What Is the Difference Between an Annulment and a Divorce?
In New Jersey, there are two different ways to move forward with a court procedure that dissolves, or ends, your marriage or civil union. The difference between a divorce and an annulment is that a divorce ends… >
Personnel Records and "Individuals in Interest"
OPRA sometimes gives specific individuals special or broader access to certain types of records than the public at large. In this post, we discuss one of those special cases. Under OPRA, a public employee&rsqu… >
DIY Divorce in the Age of AI: The Pitfalls of Trying to Use Artificial Intelligence as Your Divorce Attorney
It seems impossible to avoid the constant stream of articles about Artificial Intelligence (“AI”), its moral questions, and the ways that you can use it to your advantage in your personal and profes… >
Retention of 911 Call Recordings
In general, 911 call recordings are public records (some exceptions apply, but that’s not the focus of this post). The most challenging aspect of gaining access to 911 call recordings is that, based on in… >
Do You Want Us As Your Attorney?
You or a member of your family has suffered an injury while under the care of a hospital, a physician, or in an accident and decide you need an attorney. Are we the attorneys for you? Maybe a… >
What Is a Collaborative Divorce?
There are several ways to resolve a divorce matter before litigation. Some couples finalize their divorce through mediation or arbitration. Another approach is a “collaborative divorce,” which is a … >
Decision of Interest: Rise Against Hate v. Cherry Hill Township
On March 29, 2023, the Appellate Division decided Rise Against Hate v. Cherry Hill Township, (“RAH”), which is an unpublished case. An unpublished decision is binding only on the parties, and ordina… >
What Is the Difference Between Mediation and Arbitration?
In New Jersey, we permit and encourage everyone to try to resolve their family law issues themselves, instead of letting a judge decide what is going to happen to their children or their finances. Both mediatio… >
Two Appeals of Government Records Council Decisions
On April 20, 2023, the Appellate Division issued two unpublished OPRA decisions. One appeal was from a Superior Court decision; the second was from the Government Records Council (“GRC”). In both ap… >
Can I Retire If I Am Paying Alimony?
When a couple divorces, one spouse may be ordered to pay alimony, also called spousal support, to the other. If you are making alimony payments, you may be wondering how your retirement will affect your alimony… >