Blogs covering family law in New Jersey encompassing everything from alimony to child custody to domestic violence.

December 16, 2015

Child May Call Stepparent ‘Mom’ or ‘Dad’

A  New Jersey judge has ruled that a child of divorced parents may choose to call a stepparent “Mom” or “Dad,” provided the child is old […]
July 30, 2015

NJ Judges Must Weigh More Than Marriage Length For Alimony

By Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for Email the author | Follow on Twitter on July 29, 2015 at 5:54 PM, updated July 29, […]
July 26, 2015

What is a Parenting Coordinator ( In New Jersey) ?

In divorce cases and in child custody cases, a Parenting Coordinator is often utilized. Parenting Coordinator is a professional, either a psychologist or an experienced attorney […]
July 15, 2015

Child Custody, Relocation, and Grandparents’ Rights In NJ Divorce Cases

  Children’s issues are some of the most sensitive matters in New Jersey divorce cases. In this podcast, a family lawyer from Bradley Beach explains how […]
May 6, 2015

NJ Supreme Court Justices Decide If Leaving Child in Car Is Abuse

New Jersey Legal In Brief By Michael Booth |April 27, 2015 The New Jersey Supreme Court is mulling whether a parent can be found to have […]
May 6, 2015

Domestic Violence Claims Enough to Deny Gun Permit in NJ

New Jersey Legal Briefs By Michael Booth |April 22, 2015 A New Jersey appeals court ruled April 22 that a person who has been accused of […]
April 21, 2015

Biggest Child Custody Battles Playing Out in Statehouses

By Ashby Jones April 16, 2015 1:22 p.m. ET Prompted partly by fathers concerned that men for too long have gotten short shrift in custody decisions, […]
March 3, 2015

Avoid Expensive Litigation With Alternative Dispute Resolution

More and more there is a trend in Family law toward Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”). ADR is a way of resolving disputes in ways other than […]
January 26, 2015

Hide And Seek – Tracking Down Hidden Assets In Divorce Cases

Brittany Blackburn Koch Associate/ National Law Review Divorce is never an easy time for anyone involved. The end of any relationship carries an excessive amount of […]
December 26, 2014

Choosing a Certified Matrimonial Attorney in New Jersey

It can be confusing when trying to choose an attorney to meet your legal needs. You may have never needed an attorney before, so you ask […]
December 15, 2014

Court to Consider Equal Accommodation for Pregnant Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that asks whether a company discriminates by refusing to provide a simple accommodation to an expectant mother. The […]
November 19, 2014

Battered Mothers In New Jersey Face Discrimination…

Do Battered NJ Mothers Face Discrimination in the Courts? When two people in Monmouth County are in the process of getting a divorce, there are often […]
November 19, 2014

New Healthcare Law for Divorcing Couples

NEW HEALTHCARE LAW MAY MAKE IT EASIER TO OBTAIN INSURANCE AFTER DIVORCE One can hardly turn on the news lately without hearing some new fact about […]
May 21, 2014

Protecting Your Rights While Cohabitating

Nobody wants to go through a divorce. But what happens when you end a long-term relationship and divorce isn’t an option? The question is becoming more […]
May 21, 2014


“Honey, pull over and ask for directions. We are going in circles” – Wife “I know exactly where we are … we are NOT lost.” – […]
May 21, 2014


THE STATE OF LIFETIME ALIMONY IN NEW JERSEY IS QUESTIONED Going through divorce is the closing of one chapter in life and the opening of another. […]
May 21, 2014


Following divorce, women typically suffer financially more than man and a percentage find themselves living in poverty. Women face challenges of entering a job market after […]
May 21, 2014

Money, Major Factor in Many NJ Divorces

It is not unusual for married couples to have disagreements. Some arguments erupt over trivial issues, and some are the result of major concerns. Those couples […]
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