Child Support Adjustments

Much Confusion has been circulating concerning the Law regarding the new presumption that Child Support ends at 19 but no later than 23 in certain instance where the custodial parent can show reasons why it should not terminate and that the child is not emancipated. NJSA 2A:17-56.67   Should the burden be on the custodial […]

NEW JERSEY ALIMONY REFORM: A COMMON SENSE TRANSLATION

By Toni Ann Russo, Esq. Even many attorneys are unsure as to what impact the New Alimony Laws are going to have on Alimony and Divorce Cases going forward. The Law is being applied prospectively so that cases filed for the first time after the law’s effective date will be effected as well as older […]

The Trial Court Erred by Not Referring Case to Mediation

                                  In the case of D.A. v. R.C. after reviewing the record developed before the Family Part in a custody matter where there were disputed issues of fact, the Appellate Court agreed with defendant’s arguments and remanded this matter for the trial judge to refer this matter to mediation as required under Rule 5:8-1. The Appellate Court […]

ADOPTION LEGISLATION OPENS DOOR FOR CONTACT WITH BIOLOGICAL FAMILY

Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday he would support a law enabling adoptees to obtain their birth certificates. A previous court decision had sealed adoption records since 1940.The governor however, has requested that the law not take effect until 2017, allowing parents time to decide whether they wanted to be found.60s.s views had changed, and that New […]

Illegal Immigrants may get to legally Drive in New Jersey

 Democrats have introduced a bill to the state Legislature that would allow unauthorized immigrants to legally drive in New Jersey. Under the bill, the State of New Jersey would be required to issue photo “driving privilege” cards to residents who could not prove that they were in this country legally but were able to show they lived in the […]

Same Sex Marriage: Now Officially Legal in the State of NJ

In September 2013, Judge Mary Jacobson ruled that denying same-sex couples the right to marriage is unconstitutional and ruled in favor of approving same-sex marriage in the state of New Jersey beginning October 21, 2013. This ruling ends a court battle in which 6 same-sex couples in civil unions brought suit against the state of […]

Shady Spouse, Hidden Money

The age old quote, “Money is the root of all evil,” unfortunately holds true when it comes to greedy spouses in the midst of a divorce. A recent article in Bloomberg, focuses on such spouses and the extremes they go to in order to rake in the dough. Matters that couples tend to fight over […]

The Modern Soldier and His/Her Battle for Custody

On January 25th, Governor Christie passed a bill that protects Military men and women from loosing custody of their children due to being deployed/ receiving treatment post deployment. The law protects these men and women from having the court make changes to their custody agreement while they are away, and up to 90 days after […]

Felician Sisters Haiti

Proclaming the Word of God ever more fully as the heart of Felician Sisters commitment to justice and peace and the best means to raise the dignity of the human person, especially women and children in the whole world, esp. Haiti

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