Under the guise of the concept that “it costs more to live in two houses than it does one” or “when parties are living separate, they both can’t continue to enjoy the marital lifestyle”, very often, when deciding pendente lite (i.e. interim) support motions, judges go through the gymnastics of…Continue Reading Marital Lifestyle is the Standard for Pendente Lite Alimony Too
A previous post from August 22, 2010 defined “shared parenting” by New Jersey standards, specifically:…Continue Reading What Constitutes an Overnight for Child Support Purposes?
More and more, we have seen medical practices bought up by hospitals, large medical groups…Continue Reading You May Not Get to Reduce Your Alimony if Your Voluntary Sale of Your Business Reduces Your Income
Typically, divorce cases are handled by the court on the “FM” docket and cases involving people that weren’t married but have children together are handled on the “FD” or non-dissolution…Continue Reading Sometimes the Disposition of an FD Matter is Like the Wild West
Frequently, judicial opinions cite the cases that say settlement of disputes ranks high in New Jersey’s public policy. Accordingly, it is very difficult to get a trial court to set…Continue Reading Appellate Division Overturns Order Denying Motion to Vacate 8 Year Old Divorce for Fraud
When parties get divorced and there are children in high school or younger, they often reserve on what their financial contributions towards the children’s post-secondary educational expenses will look like.Continue Reading Appellate Division Reverses Court Imposed Cap on College Contributions
Sadly, serious fractures in a parent-child relationship come up frequently in our practice. Sometimes, it is because of a parent’s self-destructive conduct (e.g. drug or alcohol addiction, abuse, untreated mental…Continue Reading COURT DELAYS REUNIFICATION THERAPY DEFERRING TO THE WISHES OF A 12 YEAR OLD
As we have written before, alternate dispute resolution is a favored way to resolve divorce matters, whether it be mediation or binding arbitration. One reason that people choose the arbitration…Continue Reading No “Do-Overs” When You Agree to Arbitrate Your Divorce
In a recent unpublished (non-precedential) Appellate Division decision, K.W. v. S.W., the Court addressed income, expenses and bad faith within the context of a child support calculation and ongoing custody…Continue Reading THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARE SELF-EMPLOYED AND PLAY GAMES WITH YOUR INCOME
So you are in court or maybe on a conference with a judge and you make a factual statement about the other side. Maybe it is about some less than…Continue Reading Whataboutism – It isn’t Just for Politics Anymore
COUNSEL FEE AWARDS FOR CHILD-RELATED LITIGATION CAN BE QUALIFIED AS SUPPORT TO RESTRAIN THE OBLIGOR DISCHARGING THE OBLIGATION IN BANKRUPTCY – BISBING II
We previously blogged about the Bisbing matter with respect to the precedent-setting decision that modified the standard for a custodial parent seeking to relocate with the minor children outside of…Continue Reading COUNSEL FEE AWARDS FOR CHILD-RELATED LITIGATION CAN BE QUALIFIED AS SUPPORT TO RESTRAIN THE OBLIGOR DISCHARGING THE OBLIGATION IN BANKRUPTCY – BISBING II
Child Support and Residing Away from Home at Boarding School: the Logical Extension of the College Support Analysis
The Appellate Division’s July 6, 2021 decision follows nearly a decade of post-judgment divorce litigation between the parties. Defendant appealed three (3) Family Part orders which (1) denied his motion…Continue Reading Child Support and Residing Away from Home at Boarding School: the Logical Extension of the College Support Analysis
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