Category: Family Law

New Jersey Considers Making 50/50 Child Custody the “Default” Award

A recent Washington Post article reports that more than 20 States in the U.S. (including New Jersey) are considering passing laws which would make equally shared physical and legal custody of children after a divorce or separation the default standard model for child custody settlements. While New Jersey’s child custody statute N.J.S.A. 9:2-4 states that “[i]n any proceeding involving […]

By | December 13, 2017| Categories Child Custody, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Family Law Read More

The Fine Line Between Divorce Negotiation and Divorce Litigation

Even though our Morristown divorce and family law firm focuses on providing constructive and creative solutions to our clients’ divorces and family law matters, it is important to remember that not every divorce, or every aspect of your divorce, can be decided through negotiation or alternative methods like mediation or arbitration. Certain situations, and the […]

By | December 7, 2017| Categories Divorce, Family Law Read More

Keeping Your Divorce Amicable

While not every divorce can be resolved without at least some amount of litigation (having to argue and decide aspects of your divorce in a court room), the more you and your spouse can avoid the necessity of divorce litigation, the faster, cheaper, and less stressful your divorce will be.  So, if you are committed […]

By | November 29, 2017| Categories Divorce, Family Law Read More

Child’s Best Interest Standard Applied to Transgender Name Change Suit

Any time a New Jersey or Morris County court rules on any legal matter involving children, judges apply what is known as the “best interest standard” in order to determine what type of decision will most accurately reflect the best interests of the children involved.  This has been true for quite some time now in […]

By | November 14, 2017| Categories Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law, Same-Sex Partners Read More

The Disadvantages of Mediation

Our firm, and the content on our website, spends a great deal of time discussing the many benefits that Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods have to offer in relation to resolving family law and divorce issues, and for good reason. ADR methods such as mediation, collaboration and arbitration can be great ways for parties to […]

By | November 7, 2017| Categories Divorce, Family Law, Mediation Read More

Destruction of Property and Domestic Violence

The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA) lists 18 different actions which, when committed, are considered to be domestic violence. What many people may not know is that acts of criminal mischief, specifically destroying another person’s property, can also be considered an act of domestic violence from which that person may ask the court […]

By | October 20, 2017| Categories Domestic Violence, Family Law Read More

Credit Card Debt and Divorce

One of the most commonly asked questions of our Morris County divorce attorneys is, “What happens to my credit card debt during divorce?” Considering the number of Americans that use debt to pay for a wide variety of common services and expenses, it is understandable why this would be on the top of anyone’s mind. […]

By | September 29, 2017| Categories Family Law Read More

Child Support and College Education

Child Support Attorneys Morris County, NJ Accounting and Planning for College Expenses in Madison, Randolph, Hanover, Florham Park, and Morris County With the February 2017 change to NJ Child Support laws in S-1046/A-2721, all New Jersey child support orders will automatically terminate when the child reaches the age of 19, unless the parents specify otherwise in their […]

By | August 27, 2017| Categories Child Support, Divorce, Family Law Read More