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
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?
One of the first options to consider when you start your divorce is whether you want to proceed through litigation, mediation, or arbitration.
In general, at the outset of a…Continue Reading Be Prepared for Your Divorce Series: Part III – Litigation, Mediation, or Arbitration?
Deadlines are commonplace in Marital Settlement Agreements negotiated incident to a divorce. In fact, most Orders from the Court contain time-sensitive obligations. But, what happens when someone misses that date…Continue Reading Delay, Waiver & Law of the Case Doctrine
We live in a very transient society; particularly New Jersey. There is greater outbound traffic from New Jersey than any other State. The reasons for these moves may vary, but…Continue Reading Temporary Absences & Custody Determinations under the New Jersey UCCJEA
In anticipation of this series, I reached out to some former clients and asked them: How could you have been better prepared for your divorce?
One client told me that…Continue Reading Be Prepared for Your Divorce Series: Part II – Gather Your Proofs
We previously blogged in 2014 about Marsico v. Marsico, where the trial court barred a litigant from appearing and testifying in a divorce matter through a designated power of…
Continue Reading Reported Appellate Division Decision Touches on Incapacitation, Guardianship & Divorce
For many divorce attorneys, the busy season starts after the first of the year. For the last several years, I have posted on the phenomenon of the New Year’s Resolution…
Continue Reading The New Year’s Resolution Divorce – 2022 Edition
Many people think that palimony is just alimony with a “P” and that the mere existence of a long term unmarried relationship, where the people live together, is enough to…
Continue Reading Palimony Isn’t Alimony – Having a Long Term Relationship Alone Doesn’t Give You a Right to Support
Some people think there are no winners in divorce court. While I like to have a more optimistic outlook, it goes without saying that family law cases sometimes yield unhappy…
Continue Reading Unhappy with a Family Court Order? Use Procedural Error to Cure a Substantive Mistake