Who pays attorney fees in a divorce proceeding?
Should I Get a Job While Going Through My Divorce? Can I Quit My Job?
Can my ex-spouse see our children if he/she does not pay the court ordered child support?
What do we do with the children once the divorce action is filed?
Can I complete my divorce without a trial?
Can I appeal a dissolution?
What is a Resolution Management Conference?
What is a petition for dissolution of marriage and what does it mean to serve the petition?
How long will it take for my divorce to be final and how much will it cost?
What is spousal maintenance and how is it determined in Arizona?
Can I appeal my divorce case?
Civilized Divorce through Mediation
Richard and Rachel Rich married 30 years ago and enjoyed a tempestuous union ever since. One year prior to their marriage, Richard started up a small computer products company, Orange Computers....more
When parents don’t agree on a child custody issue, the parenting plan is the tiebreaker. Given this power, family law attorneys need to draft parenting plans with the utmost care to make sure that uncertainty and ambiguity...more
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
On September 10, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed an alimony reform bill into law, which makes significant changes to the New Jersey alimony statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23. While the new law does not create alimony...more
In addition to signing the alimony bill into law, Governor Christie also signed the Family Collaborative Law Act on Wednesday, September 10th. The Act had been unanimously passed by the Senate in late June before it arrived...more
You don’t! Unlike several other states, Pennsylvania does not require separating parties to go to court and request that a judge issue a formal decree separating the parties. Rather, separating parties in Pennsylvania may...more
Certainly not every high profile celebrity-type divorce is handled in a confidential manner, as evidenced by the public divorce of Frank and Jamie McCourt. However, by and large, high profile divorces are handled quickly and...more
In an interesting case, Clementi v. Clementi, Wife petitioned the court for sole ownership of the mortgage free marital home, estimated at $200,000, when her Husband failed to respond to her divorce complaint which resulted...more
Have you recently married or gotten divorced? A change in marital status definitely warrants another look at your estate plan. If a person gets married and fails to update their estate plan, it can result in the new spouse...more
Many businesses choose to reward their employees with stock options in lieu of other forms of compensation. Frequently, these options are not vested when awarded, but rather vest over time....more
There's nothing simple about divorce and bankruptcy. We'll peel off one leaf of that very large subject and see what can happen if someone files bankruptcy after a divorce with a property settlement....more
In Leggio v. Leggio, a New Jersey court determined that in a judgment of divorce from bed and board, a person seeking a name change must submit their application under the requirements of the general name change statute...more
Divorce is messy, divorce is costly – and it should be avoided wherever possible. Spouses should always attempt to mitigate their losses and one way to do this is to consider designing the divorce settlement to include...more
The Illinois Appellate Court’s recent opinion in In re Marriage of Micheli, 2014 IL App (2d) 121245 (filed July 31, 2014), illustrates the necessity of retaining appellate specialists to handle all post-trial and appellate...more
Our attorneys believe in standing up for both mothers and fathers who are embattled in a litigated custody battle. We have vast experience helping parents understand New Jersey laws governing custody and how to effectively...more
In a published decision, Ocean County Superior Court Judge Lawrence Jones declared that a spouse involved in a divorce action must personally participate in the proceeding where the spouse is found to be mentally...more
The recently divorced have likely had their fill of legal documents and proceedings, but it’s important that they review their estate plan as soon as possible to ensure they’re protected against unintended consequences. This...more
In This Issue:
- Unintended consequences: After divorce, review your
estate plan to avoid surprises
- Protecting your real estate assets
- How will the GST tax affect your estate plan?
In the divorce process, love is indeed a battlefield. But, at some point, that battlefield clears, usually when you and your soon-to-be former spouse finally sign on the dotted line, officially announcing yourselves as...more
When I tell people that I practice family law, I’m prepared for their response. It is typically a grimace followed by a comment like, “I could never do that.”
“Divorce attorneys,” are viewed by some as the bottom...more
Many people struggle emotionally with the decision to file a divorce complaint. Divorce is not something that anyone pursues lightly. Most people want to be sure that they have exhausted every effort to work issues out with...more
In Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad, 2014 WL 2894924 (App. Div. June 27, 2014), the Appellate Division held that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination’s (NJLAD) prohibition against discrimination based on “marital status”...more
In earlier blog posts, we discussed how social media can often be used against a party in a divorce action. Social media posts have the potential to be used as evidence in domestic violence matters, in custody matters, in...more
Arizona law prohibits either spouse in a divorce proceeding from removing the other spouse from health insurance plans. This allows continuity of coverage during the proceeding, but once the divorce is finalized, it is...more
On July 9, 2014, in Citizens State Bank Norwood Young America v. Gordon Brown, et al., the Minnesota Supreme Court held that Minnesota's Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act ("MUFTA") may be applied to transfers of assets made as...more
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