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Woman Brings Charges Against Ex-Husband for Intercepted E-mails

In a recent New York case, Zaratzian v. Abadir, a former wife, filed a lawsuit against her former husband and his attorney alleging they violated the Wiretap Act and Stored Communications Act when she discovered that her...more

9/23/2014 - Child Support Divorce Email Stored Communications Act Wiretap Act

Pro Se Litigants Afforded Same Rights as Those Represented by Counsel

And why shouldn’t they? The New Jersey Appellate Court determined that pros se litigants are entitled to the same rights and relief as those who are represented by counsel in Ridge at Back Brook, LLC v. Klenert. This decision...more

9/2/2014 - Pro Se Litigants

NJ Alimony Bill Making Major Changes in System

On Monday, June 30, 2014, the NJ Senate Judiciary Committee passed legislation that would drastically change alimony awards in future divorce cases and is currently awaiting a signature by Governor Christie. The bill,...more

7/7/2014 - Alimony Divorce

Woman Scorned Tries to Poison Husband’s Pregnant Mistress

Recently, the Supreme Court issued a decision n which the facts of the case could be used for the screenplay for a docudrama.us v. bond In a small Philadelphia suburb, a husband and wife were experiencing marital...more

6/20/2014 - Anti-Terrorism Act Chemical Weapons SCOTUS

Must Live In New Jersey To Use New Jersey Courts

Recent decision has impact for traveling athletes,and that is if you do not live in New Jersey, you cannot have New Jersey courts modify your court orders. Superior Court Judge Sohail Mohammed, in a ruling released...more

2/28/2014 - Jurisdiction Personal Jurisdiction Residency Requirements Residency Status

Back to School and Back to Court, Litigating your Divorce and Custody Matter

Every September brings excitement for thousands of children leaving the house for the first time and attending school and for those going back to school. The little yellow bus turning the corner also brings excitement and...more

9/26/2013 - Arbitration Child Custody Divorce Mediation

College Savings and Divorce, Think this is Possible???

The average cost of attending a private, four year college full time during the 2012-2013 school year was estimated by the College Board to be a whopping $43,289 annually. At $22,261, the average annual cost of attending a...more

6/4/2013 - Colleges Divorce Savings Plans

Beat it, Granny! Colorado Takes Strict Stance on Great-Grandparent Visitation

When a legal custodian refuses to allow visitation, many states have statutes which allow grandparents (and sometimes siblings) to apply to the court for an order for visitation. In New Jersey, N.J.S.A 9:2-7.1 mandates that a...more

5/22/2013

Should the Court be Allowed to Disclose a Youth Pastor’s History of Sexual Abuse?

Well, that depends on who is answering the question. Only if the New Jersey legislature amends N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.10a. When a man who had been found to have abused and neglected his two children applied for a job as a youth...more

4/17/2013 - Child Abuse Child Protective Services Churches Request For Information Sexual Abuse

Alimony in New Jersey

Alimony is governed by N.J.S.A. 2A34:23-b. In New Jersey, there are four categories of alimony to consider: (1) Limited Duration Alimony, (2) Reimbursement Alimony, (3) Rehabilitative Alimony, and (4) Permanent Alimony....more

3/26/2013 - Alimony Divorce

Suit against Psychologist for Opining on supervised Visit

Recently, in Washington D.C. a 15 month old boy was murdered by his own father by being drowned in a bathtub. The mother had applied for and was granted supervised parenting time. The father was evaluated. The psychologist,...more

2/22/2013 - Child Visitation Wrongful Death

So how long is long enough to prevail on a modification application?

Well, depending on what county your case is venued in, it depends. Recently in Foley v. Foley, the defendant, ex-husband, filed an appeal from an Order from the Family Court that denied his motion to reduce his alimony...more

2/1/2013 - Alimony Evidentiary Hearings Modification Unemployment

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