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
Despite the Appellate Division decision in the Temple case in 2021 that seemingly made it easier to show a prima facie case of cohabitation necessary to get discovery and perhaps…Continue Reading Supreme Court Decides Cardali – Prima Facie Case of Cohabitation Now Easier to Show
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
It should come as no surprise that after the end of a relationship, people sometimes do bad things to the former love of their life. Really, it’s a tale as…Continue Reading Vindictive Report to DCPP Can Constitute Harassment Under the Domestic Violence Statute
The issue of gifting comes up with some frequency in family law cases. Generally, gifts from third parties that are not subsequently commingled are exempt from equitable distribution. Parties also…Continue Reading Is a Gift a Gift if You Don’t Know You Got it?
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!
From time to time, we have written regarding pet custody, though there is very little case law on the issue. Historically, pets were treated as chattel (property) and courts did…Continue Reading Premarital Cats Treated as Property
I still hear people call the 2014 Amendments to the alimony statute “the new statute.” Almost 9 years later, it is no longer new. That said, since that time, there…Continue Reading Trial Court Applies Wrong Retirement Standard to a Pre-2014 Alimony Obligation
Parental alienation cases are hard. They are hard for the alienated parent. They are hard on the Judge, who may not have the tools or the time to effectively deal…Continue Reading Another Parental Alienation Fiasco in the Courts
For many divorce attorneys, the busy season starts after the first of the year. Since practically the inception of this blog, I have posted on the phenomenon of the New…Continue Reading The New Year’s Resolution Divorce – 2023 Edition