Passaic County Domestic Violence Attorneys Contest Alimony Petition From An Abusive Spouse

January 28, 2019

The Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (“Act”) was passed with the well-meaning intention of protecting and helping to make whole again victims of domestic violence. This act specifically states that victims of domestic violence are entitled to financial support from their abusers. However, most people would be shocked to find out that an individual who obtains a final restraining order against their spouse can be ordered to pay alimony to support his/her abuser. The truth is that the Act is […]

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Custody dispute case gives temporary child custody to the state

January 4, 2017

A recent Ocean County NJ court case has brought to light some very interesting legal issues regarding child custody, and how child custody may affect professional services a child would receive.  More specifically, for divorced parents with joint legal custody, who gets to make the ultimate decision about the child’s medical care?  If the two parties cannot agree on a treatment or the best course of action to take regarding their child’s health, who gets to decide? Background of the […]

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Factors to be Considered for Alimony Awards in New Jersey
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Factors to be Considered for Alimony Awards in New Jersey

October 20, 2016

In New Jersey, alimony determinations are not made using a set formula in the same way that child support calculations are. Instead, alimony varies on a case-by-case basis, as the court utilizes a list of factors to arrive at these awards. New Jersey’s Alimony Statute, found in N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23, enumerates the specific factors that must be weighed when making a determination of alimony in a given divorce case. Factors of Alimony in New Jersey New Jersey’s alimony factors range from the actual […]

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