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The courts may modify or dissolve a final restraining order for good cause

After a Final Restraining Order (FRO) is issued for domestic violence, the parties cannot be in the same place together. If the victim who has a Final Restraining Order approaches the Defendant or instigates conflict (such as a wife calling her husband names or going to where he is when he has parenting time), she Read More

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Working to Resolve Custody

Many divorce cases involve minor children with parents who struggle to get along. The tension between parents may leave them unable to make joint decisions for the best interests of the children. Throughout the divorce process, parents have the opportunity to achieve child custody, child visitation, and parenting plans that are workable for them and Read More

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Discretion of the Judge and Your Power to Settle

Every day numerous judges throughout the State hear cases involving family matters. The Courts/Judges process these matters and remedy the problem using an Order for relief and their discretion. Parties without the input of a judge can also create their own settlement with the help of attorneys, mediators, arbitrators or on their own. This is Read More

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Retirement and Alimony

After a long term marriage, when divorce occurs when people are older and getting to the time of retirement, the issues of alimony and equitable distribution require planning for retirement. If someone is getting divorced at age 55 who is married for 25 years but can retire at 67, the alimony may stop at retirement. Read More

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Restraining Orders in New Jersey Divorce Cases – AFF v. CHG

If you have been harassed or feel threatened by your spouse, a family member, or another person, you have a right to seek a restraining order that prevents the person from coming near you. These legal tools, unfortunately, can come in handy in divorce and related cases. New Jersey’s Superior Court recently explained some of the Read More

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Evidence, Appearance, and Other Responsibilities in Divorce Cases – In re Marriage of Norberg-Hurlburt

A spouse in a divorce case has certain responsibilities, including presenting evidence in support of his or her positions on the issues and showing up in court. A recent case out of Connecticut is a good example of what can happen when a person doesn’t meet those responsibilities. Although this case happened in another state, Read More

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