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 In a recent unpublished decision, A.I.H (Plaintiff-Respondent) v. Z.O.F. (Defendant-Appellant), the Appellate Division affirmed the Trial court’s finding of harassment based on “the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

Justices Say Facebook Posts Are Not Threats Without “Intent “

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a post made on Facebook and possibly other social media, cannot be considered threatening if the author claims he/she didn’t intend for the posting to be perceived that way. A man was convicted for making violent remarks about his wife, law enforcement and other people on Facebook.  The wife filed a complaint … More Justices Say Facebook Posts Are Not Threats Without “Intent “

Monmouth and Ocean County Family Lawyers Blog

Welcome to the Monmouth and Ocean County Family Law Blog.  Stay tuned for information regarding child support, custody, emancipation, college expenses, trials, domestic violence matters, modifications to agreements, etc.  Our offices are located in Freehold , New Jersey.  We practice in New York as well.  Our matrimonial and trial attorneys will help you navigate through your marital … More Monmouth and Ocean County Family Lawyers Blog