It is often said that there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Litigants involved in a divorce often find themselves coping with a rollercoaster of emotions as they progress from each stage to the next, with occasional regression along the way. Throughout it all, litigants turn to their matrimonial attorneys to … More Why Hire An Experienced Matrimonial Attorney?
Mediation is a process whereby the parties appear, either with their counsel or alone, with a third-party who helps facilitate a resolution to the parties issues and/or case. A Mediator is a non-biased individual who is either chosen by the parties or the parties are ordered to appear before such individual as a result of … More Mediation, What Happens After the Process?
Effective February 1, 2017, new child support guidelines and rules went into effect throughout the State of New Jersey. A notice has been provided by the Judiciary: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/notices/2017/n170208k.pdf for ease of understanding. There are many nuances to this new statute. Contact one of our attorneys to discuss how the changes impact you and your family. … More New Child Support Rule In Effect
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
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 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.
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