Your Child is Graduating – How Will You Pay College Tuition Now That Your Are Separated or Divorced

                        Spring has sprung and it brings high school graduates who will be heading off to college.  You can hear the pomp and circumstance music playing as you proudly watch your child march across the stage and receive their diploma.  But….you have a pit in your stomach when you think about how you are… Read More

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation with a Divorce Lawyer

You’ve made the decision to take the first step toward divorce, and you’ve scheduled an appointment to consult with a lawyer knowledgeable in family law.  This is a big step, rife with anxiety, sadness, apprehension, and, most likely, a hundred other emotions.  However, in the midst of the emotional turmoil, you also want to make… Read More

Surviving the Holidays: Practical Tips to Sharing Custody Over the Holidays

Each year, fall brings a new school year, cooler weather, and the beginning of the holiday season.  The holidays can be difficult even for intact families, but for parents who live in separate households, the holidays often come with added strife and tension, as parents try to navigate and schedule multiple events, celebrations and family… Read More

Heading Back To School: Practical Tips for Parents

It’s September and that means back to school for kids and parents.  Undoubtedly your child’s school probably has a back-to-school night where parents can meet the teacher face to face (or maybe on ZOOM depending on your district and their COVID-19 policies) so you, as a parent, can get the so-called lay of the land… Read More

Can the Door to Divorce Litigation Be Reopened After A Decree Has Been Issued?

The Finality of a Divorce Decree: The Limited Grounds for Challenging Decrees and Imposing Constructive Trusts One of the most difficult legal challenges in the realm of family law is reopening a divorce decree. Generally, the law favors the finality of judgments; however, the Divorce Code outlines certain extraordinary circumstances upon which a decree may… Read More

New Relocation Law: The Dramatic Change for New Jersey Family Court

The New Jersey Supreme Court stated in its opinion, Bisbing v. Bisbing, 2017 WL 3392717, that there is no longer a presumption that a parent of primary residence (otherwise known as the “primary custodial parent”) can relocate with the children to another jurisdiction over the objection of the other parent. Read More