Jan 16 2015

2015 Resolutions: Retire and Stop Paying Alimony!

Written by: Meghan Gulczynski

Do you have plans to retire in 2015? Are you currently paying alimony? You may be entitled to a reduction or termination of your payment. New Jersey reformed the alimony statute at the end of 2014 and it contains some very important changes that retirees paying alimony should discuss with an experienced family attorney. If you are

Jan 09 2015

Mediation: An Alternative to Litigation

Written by: Meghan Gulczynski

There is a growing trend for people to seek out alternatives to litigation for resolving their legal disputes. This is especially true in the context of divorce matters. A divorce is an emotional process where the parties commonly experience the five stages of grief first introduced by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in her book On Death and

Dec 11 2014

Methadone Use During Pregnancy: Abuse and Neglect?

Written by: Admin

In 2014, the New Jersey Supreme Court is considering a case that has the potential to extend the state’s civil child abuse statutes to include women who receive medically prescribed methadone treatment while pregnant. The mother in question, identified in court documents as Y.N., took steps to overcome her addiction to opioids

Sep 08 2014

Palimony: Did You Get It In Writing?

Written by: Admin

When couples live together and there is a promise to financially support each other, must that promise of support be reduced to writing to be enforceable and valid? In New Jersey the answer to this question is it depends! The promise to support a significant other whom you are not married to is referred to as Palimony. The New

Jun 11 2014

Should Child Support in New Jersey End Automatically at 19?

Written by: Admin

Proposed legislation in New Jersey would end child support automatically upon a child turning 19 years of age. Currently, in New Jersey a child is entitled to continue to receive child support until the supporting parent petitions the court to emancipate the child. A child is presumed emancipated at 18. However, child support in