Category: Family Law & Divorce

What Makes A Good Attorney?

I am a sucker for the Olympics.  I love watching people push themselves to be the best in the world at some obscure event that requires an insane amount of skill and talent.  Then there are the guys who make you scratch your head and wonder “What do THEY do?”  The middle guys in the four-man bobsled-what do

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We Took the Pledge For Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession

Once upon a time, the legal profession was primarily a “white male” enclave.  Women were few and far between, and minorities of any kind were almost invisible.  Persons with disabilities were invisible.  Over time, membership in the Bar has broadened; we think to the benefit of all.  A limited population leads to a narrow focus and point of view.  We

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Terminate Parental Rights?

Many times, a custodial parent will ask a non-custodial parent if they would agree to terminate their parental rights in exchange for a waiver of child support.  Do Not Agree! Please consult your attorney.  In New Jersey, a parent cannot terminate their parental rights, nor seek to terminate the other parent’s parental rights and avoid the payment

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Determining the Amount of Child Support

In New Jersey, most child support calculations are based on a statutory formula.  This formula covers the vast majority of child support cases in this state.  The amount of Child support is based on a number of factors.    Some of these factors include:   Each parent’s income The total parental income The ratio of the income between the

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Mental Health and Your Legal Rights: Finding Peace of Mind

You can learn something new every day.I have been a practicing attorney for over 25 years.  In that time, I have helped countless clients solve varied problems, however, I have never been asked to assist to expunge a mental health history. During a consultation phone call, a prospective client was seeking to secure legal services

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Unbundling Legal Services – Are You All In?

More and more people are curious about “unbundled” legal services. What exactly does that mean? Traditionally, a client hires a lawyer to represent them throughout an entire case, or for a particular transaction. The attorney may appear in court, negotiate with the other attorney, or draft all the paperwork; in short, does anything and everything

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Little League Parent Syndrome

PARENTS BEHAVING BADLYImmature behavior, ranting, raving, arguing, and inappropriate comments. This list sounds like the problems every parent has to deal with about their children. Ironically enough however, these were the allegations made about a parent, not a child, in a recent Family Court matter. The Judge went so far as to characterize this behavior

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Weighing in on Same-Sex Marriage Discrimination

On September 3, 2015, Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk was jailed after a judge found her in contempt of court for her refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses.  U.S. District Judge David Bunning stated Davis could be released from federal custody if she complied with the order to resume issuing licenses in the county.

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How to Create a Comprehensive Estate Plan

The future is a place of uncertainty, of the unknown. People don’t like to dwell on things they have no control over. They don’t like to make arrangements for their mortality; or for that time down the road when they may no longer be able to articulate their choices and desires. However, it is this

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