Trial Judge’s Failure to use magic words, “purpose to harass,” Not Reversible Error for Finding of Harassment Under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act

By:  Thomas A. Grossi, Esq. In a recent unpublished decision, A.I.H (Plaintiff-Respondent) v. Z.O.F. (Defendant-Appellant), the Appellate Division affirmed the Trial court’s finding of harassment based on “the court’s unequivocal rejection of defendant’s purported reason for continuously contacting plaintiff.” The parties were unmarried parents of a young son, and at the time of the underlying … More Trial Judge’s Failure to use magic words, “purpose to harass,” Not Reversible Error for Finding of Harassment Under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act

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?

New Child Support Rule In Effect

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

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