Divorce is an emotionally charged journey that can take a toll on all parties involved, particularly when children are caught in the crossfire. Within the Jewish community, divorce comes withContinue Reading Navigating Parental Alienation and Narcissism in the Jewish Community: A Closer Look at Challenges and Solutions
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
Recently, several decisions have been released by the Appellate Division concerning when, where, how, and when a Court compel parties to submit to the authority of the Bais Din on…Continue Reading Compliance with Agreement to Submit to Bais Din’s Jurisdiction on the Issue of Get Not Optional, Appellate Division Rules
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 recent Appellate Division decision of Litton v. Litton presents an extreme case of what happens when a litigant agrees to submit his or her dispute to arbitration in Rabbinical…Continue Reading A Tale of Two Forums: From Bais Din to the Appellate Division and then Back Again (and Again, and Again)
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?