MONTCLAIR, N.J. — Have a Family Law or Divorce issue? If you would like the opportunity to get your questions answered about a family law or divorce matter during the taping of the new TV/video show Family Law: Jersey Style on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Montclair State University, you still have an opportunity. Family […]

NJ Safe Act Provides Workplace Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Month is a time to reflect on a number of very sobering statistics. In the United States this year, it is estimated that 1 in 5 women and almost 1 out of every 10 men will be physically assaulted by a current or former spouse, cohabiting partner, boyfriend, girlfriend or date in their […]

Are Prenups Still A Good Idea in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, Governor Christie recently signed into a law a revised set of rules concerning how prenuptial and pre-civil unions agreements in the state are written up and enforced. The changes are revisions to the New Jersey Uniform Premarital and Pre-Civil Union Agreement Act and are intended to make it more difficult to modify […]

Risks of Self-Representation and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Divorce

We often work with individuals who have come to our office looking for legal assistance after trying, and not having much success, with representing themselves in their divorce. The legal term that refers to self-representation in a court matter is known as representing yourself pro-se. This term, however, may be more than a little ironic […]

The “M” in Alimony – Continued Discussions Arise on the Topic of Manimony

Divorce law is changing with the times…or is it? Not so long ago, when a husband divorced his wife, he paid alimony so she could live “in the style to which she was accustomed.” These alimony payments were often an ex-wife’s sole source of support in an America where most women didn’t work. Today, not […]

Fit Parent Who Failed To Protect Children From Unfit One Loses Her Rights

When parents become embroiled in a bitter child custody battle, one parent will often accuse the other of being abusive and unfit to care for the child. These charges may be true, of course, but a new custody ruling from New Jersey’s high court–declaring that even a worthy mother can lose her parental rights if […]