Jan 26 2015

No Fault Divorces are available for Civil Unions

Written by: Meghan Gulczynski

If you and/or your partner want to end your Civil Union, you may file for dissolution of that union under the grounds of irreconcilable differences, a “No-Fault” divorce. While the statute concerning dissolution of civil unions does not specify “no-fault” as a ground for divorce, there is significant evidence that such

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