DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRIAL OR CIVIL RESTRAINT

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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!

What is Equitable Distribution and What Does It Have To Do With Your Divorce?

Equitable distribution describes the process that the court uses to fairly distribute all of the things that have been acquired during a marriage. Things are defined in many different terms and can be assets, debt, personal property and any other qualitative items obtained by the parties or one of them, from the date of the marriage, to the … More What is Equitable Distribution and What Does It Have To Do With Your Divorce?

Child Support Can Be Retroactive To Filing of Complaint for Divorce

In a recent decision coming out of Ocean County, http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/trial_court_opinions/Kakstys-v-Stevens.pdf, Judge Lawrence Jones opined that the request for child support can be retroactive to the filing of the divorce complaint.  The question posed in the Ocean County divorce case was whether the court could set a child support obligation only as far back as the … More Child Support Can Be Retroactive To Filing of Complaint for Divorce

Getting and Keeping Control to Better Prepare for Your Divorce and Life Thereafter

A well written article suggests there are 7 steps that you need to follow so you can control your life.  http://greatist.com/grow/what-you-can-control-for-happiness-success?utm_content=buffer2e0cd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer.  the title of the article, The Only 7 Things you Can Control in Life is a little misleading.  Putting that aside, it’s an interesting article and well worth the read. If you haven’t experienced a divorce, you … More Getting and Keeping Control to Better Prepare for Your Divorce and Life Thereafter

JUST HOW DOES ONE GET PERMANENT ALIMONY IN NEW JERSEY?

The person that told you that 13 was an unlucky number was wrong – because in the recent case of Gnall v. Gnall, the court said that in order to award someone permanent alimony, the court had to consider the 13 objective standards already defined by the legislature in N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23(b).  (And we are excluding … More JUST HOW DOES ONE GET PERMANENT ALIMONY IN NEW JERSEY?

DID YOU HEAR THAT THE CHEATERS GOT CHEATED?

Imagine your desire to cheat on your spouse so great that you resort to joining Ashley Madison’s website, where you pay to meet other married people to have an affair with.  Imagine even further that the people you are planning  a tryst with, aren’t even real people.  http://abovethelaw.com/2013/11/ashley-madison-should-take-better-care-of-the-females-it-hires-to-trick-you/. Well, according to Above the Law, their … More DID YOU HEAR THAT THE CHEATERS GOT CHEATED?

NEW GIRLFRIEND/BOYFRIEND CAN MEET KIDS – SAYS WHO???

In another thoughtful decision by Judge Larry Jones in Ocean County, he ruled in Mantle v. Mantle that a prohibition that the children were not to be introduced to significant others after the parties divorce was not in the children’s best interests and therefore, the ban previously agreed upon between the parties would not be … More NEW GIRLFRIEND/BOYFRIEND CAN MEET KIDS – SAYS WHO???

FIGURING OUT THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF ALIMONY IS NOT AN EASY TASK

On July 29, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that trial judges handling divorce cases in which alimony is sought must consider all thirteen (13) statutory factors in determining what type of alimony is to be awarded: permanent alimony, rehabilitative alimony, limited duration alimony, and reimbursement alimony.  The initial decision in the case of … More FIGURING OUT THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF ALIMONY IS NOT AN EASY TASK