Apr 21 2015

Should I Marry My Bartender? Study on Divorce Rates and Jobs

Written by: Admin

A study done by Radford University identified the professions with the highest divorce rates. These professions were identified by Michael Aamodt and Shawn McCoy as having an elevated divorce rate, based on US Census data. However, as BusinessInsider.com notes: “the study identified people who were currently divorced, not those

Mar 16 2015

What is a Case Information Statement (CIS)?

Written by: Vito Brunetti

This is the second of a series of articles on the Family Law Division’s Case Information Statement (CIS). The Case Information Statement, or CIS, is the principal document utilized by the Courts in determining alimony, child support and equitable distribution. It should therefore be considered a strategic and persuasive document

Mar 10 2015

What To Do In Order To Modify A Support Obligation

Written by: Vito Brunetti

This will be the first of a series of articles on the CIS and its importance in a family case that will appear periodically in our website. Do you want to obtain or modify a support obligation (whether alimony or child support) in a family division matter? If so, the first step is to complete the Case Information Statement.

Mar 03 2015

Should Sperm Donors Have Visitation Rights?

Written by: Admin

In a possibly precedential case, slated to be heard by the New Jersey Appellate Decision, the rights of a sperm donor who donated sperm to a same sex couple in New Jersey may be upheld. Sheena and Tiara Yates, married in May of 2014, had a son in June of 2013 as the result of an at-home, physician-approved artificial insemination

Feb 24 2015

Changing the Name of Your Child and Your Rights

Written by: Admin

I Don’t Want My Child’s Name Changed! What Can I Do? For various reasons, custodial parents have asked the court for permission to change their child’s last name, usually requesting the removal of the father of the child’s last name and replacing it with the last name of the mother. Such reasons include domestic violence