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Your Spouse Might Not Be Your Beneficiary

March 31st, 2015 | Written by Lori K. MacWilliam, Esq.

Getting married may change many things in your life, but it does not automatically change the beneficiary on your life insurance policy to your new spouse.

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Do Pollution Exclusion Clauses Release an Insurer from Coverage?

March 25th, 2015 | Written by Arthur D. Fialk, Esq.

Issues of insurance coverage can arise when personal injury or property damage occurs because of the release or spill of pollutants. It is customary for insurance policies to have exclusion clauses that state that damages from pollution exposure are not covered. These types of pollution damages or injuries can arise in many circumstances.

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Choosing the Right Family Law Attorney

March 24th, 2015 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

I recently read an article written by the Chair of the NJ State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee discussing the common difficulties experienced by family law attorneys when dealing with one another. Although the article was written for attorneys, there is a significant message that can be passed along to our clients: professionalism.  

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Divorce is Topic of Men's Discussion Group

March 18th, 2015 | Written by Admin

The next meeting of a men’s discussion group focusing on divorce will be held on Tues., March 24, 2015 from 6:30 pm until 8 pm at the United Way, located at 4 Walter E. Foran Blvd, Suite 401 in Flemington.

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Defending Sexual Harassment Claims Against Employers

March 10th, 2015 | Written by Deborah B. Rosenthal, Esq.

On Feb. 11, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued Aguas v. New Jersey, a case that has significant implications for employers in sexual harassment cases, and raised the bar on what a Plaintiff needs to demonstrate to win the case against his or her employer. 

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Do You Qualify for Innocent Spouse Relief?

March 4th, 2015 | Written by Daniel S. Makoski, Esq.

Most married Americans file their taxes jointly with their spouses. Doing so allows married taxpayers to gain some benefits over those who choose to file “married but separate”, such as higher phase-out limitations for deduction.  However, filing jointly also grants one large benefit to the IRS:  Joint and Several Liability.  Joint and Several Liability permits the IRS to collect a tax liability from one or both spouses without regard to whose income created the liability.

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Divorce Cases Involving Custody and Parenting Time with Infants

March 3rd, 2015 | Written by William J. Rudnik, Esq.

Because infancy is a time when children are developing rapidly socially, emotionally and cognitively, stable caregiving during the first three (3) years of a child’s life is critical to the child’s immediate and long-term wellbeing.  As a result, custody and parenting for young children must address different concerns than schedules for older children.  There is an ongoing debate as to whether overnight parenting time is appropriate (and how much overnight parenting time is appropriate) for infants in divorce cases. 

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