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What Would A Judge Do?

IT’S IN HER DISCRETION.  SHOULD WE LEAVE IT TO HER OR TRY AND WORK IT OUT? Every day numerous judges throughout the State hear cases involving family matters. The Courts/Judges process Read More

What Do I Do If My Spouse Is An Alcoholic Or Takes Drugs?

I was once before a Judge in the Superior court of New Jersey on a Domestic Violence case and he said, “We have eighteen Judges here in this Court.  If Read More

How Does The Court Handle Alcoholism And Related Domestic Violence

If a husband or wife has a drinking problem, it affects the other spouse and the children. The drinking is often accompanied by rage and domestic violence.  Sometimes this has Read More

Is It Better To Go Through Mediation?

The New Jersey Court Rules require that parties to a divorce have been advised of the option to use mediation to resolve their divorce. Mediation can be done with both Read More

Mediation And Arbitration in New Jersey Divorce: Can One Person Serve As Both?

A decision by the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division offers a broad overview of the functions and parameters of two key Alternative Dispute Resolution methods available for couples divorcing Read More

Relocation With Children After Divorce

If a custodial parent decides to relocate after divorce to a distant location which affects parenting time, in contested cases, the best interest of the children is the factor that Read More

Guilt Manipulation, Is It Abuse?

A man was unable to hold a job, had a wife and two small children. He suffered from depression and thus his reasoning for not being employed.  (By the way, Read More

Spousal Support/Alimony

In New Jersey the law governing spousal support changed in 2014 with the Amendment of the Alimony Act. A shift in the law and subsequent cases more nearly equalizes the Read More

Emotional Support for Family Matters

A family lawyer’s work as a “Counselor at Law” may involve some limited family and marriage counseling related to the legal advice being provided. However, the lawyer does not provide Read More

What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

A pre-nuptial agreement—also known as a “pre-nup” or “ante-nuptial agreement”—is a common tool to protect income and assets.  The agreement becomes enforceable upon marriage and applied in the event of Read More

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