New Supreme Court Order and Youth Debt-Forgiveness

November 23, 2020

New Jersey Juvenile Justice System Continues To Support Youth Debt-Forgiveness With New Supreme Court Order In July 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered that hundreds of juvenile warrants that were more than five years old, in addition to what amounted to $140,000 in fines for youth who had failed to appear in court and been subject to other discretionary fines, be expunged. The warrants that the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered be expunged were for non-violent fourth-degree offenses, such […]

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Domestic Violence, Electronic Communication & Text-based Virtual Relationships

November 19, 2020

In New Jersey, the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA), N.J.S.A. 2C:25-19, allows a person who is the “victim of domestic violence” to seek a restraining order for their protection from their abuser. Although the law states that “any person who has been subjected to domestic violence by a person with whom the victim has had a dating relationship,” until recently, the statute did not define what constitutes a “dating relationship.” With an increase in the number of dating websites […]

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Jury Selection by Zoom Proves To Be Controversial in NJ Criminal Courts

November 10, 2020

After being closed since March due to the pandemic, New Jersey criminal courts resumed recently when two courts, in Atlantic and Bergen counties, launched two criminal trials. They used the cases as small-scale trial runs for the start of hybrid jury trials. The term “hybrid” refers to an altered approach, including using technology, to conduct both jury selection and trials themselves, in order to safeguard the health of jurors and court participants in a pandemic. The judiciary had unveiled a plan […]

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Life After Your NJ Divorce

November 3, 2020

Divorce does not have to be a disaster from which you will never recover. The end of a relationship is always a difficult time. No matter who ended it or when the future can look bleak and frightening. But life continues, and many people go on to have a happy and fulfilling existence after divorce. There are many things you will need to focus on during this difficult time and at times it may feel overwhelming. You need to focus […]

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Case Information Statement

October 29, 2020

The Key Financial Document & Backbone to Your Fair Share of Marital Assets, Alimony, and Child Support The New Jersey Family Part Case Information Statement (CIS) is a financial disclosure document required by divorce courts, designed to provide the court, parties, and legal counsel with a complete economic picture (i.e., income, expenses, assets, debts). As a signed and sworn document, it is often used to address various financial-related issues like child support, alimony, spousal support, equitable asset distribution, retirement funds, […]

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