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

Why Hire An Experienced Matrimonial Attorney?

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, What Happens After the Process?

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?

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

The Great Family Divide – North versus South, Single v. Dual Parenting After a Divorce

According to a recent story in the New York Post, there is a documented difference in the number of families that are raising children with two parents in the North and South.   The author suggests that his research confirms that children growing up across much of the Northern part of the country are much more likely to … More The Great Family Divide – North versus South, Single v. Dual Parenting After a Divorce

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