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Fugitive Disentitlement Prevents One Father from Contesting Outstanding Child Support Ruling

By John B. D'Alessandro |

In an unpublished opinion, the Appellate Division relied on the doctrine of fugitive disentitlement to deny the appeal of a father who owed over $100,000 in unpaid support and was the subject of a bench warrant for unpaid child support. The case serves as a cautionary tale for the serious consequences that can result… Read More »

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Changing Schools Due to a Divorce

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Children are creatures of routine, craving the familiar and known. The countless changes often brought on by divorce can have a profound effect on their emotional well-being. When children have to move to a new home and school as part of a divorce, these changes are even more profound and affecting. Not only is… Read More »

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Equitable Distribution of a House with a Basement Full of Snakes

By John B. D'Alessandro |

The nature of your relationship to property you owned with your spouse changes after a divorce. By completing the equitable division process, the court separates your interest in a piece of property or other asset from that of your spouse. Even if you still have access to that asset, you’re no longer entitled to… Read More »

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Changes in Federal Taxes on Alimony Payments Possible under New Tax Law

By John B. D'Alessandro |

The massive overhaul to the federal tax code recently proposed by Republicans in Washington could bring numerous changes to how both single persons and married couples file their taxes. One provision included in the current version of the bill would make paying alimony an even more expensive proposition for the payor. Learn more below… Read More »

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Despite Faulty Service of Motion, Ex-Husband Entitled to Factual Hearing on Request to Reduce Alimony

By John B. D'Alessandro |

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently ruled that a former husband should receive a fair hearing on his request to reduce his alimony payments, despite being less than straightforward in how he originally provided notice of this request to his former spouse. The case is S.O. v. M.O. At the time of the couple’s… Read More »

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Despite Faulty Service of Motion, Ex-Husband Entitled to Factual Hearing on Request to Reduce Alimony

By John B. D'Alessandro |

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently ruled that a former husband should receive a fair hearing on his request to reduce his alimony payments, despite being less than straightforward in how he originally provided notice of this request to his former spouse. The case is S.O. v. M.O. At the time of the couple’s… Read More »

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Considerations when Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Finding the right attorney for your specific needs is always important, but rarely is a case ever as personal as a divorce. Choosing the right attorney will have a huge impact on both how your divorce progresses, and on your personal experience during the case. Read on to learn about important issues to consider… Read More »

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Survey Reveals Professions with Highest Divorce Rates

By John B. D'Alessandro |

No matter who you are, staying married is hard, but according to reports based on US Census data, certain fields are even harder on a couple’s ability to stay married than others. The survey reveals that career paths and income levels both have a relationship to divorce rates. Read on to learn more. Divorce… Read More »

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Arbitration of a Divorce Has Pros and Cons

By John B. D'Alessandro |

More and more couples who see the expense and stress involved in a courtroom divorce are instead choosing to arbitrate their divorce. Arbitration is a means of conflict resolution where a binding decision is issued by a private factfinder. This process allows couples to resolve heated issues using evidence and an objective decisionmaker while… Read More »

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Research Shows Major Impact of Parental Relationship

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Newly-divorced parents may worry about the conflicts that arise as they navigate a shared parenting arrangement. Some parents base a decision to seek sole physical custody of their children on the fact that they’re unable to interact with their former spouse without a fight breaking out, and they want to spare their children from… Read More »

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