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Anju D. Jessani, MBA, APM®

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Reference Publications - Print Only

 

 

 

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 D. Jessani

 

 

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.  Chapter 15 B, Mediating the Divorce of a Professional, Including Valuation of the Practice, by Anju D. Jessani and Laurence G Thoma

 

 
Pamphlet on Parenting Time/Visitation.  Includes, New Jersey Laws, Issues, Options and Resources

 

 

PARENTING TIME: A Child's Rights

Published by the New Jersey Judiciary, April 2001, Anju D. Jessani, Contributor

 

 
EBook Publications

 

 

Responsible Divorce, 2006 Edition. 110-page e-book features articles by a dozen divorce professionals.  Anju D. Jessani, contributor to Practical Divorce Issues section.

 


 

 

 

Articles & Publications

Family & Divorce Mediation Articles by Anju D. Jessani

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 mediation process... 

 

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...

 

New Jersey's "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, after mediation...

 

New Jersey Uniform Mediation Act, and What it Means to Divorcing Couples In November 2004, 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 clients...

 

Deconstructing the Divorce Mediation Process - One Practitioner's Approach: My objective in this article is to deconstruct and thereby demystify what happens behind closed doors during the divorce mediation process, step-by-step...

 

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 clients...

 

Choosing a Matrimonial Attorney - A Mediator's Perspective: Whether 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 Mediation: 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 contribution account...

 

Documenting Marital Lifestyle - In Light of the Crews Decision: 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 lines...

 

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, how much does mediation cost...

 

The House-What Happens in Divorce-Don't Ignore the Tax Consequences: 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 Public Accountant)...

 

Family & Divorce Mediation Articles by Anju D. Jessani - Print Only

 

Representing Your Client During the Divorce Mediation Process - American Journal of Family Law,  Volume 24 —Number 4, Winter 2011

 

Dealing with 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

 

Ten 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 Radie Bunn & James E. Williamson, May 1999, Volume 44, Number 3

 

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).

 

 
Articles for Mediators by Anju D. Jessani, MBA, APM

 

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...

 

Fall 2009 NJAPM, Eight Tips for New Mediators: I see the concept of “failure to launch” among so many new mediators... 

 

Spring 2009 NJAPM, 18 Tips to Better Telephone Communications For MediatorsTelephone conversation, which is often impromptu, has even more challenges...

 

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 Mediator: Divorce mediation holds much promise for CPAs willing to invest time to get the necessary classroom and practical training...

 

Self-Determination vs. Due Diligence: Balancing our clients’ rights to self-determination, with ensuring that clients make decisions based on sufficient information...