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Nov 09, 2018

Responsibilities for Transporting Children

Often in custody and parenting time disputes, disagreements emerge as to who is responsible for transporting the children to and from parenting time.  In the Appellate Division case of Devorak v. Devorak, the court held that the parties were to share equally in the driving responsibilities. » Read More

Nov 06, 2018

Jeralyn Lawrence and Rita Aquilio to Speak at Annual Hot Tips in Family Law Program

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., member of its Management Committee, and Chair of the Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, and Rita M. Aquilio, a Member of the firm, will speak at Hot Tips in Family Law, the annual program sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Family Law Section in association with the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  » Read More

Oct 30, 2018

Private School

In a case where the parties’ agreement calls for them to “equally divide…school costs,” and one party does not contribute to the costs for years, even though not explicitly asked to do so, a court can enforce the agreement and compel contribution.  » Read More

Oct 25, 2018

College Expenses

In the recent Appellate Division case of M.F.W. v. G.O., the court upheld the lower court’s order requiring the father to contribute to his daughter’s college costs.

The court, on motion, allocated the daughter’s college expenses 70/30 and declined to hold a hearing on the issue, finding that there were no issues of material facts warranting a trial.  » Read More

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

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