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Navigating Parental Alienation and Narcissism in the Jewish Community: A Closer Look at Challenges and Solutions

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Divorce is an emotionally charged journey that can take a toll on all parties involved, particularly when children are caught in the crossfire. Within the Jewish community, divorce comes with its own set of considerations,...more

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Is Your Kid’s Cellphone A Cause For Good or A Provocation?

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It’s only Wednesday but the Superior Court has already had a tough week in terms of parental insanity. On Tuesday we had T.P v. G.P., a protection from abuse case from Delaware County. There is plenty to unpack here but the...more

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High-Income Parents and Child Support

If you and/or your co-parent earn considerable income, an “above guidelines” child support award may be appropriate in your matter. Specifically, if the combined net family income exceeds $187,200, the factors set forth in...more

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Pushing the “Age of Me” Envelope. Does Any Marriage Survive “Modern Monogamy?”

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There are times today when you read about new conventions of behavior and pause to wonder: really? When today’s newsfeed started with a USA Today article about marriage that incorporates consensual outside relationships, this...more

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Custody Contempts: Where Rights Have Few Remedies

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Until the Covid pandemic throttled the judicial system the Pennsylvania Superior Court could bank on disposing of 7,500-8,000 filings a year. The vast majority of these are appeals from trial court rulings where one or both...more

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Does My Spouse Have Any Claim to My gifted or Inherited Assets in Our Divorce?

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The answer to this question is: it depends. In general, all assets in either party’s name or in which either party has a beneficial interest at the time of the divorce are subject to division in the overall division of...more

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Deferred Comp: The Iceberg Of Modern Income

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When this writer began his career in 1980, wages were pretty much the only form of employment compensation and life was easy. For regular wage earners, there was a bonus at years’ end. For executives, employers liked to see...more

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Will My Alimony Obligation Last Forever?

In the State of New Jersey, a dependent spouse who primarily relied upon the other spouse’s income to maintain the marital standard of living may be entitled to alimony as a part of an overall resolution of their divorce...more

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Deciding Who Keeps the House in a Divorce

One of the most common questions I am asked when a party files for a divorce is, “Who keeps the house?” There are often many considerations when answering this question. Foremost the spouse who wants to keep the house should...more

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“Hey Dad. Let Me Introduce You to My Other Dad.”

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As if life is not confusing enough, we saw a precedential Superior Court custody case published on September 6, 2023 which speaks to the brave, new world of parenting. S.J. is born in April 2020. Mom was then...more

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A Big Win for Get Advocate as Appellate Division Rules that Publicizing Get Refusal Protected by First Amendment

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In what has been touted as a monumental victory for Agunot in New Jersey, yesterday, the Appellate Division released a decision stating that a video publicizing a husband’s Get refusal is protected by First Amendment...more

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Going Through a Divorce? Ease the Transfer of Retirement Plan Assets With a QDRO

Despite its unusual sounding name, a QDRO isn’t an alien from a science fiction movie or a geometric equation. In fact, QDRO stands for “qualified domestic relations order.” If you’re in the process of a divorce, a QDRO may...more

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The Chair that George Washington Sat On. How Personal Property Gums Up Your Divorce.

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When they aren’t killing each other in courtrooms, people who practice family law can be an affable and interesting crowd. Lawyers in this business clash all the time so it can be tough to maintain a grudge. After so many...more

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[Webinar] My Will and My Divorce: Protecting Your Assets From Your Ex - September 26th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

During the divorce process, one often overlooked area is updating your estate plan. Divorce can impact beneficiary designations on life insurance policies, retirement accounts, and other assets and can also have tax...more

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Are You Thinking About a Do-it-Yourself Divorce?

Someone who opts to proceed with litigation without an attorney is called a “pro se party.” Pro se is a Latin term that means “on one’s own behalf.” While it is legally possible for you to represent yourself in your divorce...more

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New Guidelines and Forms for Parent Coordinators Published

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As I noted last month, there is a new court rule for parent coordinators effective September 1, 2023. At the time, they had not yet published the Guidelines. Yesterday, Directive 16-23 was published. Attached to the notice,...more

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I Don’t Appreciate Your Alleged Depreciation

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In Iowa, child and spousal support (alimony) amounts are mainly determined by each party’s income. But income is not the whole story. Parties may deduct certain qualified expenses, resulting in a lower income amount used in...more

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Terms of Estrangement: Should Your Estate Documents Be “Saying More.”

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Beginning in 2020 a new topic entered the estate planning world based on studies done at Cornell University. Cornell started what they call a “Family Reconciliation Project” and in 2021 they published data indicating that in...more

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Costner Wars Round 2 Yields Another Kevin Victory in the War Over How Much is “Enough.”

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One of the benefits of “advice by blog” is that lawyers can be more objective in giving advice. There is not an anxious client sitting across the table asking if “Everything will be ok.” Divorce is a challenging world in the...more

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Compliance with Agreement to Submit to Bais Din’s Jurisdiction on the Issue of Get Not Optional, Appellate Division Rules

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Recently, several decisions have been released by the Appellate Division concerning when, where, how, and when a Court compel parties to submit to the authority of the Bais Din on Get-related issues. My February, 2023 blog...more

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War of the Ring: Who Gets the Bling if the Marriage Fails or Never Happens

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An engagement ring can be a powerful symbol of love and affection—but that sparkly rock can also empty out your bank account in a hurry. So, if your generous gift doesn’t precede a trip down the aisle or a lifelong marriage,...more

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Understanding the Various Types of Executive Deferred Compensation

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The “Nuts and Bolts” of a divorce includes understanding the income and assets of each spouse. When one party is a highly paid executive, income is often more than simply a salary that is reported on a W-2. It is important...more

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“Family Affair” Takes a New Twist

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In America we like to identify who we are by what we do. Thus, in almost every encounter when we meet new people the question turns to: “What do you do?” In my case, when the answer is 40 years of family law, the response is...more

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A Win for Divorce Litigants: NJ Supreme Court’s Cardali Decision Provides Clarity on Cohabitation

The New Jersey Supreme Court’s recent decision in Cardali v. Cardali is a clear win for divorce litigants seeking to terminate or suspend alimony payments. The decision provides significant clarity on what is needed to obtain...more

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Going Through a Divorce With Children? 4 Things to Keep in Mind for the Final Parenting Plan

It can feel overwhelming going through a divorce when you have children. There are so many things to consider that it can be tough to know where to start. If you have children under age 18 and are getting divorced in...more

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