Judge Larry Jones, Ocean County Family Court Judge, has issued an unpublished decision regarding the newly amended alimony statute attempting to define when a party can apply to modify or terminate their alimony obligation based on their “prospective” retirement. Judge Jones has said in his decision in Mueller v. Mueller, decided on April 22, 2016 … More Alimony Modifications for Retirement
In a recent opinion of Healing v. Healing, App. Div. April 4, 2016, our Appellate Division made it very clear that the language in the new alimony statute does not modify agreements entered into prior to the date of the new statute. N.J.S.A. 1A:34-23(j)(1), the new alimony statute, states, in part, “There shall be a rebuttable … More Is Permanent Alimony Really Permanent?
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 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
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!
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.
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?