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
Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed to address whether the protection against marital status discrimination under the state’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) serves to prevent an employer from discharging an...more
For many divorcing couples, a closely-held business is the most valuable marital asset. In most cases, it is likely that only one spouse will remain with the business, raising this key issue: How can the interest of the...more
A lawyer needs to understand the first law of thermonuclear dynamics – energy can neither be created nor destroyed; it is merely transferred or converted from one object to another.
That’s what emotions are like. My...more
When a divorce becomes final, a court issues rulings regarding spousal or child support, and child custody and visitation. These rulings are based on the circumstances of each spouse at the time of the divorce. However,...more
To the other four minority owners who enjoyed the meteoric rise of Meddlin Hands Cleaning Products, when Lucy Knott sued their majority partner Tigh A. Knott for divorce, the divorce was anything but routine. Lucy wants half...more
These days social media is ubiquitous. Everyone, young and old, enjoys some form of social media — from Facebook to Twitter to Instagram– we are all spending significant time posting our life happenings, likes and dislikes,...more
An Affidavit of Financial Information (“AFI”) is a court-approved form that is utilized in divorce cases for a number of purposes primarily where child support, spousal maintenance and/or attorney fees are at issue....more
Imagine a divorce which has been ongoing for several years. The experts essentially agree on the numbers for valuing the marital estate; the lawyers essentially agree on the options for resolution. Hours and hours have been...more
The world of divorce can be a messy and scary place. One area that is problematic is when a couple, during happier times, engaged in filming or photographing nude or sexual acts, which were done merely to illustrate the...more
Because there are no opinions and no grants in the Supreme Court's order list this morning, this is a good opportunity for me to do the promised post on the petitions granted in the October 3, 2014 order list. ...more
On September 22, 2014, the New Jersey Supreme Court declared to hear the case of Quinn v. Quinn. In the case, the couple was married for twenty-three years until they divorced in 2006. The Husband agreed to pay the Wife...more
Thanks to the NFL these past few weeks, domestic violence has gained national attention and even received a comment from the President of the United States. However, domestic violence (“DV”) is bigger than most American’s...more
Reader comment sections have become ubiquitous to websites that host original content. They serve the interests of the website host by attracting traffic and ultimately advertising revenue, generating buzz for contributors...more
As I am writing this article, it is the day after the first week of NFL football games. The sole topic on the cover of sports websites, discussed on sports radio shows and covered on ESPN and other sports channels is the...more
In a previous blog we posted about a spouses cheating and whether it’s a crime to spy on them. Following up with that post:
On many occasions clients have wanted to know if the texts they have or the emails or Facebook...more
It is now common for divorcing spouses to seek means of resolving issues in their family law proceeding outside the traditional court system. As in many jurisdictions, the overwhelming numbers of cases and limited judicial...more
Co-parent counseling: counseling focused on assisting parents in the process of sharing responsibility for raising children in an environment that promotes healing, cooperation and growth.
As a family law attorney, I...more
In its weekly orders (10/3/14), the Texas Supreme Court issued one new opinion and a revised opinion on rehearing in another case. Click here to read the order list. Click here to access the opinions. (The Court also granted...more
Parties in New Jersey who pay are about to pay alimony, or already pay alimony, should understand some recent changes to the statute that may impact their obligations. Some of the most critical changes are detailed below....more
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
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