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New Jersey Family Law

NJ Alimony & Divorce Reforms Signed Into Law

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Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey recently signed a number of bills into law, two of which will affect our family law clients with cases in New Jersey. One of the new laws makes major changes to the process courts must use to decide how much alimony to award and how long to award it. […]

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Help! My Ex is Doing Everything Possible to Stall Our Divorce. How Can an Attorney Help?

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QUESTION: How can a lawyer help me deal with a spouse who is controlling, uncooperative and withholds information because they don’t want to get a divorce? You know that your marriage is over, but your ex has other ideas. He or she doesn’t want to get divorced and is doing everything possible to stall the […]

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Keeping Your Divorce Private When You Are in the Public Eye

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While your career may be newsworthy, your private life should remain private. However, when a professional athlete, entertainer, CEO, or politician gets divorced, there is the potential that the divorce will become front page news. Although some believe there is no such thing as bad publicity, the details of your divorce can harm your personal […]

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Alimony Reform in New Jersey

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In  September 2014, New Jersey’s Governor signed into law Bill A-845 and made Alimony Reform in New Jersey a reality. The new provisions will be applied to future divorces. However, there is a “rebuttal presumption” that alimony payments will end once ex-spouses currently paying alimony reach “full retirement age.” The 2014 statute replaces the term […]

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NJ Court Examines Parent’s Duty to Pay College Expenses

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The New Jersey Appellate Division recently affirmed an order requiring a father to contribute to his children’s college expenses, though it also remanded the case back to the trial court to decide the amount of the required contribution. The name of the case was Fletcher v. Euston. In its opinion, the Appellate Division evaluated the […]

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Cohabitation and Permanent Alimony Modification in New Jersey

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The New Jersey Appellate Division recently addressed the effect of co-habitation on alimony in New Jersey divorces. The case, Reese v. Weis, involved a husband and wife who divorced in 1996. Pursuant to their final divorce judgment, the husband was to pay permanent alimony of $100,000 per year. Permanent alimony is alimony that the lower-income […]

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New Jersey Court Hears Argument on Children’s Last Names Post-Divorce

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Recent oral arguments at the New Jersey Supreme Court focused on children’s last names after divorce, as reported by the Legal Intelligencer on March 15, 2013. According to the Intelligencer, lawyers debated whether a child should receive her mother’s last name if she lives primarily with the mother after divorce. In the case, Emma v. […]

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New Jersey Case Information Statement Explained

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If you have a contested family action in New Jersey and there are issues as to custody, support, alimony or equitable distribution, you will need to complete a Case Information Statement. The Case Information Statement, known as a CIS, must be filed with a Complaint or within 20 days of the filing of an Answer […]

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