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Tag Archives: Teaneck Divorce Attorneys

GET ABUSE: HOW MANY OTHERS ARE OUT THERE?

Posted in Divorce, Practice Issues

Last week, I wrote several blog posts about the plight of so-called “Agunot,” which describes a woman whose husband has refused to grant her a Jewish divorce, via a get – the bill which the husband gives to the wife in order to free her to marry again. In particular, I highlighted the plight of one agunah,… Continue Reading

In Business Valuation, Are Hypothetical Costs of Sale Considered to Reduce Value? Court in NJ vs. PA Disagree

Posted in Equitable Distribution, Practice Issues

While there are many similarities between the states when it comes to family law, there are also many differences.  That fact was recently highlighted in the context of business valuation, specifically, what things should be considered to arrive at a value for equitable distribution, in a post recently seen on our firm’s Pennsylvania Family Law… Continue Reading

When True Shared Parenting Isn’t 50-50 for Relocation Analysis

Posted in Custody, Visitation/Parenting Time

We have blogged about the issue of relocation (removal) with children after a divorce and the standards that a court must follow.  To see our prior posts, click here, here and here.  The considerations are different if the parties have a truly shared parenting plan or if the non-custodial parent has something less than 50-50.  In… Continue Reading

WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT MY CASE IS DISMISSED BECAUSE I WANT TO GET MY OWN EXPERT?

Posted in Custody, Practice Issues

In an interesting unreported (non-precedential) decision released on October 13, 2010, the Appellate Division held that it was error to dismiss a case simply because a litigant was not ready to proceed on the date of a final hearing because they sought their own expert in a custody matter.  In McCain v. Schultz the court, which… Continue Reading

Will the Palimony Statute Be Applied Retroactively – The Appellate Division May Soon Tell Us

Posted in Palimony

In January 2010, on his way out of office, Governor Corzine signed a bill requiring palimony agreements to be in writing.  We previously blogged on the enactment of that law.  The question that arose is whether the bill was prospective in nature or whether it applied retroactively.  At a seminar I attended in May, I heard a… Continue Reading

Appellate Division Reverses Award, Without a Plenary Hearing, of Joint Legal Custody, to Someone Guilty of Domestic Violence

Posted in Custody, Domestic Violence

On June 28, 2010, the Appellate Division released the unreported (non-precedential) opinion in the case of "O.R. v. H.S."  In this case, the Appellate Division reversed the trial court’s Order, rendered without a plenary hearing and where there were disputed facts, granting the defendant joint legal custody.  In this case, the parties were never married. While the… Continue Reading

MORE ON THE ISSUE OF A CHILD’S RELIGIOUS UPBRINGING

Posted in Custody

Once again from the Windy City, another article from Manya Brachear of the Chicago Tribune reports on a child’s religious upbringing post-divorce in an interfaith context, this time discussing a decision from a Cook County judge who decided that a father could take his daughter to church services to "expose" her to his religion during his parenting time.  From… Continue Reading

READ THE POST ENTITLED “PARENTAL ALIENATION: PROGRAMS SEEK SOLUTIONS TO PARENT/CHILD DISCORD” FROM OUR PENNSYLVANIA FAMILY LAW BLOG

Posted in Custody

Aaron Weems, an associate in our Bucks County office and editor Fox Rothschild’s Pennsylvania Family Law Blog wrote an interesting entry entitled "Parental Alienation:  Programs Seek Solutions to Parent/Child Discord."  The post discusses two programs that deal with parental alienation.  One is Overcoming Barriers Family Camp in Natick, Massachusetts,  The other is the Rachel Foundation for Family Reintegration located in Kerrville, Texas…. Continue Reading

ON TIGER, “INDISCRETIONS”, “INFIDELITIES” AND SO ON – ALL OF THE GOSSIP GIVES RISE TO A GREAT LAW SCHOOL EXAM QUESTION

Posted in Alimony, Custody, Divorce, Practice Issues

I have blogged several times about the celebrity divorces that have been in the news, from John & Kate, to Christie Brinkley, to Stephanie Seymour, to Jim Nantz, to the McCourts who own the LA Dodgers and others. Every day for the last few weeks, Tiger Woods has been front page news regarding what he first called "indiscretions"… Continue Reading

SHOULD YOU MAKE A MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION?

Posted in Practice Issues

In New Jersey, in a family court matter, if a party’s position is unreasonable or taken in bad faith, the other party can seek reimbursement of attorney’s fees. This was the case in the recent unpublished decision of Ramirez v. Ramirez, New Jersey App. Div., Docket No. A-2035-08T32035-08T3, November 24, 2009.   In Ramirez, the parties were… Continue Reading