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Emancipation in the Context of Family Law

September 28th, 2015 | Written by William W. Goodwin, Jr., Esq.

When a layperson encounters the term "emancipation," he or she is likely to harken back to the Civil War and the famous Proclamation issued by then President Lincoln declaring all slaves to be free as of January 1, 1863. However, for family lawyers in New Jersey, the term takes on a completely different meaning.

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The Ten Most Common Mistakes People Make As They Go Through A Divorce

September 14th, 2015 | Written by William J. Rudnik, Esq.

Based on my experience, the top ten mistakes people make when going through a divorce are: 

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OPRA’s Applicability to Volunteer Fire Departments and Rescue Squads

September 4th, 2015 | Written by Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq.

New Jersey Courts have recently issued decisions regarding the applicability of the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) to volunteer fire departments and rescue squads in Brooks v. Tabernacle Rescue Squad, Docket No. A-4685-13T1 (N.J. Super. App. Div. July 1, 2015) and Stern v. Lakewood Volunteer Fire Dept., 2015 WL 631630 (Law Div. Feb. 6, 2015). 

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Overnight Visits By Boyfriend/Girlfriend During Parenting Time

September 2nd, 2015 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

In many divorces, the financial and custody issues will be resolved and, at the eleventh hour, just as everyone is getting ready to sign the final papers, one party asks, “is my girlfriend/boyfriend allowed to stay overnight during my parenting time?” Conversely, in some circumstances, one of the parties takes a position, “my child is not allowed to be present when my ex’s girlfriend/boyfriend is at the home.” In most cases, especially with young children, this is often a hot button issue.

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