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Oct 15, 2018

Exceptional Circumstances for Alimony Purposes

In 2014, the statute governing alimony was amended, modifying certain provisions.  One change dealt with the length of time alimony would be paid and received.  Consistent with the statute, and absent exceptional circumstances, the length of alimony may not be longer than the length of the marriage. » Read More

Oct 10, 2018

Complications Due to Long-Term Separation

In the Appellate Division case of Milcarsky v. Milcarsky, the Appellate Division affirmed the trial court’s decisions concerning thorny issues resulting from prolonged separation.

In this case, the parties had been married for nine years when they separated, but neither filed for divorce until 2015, 11 years later.  » Read More

Aug 24, 2018

What’s Money Got to Do with It? The Emotional Relationship with Money

Our clients often benefit from the therapeutic process due to grappling with complicated legal and financial issues during emotional times.  As such, we offered the opportunity to our good friend, Babita Spinelli, a licensed psychotherapist/psychoanalyst and coach, to be a guest blogger on the NMM Matrimonial & Family Law Blog. » Read More

Aug 10, 2018

In the News – Attorneys Have New Tools to Navigate Divorce

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., member of its Management Committee, and Chair of the Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, was featured in “Attorneys Have New Tools to Navigate Divorce,” by New Jersey Business Magazine for their August 2018 issue.  » Read More

Aug 08, 2018

Divorce and Dating – Is There a Right Time?

Our clients often benefit from the therapeutic process due to grappling with complicated legal and financial issues during emotional times.  As such, we offered the opportunity to our good friend, Babita Spinelli, a licensed psychotherapist/psychoanalyst and coach, to be a guest blogger on the NMM Matrimonial & Family Law Blog. » Read More

Jul 31, 2018

Living with Your Best Friend’s Brother Is Not Cohabitation

Cohabitation is a term of art. It involves a mutually supportive, intimate, personal relationship where parties share the duties, responsibilities, and privileges typically associated with marriage. Said another way, it is a relationship that has the hallmarks of marriage, but without the marriage ceremony. » Read More

Jul 23, 2018

Different Houses, Different Rules: What Do I Do?

Our clients often benefit from the therapeutic process due to grappling with complicated legal and financial issues during emotional times.  As such, we offered the opportunity to our good friend, Babita Spinelli, a licensed psychotherapist/psychoanalyst and coach, to be a guest blogger on the NMM Matrimonial & Family Law Blog. » Read More

Jul 18, 2018

Statements from Your Children to the Court – Proceed at Your Own Peril

One of the most difficult issues a family law attorney faces is when a child is a witness to or has important information about an issue in his or her parent’s divorce case.  I have never had a child provide a certification to the court, or called a child to testify as a witness, although there have been times I really could have benefited from his or her evidence.  » Read More

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