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Contempt of Court in New Jersey Family Law Cases

“Contempt of court” is the kind of legal term which is both well known, but not well understood. However, being found in contempt is a common occurrence when former spouses or co-parents refuse to adhere to their family law agreements such as divorce settlement agreements, child custody agreements, child support agreements, alimony agreements, and more. On the flip side, being… Read More

Psychiatric Fitness as a Legal Defense in Passaic County, NJ

New Jersey criminal charges are meant to hold responsible parties accountable for illegal actions. However, there are certain situations in which the perpetrators may not be held responsible for their actions due to mental health issues or other psychiatric reasons. In the eyes of the law, only defendants who are mentally competent may stand trial. Psychiatric fitness… Read More

Aggravated Assault vs. Simple Assault Charges Passaic County, NJ

Aggravated assault and simple assault charges in New Jersey are similar, but may result in widely varying legal consequences. Similarly, the criminal wrongdoing which may lead to aggravated vs. simple assault convictions can take on many forms. Most non-legal professionals would see these two terms and think they were the same: assault. However, the distinction between the two… Read More

Advantages of Uncontested Divorce Passaic County, NJ

When it comes to divorce, no two processes are exactly alike. Complex issues such as child custody, child support, alimony, and the division of marital assets can all cause divorcing couples to have a difficult time reaching an amicable settlement agreement. Along those lines, couples must also determine the grounds for divorce and several other practical matters. It is still quite possible… Read More

Co-Parent Not Paying Child Support in Passaic County, NJ

Child support can be a significant financial burden for payors and a significant source of needed financial help for recipients. There are situations where a previously fair and tenable child support agreement may lead to co-parent being unable to make his or her support payments in New Jersey. Thankfully, there are practical and legal options available for… Read More

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