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How Much Will My Alimony Be?

No matter whether you are the party that is paying alimony or receiving alimony, the big question all parties have is “HOW MUCH ALIMONY???”. In New Jersey, the answer is not so simple. The law relie… >

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Post-Pandemic Court Appearances in OPRA Cases

On November 18, 2021, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a Notice to the Bar entitled Future of Court - Operations - Continuation of Both In-Person and Virtual Court Events that gave the public guidance regard… >

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We're Just "Living Together"!

In New Jersey, cohabitation is defined as "a mutually supportive, intimate personal relationship in which a couple has undertaken duties and privileges that are commonly associated with marriage or a civil unio… >

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OPRA Tips, Part 2 - Starting an OPRA Lawsuit

A special aspect of OPRA lawsuits is that they are classified by the Court as “summary actions.”  This means that the Court Rules require that an OPRA case be handled on an accelerated basis. &… >

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Shakespeare on Love and Marriage

The course of true love never did run smooth A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act I, scene 1, l. 134 As human beings are essentially the same today as they were 400 years ago, William Shakespeare’s insigh… >

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Prevailing Party Counsel Fees Under the Common Law

OPRA’s fee shifting provision is one of the reasons OPRA is an effective enforcement mechanism.  As many readers of this blog know, plaintiffs who receive public records because they filed a lawsuit … >

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For Whose Eyes Only?

As part of your family law proceeding, certain financial documents are required to be filed with the Court.  In divorce matters, these documents include the Case Information Statement, which contains infor… >

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The Cost of Negative Parental Influence

 Without doubt, one of the most troublesome issues in a divorce is the specter of parental negative influence—the unfortunate circumstance in which one parent manages to turn the children against the… >

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Halloween Candy Slogans and Divorce

It’s that spooky time of year. It’s time for creepy Halloween decor and carving pumpkins. And it’s almost time to escort your child door-to-door to collect candy from the neighbors just so you… >

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OPRA Tips: Do's and Don'ts

Here, we discuss some tips in crafting an OPRA request that will maximize the likelihood that you’ll receive the records you’re looking for and, if the request needs to be litigated, increase the po… >

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