The New Jersey Legislature has recently enacted N.J.S.A. 2A:17-56.67, which will officially go into effect on February 17, 2017. Under this new statute, a parent’s obligation to pay child support will automatically terminate when a child reaches age 19, unless the court orders otherwise. Even with a Court-ordered extension of child support, a parent’s obligation should not … More Termination of Child Support, New Jersey, New Rule
Getting a divorce can be a very emotional, potentially expensive and draining legal process. Deciding what is to be done with your children, your home and ultimately your new life can be daunting and can spiral out of control. But that does not have to be the case. You have some control over what happens in your … More Divorce Does Not Have To Be Painful
Often times getting the nerve to file the complaint for divorce can take months. After being served with the divorce complaint and find an attorney to represent you and file an answer or counterclaim on your behalf can take another couple of months. Then the bickering really starts as the parties understand that the process … More SETTLING A DIVORCE CAN BE EASY, JUST TRY
Judge Larry Jones, Ocean County Family Court Judge, has issued an unpublished decision regarding the newly amended alimony statute attempting to define when a party can apply to modify or terminate their alimony obligation based on their “prospective” retirement. Judge Jones has said in his decision in Mueller v. Mueller, decided on April 22, 2016 … More Alimony Modifications for Retirement
In a recent opinion of Healing v. Healing, App. Div. April 4, 2016, our Appellate Division made it very clear that the language in the new alimony statute does not modify agreements entered into prior to the date of the new statute. N.J.S.A. 1A:34-23(j)(1), the new alimony statute, states, in part, “There shall be a rebuttable … More Is Permanent Alimony Really Permanent?
A very good and short article was posted http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/home/native-ad?mvi=a974dd256c754270b038795a26b0eab5#!/ in the New York Law Journal about making great use of your breakout session during mediation. Naturally, you should listen to the advice of your mediator, but this author gives some good tips about what you could or should be doing to make your breakout session more productive … More Making Good Use of Your Breakout Session During Mediation
If you believe you have been the victim of domestic violence, you should seek a restraining order. If you have been served with a restraining order and believe you did not commit an act of domestic violence, you should seek counseling immediately. The attorneys in our office take great pride in defending and advocating for … More DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRIAL OR CIVIL RESTRAINT
2015 is coming to a close. What this means for many families is fighting over who will spend New Year’s eve versus New Year’s day with their children. It is a continuation of the sorrowful disagreement parties have when they are embroiled in litigation or going through a divorce – cutting the kids in half … More HAPPY NEW YEAR!
If you think you have something to complain about, listen what’s happening in Japan. The highest court in Japan ruled that married women must use their husband’s married name and never be recognized by their birth name. The story, published in the times, is very sad to read in 2015. According to the article, the … More What’s in a name? Everything.