspen
Publishers - Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.
15 B, Mediating the Divorce of a
Professional, Including Valuation of the Practice,
by Anju D. Jessani and Laurence G Thoma
PARENTING TIME: A Child's Rights
Published by the New Jersey
Judiciary, April 2001, Anju D. Jessani, Contributor
Responsible Divorce, 2006 Edition. 110-page
e-book features articles by a dozen divorce
professionals. Anju D. Jessani, contributor to
Practical Divorce Issues section.
Divorce Mediation Articles by Anju D. Jessani
Co-parenting Recommendations for the COVID-19 Crisis, A
Mediator’s Perspective: I have prepared a summary of
recommendations to my New Jersey clients...
Mediation & the 2018 Tax Overhaul:
The goal of this article is to demystify how to address some
tax-related child and alimony issues in light of the new tax
Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs for the Children:
For parties getting divorced, addressing their children's
future health care costs and the issue of going
out-of-network can be an essential part of the divorce
Collaborative Mediation: A Hybrid Solution for Complex
and/or Higher Conflict Mediation Cases:
In the ongoing discussion of mediation versus collaborative
law, what is becoming more apparent is the need for a hybrid
approach for certain cases that borrows from the best of
both processes to meet the needs of complex and/or higher
conflict mediation cases...
"Irreconcilable Differences" Divorce Grounds – Facilitating
the Pathway to a More Peaceful Divorce Process:
On January 22, 2007, Governor Corzine signed the
“Irreconcilable Difference” divorce bill...
Six Steps to Getting Divorced in New Jersey After Mediation: You have gone
through the mediation process, and now have a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU). In this article, I have provided
information regarding the next steps in the divorce process,
New Jersey Uniform Mediation Act, and What it Means to
New Jersey passed the Uniform Mediation Act. The purpose of
this article is to provide a simplified explanation of the
new law to the public, and especially to divorcing
Deconstructing the Divorce Mediation Process - One
My objective in this article is
to deconstruct and thereby demystify what happens behind
closed doors during the divorce mediation process,
Starter Marriages - Top Ten Differences in Divorce Mediation:
Pamela Paul defines a "starter marriage" as one
"that is a childless union between people under 35 lasting
less than five years." In this article, I explore ways
divorce mediation may be different for starter marriage
Choosing a Matrimonial Attorney - A Mediator's Perspective:
you choose to mediate or litigate, in all likelihood, you
will still require the services of an attorney. Based on
the collective wisdom of colleagues, here are some areas you
may want to focus...
401(k) and Other Defined Contribution Plans in Divorce
I provide an overview of how
defined contribution plans work. I also discuss how
mediators can better assist their clients address the issue
of asset allocation when one of the parties will be
receiving a percentage of the other party's defined
Documenting Marital Lifestyle - In Light of the Crews
This article provides an
outline of issues to be addressed when documenting marital
lifestyle, for cases involving alimony...
10 Common Mistakes and Oversights in Divorce Agreements
(Related to the Children):
Here's my list of top ten
mistakes and oversights related to the children... (this is
an earlier version of my much longer article, published in
the American Journal of Family Law)...
Why Can't I Visit Little Red Riding Hood? (Grandparents):
The purpose of this article is to examine grandparents'
rights in the state of New Jersey, and to also discuss the
use of mediation in grandparent visitation disputes...
What Does Equitable Distribution Mean?:
New Jersey law directs the
Court to consider sixteen factors in determining what is an
equitable, fair and just division of assets...
Mediation and Prenuptial Agreements:
I review the
benefits to going through the mediation process prior to
marriage, New Jersey's statutory citation on prenuptial
agreements, and the possible need for a prenuptial agreement...
Applying the "New" New Jersey Child Support Guidelines:
An overview on how to use the guidelines and some general
pointers. You will find an explanation of both sole and
shared parenting worksheets...
Overview of the Psychology of Money:
Both within the context of
relationships and marriage, and in the context of the
process of divorce...
Check Your Credit:
One task I recommend that all divorcing couples do
early in the divorce process is to check their credit
reports to ensure that there are no surprise debts or credit
FAQ's About Divorce Mediation:
What is family & divorce
mediation, what is the role of the mediator, what are the
advantages of mediation, am I a good candidate for
mediation, what role do lawyers play in mediation,
much does mediation cost...
The House-What Happens in Divorce-Don't Ignore the Tax
Many people getting divorced
make significant financial mistakes in dealing with the
house, that can prove expensive (this is an earlier version
of my much longer article, published in the National
Client During the Divorce Mediation Process - American Journal of Family Law,
Volume 24 —Number 4, Winter 2011
Objections to Mediation Along the Continuum of Case
Complexity - American Journal of Family Law,
Volume 23 —Number 2, Summer 2009
Collaborative Mediation: Hybrid Solution for
Complex Cases - New Jersey Lawyer, 17 NJL 978,
May 19, 2008
Mediators and Parenting Coordinators: Comparing
and Contrasting (20 Questions/40 Answers) -
American Journal of Family Law - with Laura James,
Volume 20 — Number 3, Fall 2006
A Step-By-Step Approach to the Divorce Mediation
Process - American Journal of Family Law,
Volume 16 — Number 2, Summer 2002
Common Parenting Related Mistakes in Drafting
Divorce Agreements - American Journal of Family
Law, Volume 14 — Number 2, Summer 2000
Planning for Home Sales in a Divorce and Some
Pitfalls to Avoid
- National Public Accountant - with
Bunn & James E. Williamson, May 1999, Volume 44,
For free copies of any of these
articles, please send a stamped, self-addressed
envelope to Anju D. Jessani, 223 Bloomfield Street,
Suite 104, Hoboken, NJ 07030 (attach one first-class
stamp for each article requested).
Your Career is Calling with Wanda Ellet, 9/23/18:
Radio Interview about career choices and becoming a
Fall 2013 NJAPM, 30 Websites for Mediators:
Essential web resources for mediators...
Spring 2010 NJAPM, Reviewing Tax Returns: I have
noticed a common pattern when the issue of personal
tax returns comes up — one of fear and loathing...
2009 NJAPM, Eight Tips for New Mediators:
see the concept of “failure to launch” among so many
NJAPM, 18 Tips to Better Telephone Communications For Mediators: Telephone conversation, which
is often impromptu, has even more
Fall 2008 NJAPM, 11 Tips to Better Email
Communications For Mediators: Being mindful
about writing emails can prevent disasters and help
your professional reputation...
Fall 2007 NJAPM, President's Message: Answers to questions from fellow mediators including
how being NJAPM President has impacted me...
A 12 Step Approach to Enhancing Your Alternate
Dispute Resolution Practice:
Most practitioners who hang out their
shingle find out, "build it, and they will come,"
does not usually apply to ADR...
Breaking-Up is Hard to Do: The CPA as Divorce
Divorce mediation holds much promise
for CPAs willing to invest time to
get the necessary classroom and practical
Self-Determination vs. Due Diligence:
Balancing our clients’ rights
to self-determination, with ensuring that clients
make decisions based on sufficient information...