Transfer of Custody as a Sanction Not Permitted Without Best Interest Analysis Under N.J.S.A. 9:2-4

By:  Thomas A. Grossi, Esq. In a recent published decision, A.J. v. R.J., the Appellate Division reversed and remanded the trial court’s ruling that awarded a transfer of custody as a sanction without a best interest analysis.  The trial court does have the authority to transfer custody as a sanction against a party, but it cannot … More Transfer of Custody as a Sanction Not Permitted Without Best Interest Analysis Under N.J.S.A. 9:2-4

Termination of Child Support, New Jersey, New Rule

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

Making Good Use of Your Breakout Session During Mediation

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

Safeguards To Put in Place Going Through a Divorce

Going through a divorce is oftentimes very traumatic, for both husband and wife. It is in essence, the death of a relationship. People who vowed their undying love and support, suddenly go out of their way to “win”. There are never any real winners. But litigants can protect themselves and courts are there as just … More Safeguards To Put in Place Going Through a Divorce