Outlining Domestic Partnership Regulations in New Jersey

October 20, 2023

Breaking Down Procedures, Qualifications, and Obligations of Domestic Partnerships in Passaic County, New Jersey When it comes to marriage and long-term, committed relationships, our societal normal and attitudes have shifted and evolved in recent years to include more diverse family structures. Legal recognition for diverse family relationships was, by many accounts, slow to arrive. Today, New Jersey law protects committed, domestic relationships, including LGBTQ+ relationships, couples who opt out of traditional marriage, and blended families in various ways. Domestic partnerships […]

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The Role of Constructive Trusts in Family Law Matters

September 29, 2023

Constructive Trusts as a Way to Secure Family Law Financial Obligations Such as Child Support or Alimony in Wayne, Clifton, Woodland Park, Montclair, West Orange, and New Jersey A constructive trust, or Callahan trust, is a court-created legal construct requiring one who holds property through unjust or illegal means, such as theft, fraud, or mistake, to maintain it until it is returned to its rightful owner. It is not an actual trust with a trustee but a legal fiction to […]

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Is It a Good Idea to Change My Will During a Divorce?

April 10, 2023

Divorce Can be a Stressful Time, But It Can Also Provide a Valuable Opportunity to Reassess the Specifics of Your Estate Plan. It is against public policy in the State of New Jersey to disinherit your spouse or ensure that your spouse does not inherit any portion of what you leave behind after you die. Even while your divorce is pending, it is still impossible to change your will in order to protect your estate from your soon-to-be former spouse […]

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Exploring New Jersey Guardianship Laws

December 23, 2021

New Jersey Guardianship Attorneys explore what happens when a person is not of sound mind to make their own decisions, and a legal representative, or guardian, is appointed. In New Jersey, as in the rest of the United States, it is deemed everyone’s right to make their own decisions regarding nearly all topics. Until the court determines that the person is not able to make sound judgments for themselves due to mental degeneration or other mental disability, their decisions are […]

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Estate Planning & Setting Up Trusts in NJ for Heirs With Substance Abuse Problems

September 15, 2021

Are you a parent or grandparent unsure about how to responsibly provide for your child or grandchild suffering with an addiction or substance abuse problem? Maybe you have a relative in a similar condition that you are hesitant to include in your estate planning? Having witnessed the addict’s helplessness and loss of control over their life, finances, personal relationships, and possible criminal activity, you may be wondering if disinheriting them is the best way to show “tough love.” Prior to […]

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