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New Statistics Show the State of Divorce in the US

By John B. D'Alessandro |

A university has recently released a report detailing interesting statistics on the rates of divorces across the US, as well as statistics describing the demographic groups getting divorced most often. The study revealed some unexpected findings regarding divorce rates in the US. Since 1970, Bowling Green State University’s National Center for Family & Marriage… Read More »

Party to Settlement Agreement May Be Released under Very Limited Circumstances

By John B. D'Alessandro |

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently considered a case where a mother claimed that her son had a disability which prevented him from being considered emancipated and entitled him to ongoing child support, despite the parents’ agreement that their children would be considered emancipated if not in college after they turned 18. The court… Read More »

Judge Penalizes Spouse for Failure to Attend Early Settlement Panel

By John B. D'Alessandro |

In a recent decision by a New Jersey Family Part judge, a spouse faced serious consequences for failing to attend a mandatory settlement conference, despite being offered repeated chances to respond and participate. In the case in question, titled Swift v. Swift, the couple had been married for nearly seven years when the husband… Read More »

Wife Who Destroyed Family Photos Sanctioned by Court

By John B. D'Alessandro |

In a recently published decision by Family Part Judge Lawrence Jones, a wife was sanctioned by the judge for her destruction of the videos and photographs the couple had taken over the course of a 25-year-long marriage. The case, titled C.S. v. B.S., centered on a couple who had divorced in February of 2016… Read More »

Proving the Income of a Self-Employed Spouse in a Divorce or Custody Determination

By John B. D'Alessandro |

The amount of income of your spouse or co-parent has wide-ranging significance in your divorce or child  custody dispute. The amount of both your and your spouse’s income will affect whether you’re entitled to spousal support and in what amount, how your and your spouse’s assets will be divided, and the amount of child… Read More »

New Jersey Supreme Court Finds Spouse is Entitled to Portion of Pre-Marital Earnings

By John B. D'Alessandro |

In a opinion recently issued by the New Jersey Supreme Court, the justices concluded that principles of fairness required that a spouse receive a portion of her spouse’s earnings from before the couple’s marriage, contrary to the New Jersey law governing how marital property is divided (i.e., equitable distribution). The recently-decided case is titled… Read More »

Father Faces Judge for Heckling at Son’s Little League Games

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Publicly criticizing your child’s little league coach isn’t just considered rude—it could get you called before the New Jersey Family Part judge. A recent ruling from Judge Lawrence Jones held that parents have an obligation to be respectful and civil when attending their children’s sporting events. The case in question, titled D.W. v. M.W.,… Read More »

Court Offers Guidelines on Mid-Week Overnight Visits

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Shared custodial arrangements can often take a toll on children. Moving from one home to another multiple times a week can itself be taxing and can prevent children from developing a stable routine. In order to correct for the effects of this upheaval, parents must make an effort to ensure that their children are… Read More »

Deciding to Divorce in the New Year

By John B. D'Alessandro |

With a new year comes the opportunity for a fresh start. For some, this might mean introducing a new fitness regime into their lives, or eating healthier. For others, this may mean ending a relationship that is no longer a source of joy or fulfillment by starting the process of obtaining a divorce. Read… Read More »

Court Upholds a Final Restraining Order after Harassing and Violent Conduct

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Divorce stirs up high emotions and intense conflict between many couples, sometimes resulting in violent and harassing behavior. These tensions can become even greater when divorcing spouses must see one another on a regular basis. New Jersey law provides protection to victims of harassment or abuse in the form of temporary and final restraining… Read More »

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