I started reading C.G. v. D.W., an unreported (non-precedential) Appellate Division case released on March 1, 2024, sucked in by the opening sentence about the court’s denial of an intra-stateContinue Reading Custody Decision Vacated Over Failure to Interview 10 Year Old To Find Out His Preference
Alimony is generally modifiable if a substantial and continuing change of circumstances can be shown. Typically, when we think about changes of circumstances in this regard, we generally look at…Continue Reading Changes in Parenting Responsibilities Can Be a Change of Circumstances to Increase Alimony
Going back more than three decades, there are Appellate Division cases that offer caution about the abuse of the domestic violence statute to get a leg up in an impending…Continue Reading Courts Should Not Issue FROs To Address Parenting Issue
It is not uncommon for grandparents or other family members to get custody of other family members when the children’s parents have issues preventing them from caring for their children…Continue Reading Do Parents have to Consent to Relatives Becoming Psychological Parents?
One of my favorite holiday movies is Four Christmases (in addition to Home Alone, Elf, Christmas Vacation, Planes Trains + Automobiles… okay, call me basic). In the movie, a non-married…Continue Reading Four Christmases – How to Plan for Sharing the Holidays
Almost like King Solomon suggesting that a child be cut in two so that each parent can have half, more and more, I am hearing about judges and custody evaluators…Continue Reading When it Comes to Shared Parenting, Shouldn’t the Ability to Co-Parent be Paramount?
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.Continue Reading New Guidelines and Forms for Parent Coordinators Published
From the earliest days of this blog in 2008, one of my frequent topics has been the use of parent coordinators. Originally, there was a Pilot Program instituted by…Continue Reading New Court Rule for Parent Coordinators Coming September 1st
I have written a bunch on this blog about the use of parent coordinators. In fact, one of the most read blog posts on this blog, almost 4 years after…Continue Reading Who Can Serve as a Parent Coordinator? Appellate Division Doesn’t Know!
It’s 2023. Oversharing on social media is the norm for so many. And interestingly, social media use upticks as spouses are contemplating divorce.
A 2014 study published in the journal…Continue Reading Beware Of These Social Media Blunders If You’re Going Through a Divorce