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15 YEAR MARRIAGE NETS PERMANENT & REHABILITATION ALIMONY – BUT REMAND ON IMPUTATION OF INCOME TO WIFE

Posted in Alimony

In an interesting unreported decision released on August 3, 2009 entitled Mathias v. Mathias, a wife was granted both permanent and rehabilitation alimony after a 15 year marriage.  In this case, the husband was a state trooper.  The wife had cared for the children, by agreement, though she had worked on and off as a… Continue Reading

APPELLATE DIVISION AFFIRMS WHAT IT DEEMED WAS TRIAL COURT MODIFICATION OF A PARTIES’ CUSTODY AGREEMENT AS TO DECISION MAKING

Posted in Custody, Modification

Last week we blogged about a recent unreported Appellate Division case where I was the attorney for the winning party at trial and on appeal.  To view the prior post, click here - to view the Appellate Division opinion, click here.  In last week’s post, I blogged about the importance of credibility.  There were other interesting parts… Continue Reading

READ MARK ASHTON’S EXCELLENT POST ENTITLED “SIZING UP THE LITIGATION: AN EXAMINATION OF COST VS. BENEFIT”

Posted in Practice Issues

Mark Ashton, a partner in our Exton, Pennsylvania office, and the editor of the firm’s Pennsylvania Family Law blog, wrote an excellent post on that blog entitled, "Sizing Up the Litigation:  An Examination of Cost vs. Benefit.  To read the post, click here. The point of the post is that a litigant should choose their battles wisely, recognizing the… Continue Reading

READ MARK ASHTON’S INTERESTING POST ENTITLED “MEDIATE, ARBITRATE, NEGOTIATE: WHAT’S A CLIENT TO DO?”

Posted in Practice Issues

Mark Ashton, a partner in our Exton, Pennsylvania office, and the editor of the firm’s Pennsylvania Family Law blog, wrote an interesting post on that blog entitled Mediate, Arbitrate, Negotiate:  What’s a Client to Do?" To read the post, click here. Mark’s blog entry goes through the options of alternate dispute resolution.  Like Pennsylvania, in New… Continue Reading

READ MARK ASHTON’S EXCELLENT NEW BLOG ENTRY ENTITLED “STOCK OPTION DEVELOPMENTS”

Posted in Alimony, Child Support, Equitable Distribution, Practice Issues

Mark Ashton, a partner in our Exton, Pennsylvania office, and the editor of the firm’s Pennsylvania Family Law blog, wrote an excellent post on that blog entitled "Stock Option Developments."  To read the post, click here. Stock options have become a large part of executive compensation over the last few decades.  Moreover, they have become common additional/incentive compensation even… Continue Reading

IT’S A DOGS LIFE – THE APPELLATE DIVISION ISSUES REPORTED DECISION ON POSSESSION OF A DOG

Posted in Cohabitants' Rights, Practice Issues

On March 10, 2009, the Appellate Division issued a precedential (reported) decision on the issue of the possession of a dog in the case of Houseman v. Dare.  To see the full text of the case, click here. The parties were together for 13 years.  In 1999 they purchased a house together.  In 2000, they got… Continue Reading

MADOFF MESS HITS DIVORCE COURT

Posted in Equitable Distribution

All over the papers this week is the story of post-judgment litigation in New York.  In this case, in June 2006, the parties agreed to evenly split the $5.4 million in an account they had with Madoff Securities.  As a result, the husband gave the wife  $2.7 million in cash, and retained the account. As a result… Continue Reading

SCARY APPELLATE DECISION REGARDING PERMANENT ALIMONY/RETIREMENT

Posted in Alimony, Modification, Practice Issues

I was reading an unreported Appellate Division case released today and gasped when I read the following sentence, " …Moreover, the permanent alimony figure was negotiated and presumably contemplated defendant’s retirement since he was fifty-three years old when he appeared before Judge Piscal on September 19, 2000."  To read the full case, click here. While the facts… Continue Reading