October 12th, 2018 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.
Technology may not only help in communicating with the parent of your children or former spouse, but it may also help to prevent a future legal dispute or strengthen your legal position if you have a dispute. There are a myriad of products available worth considering; this list is not intended to be exhaustive, but to provide insight into a few…
October 5th, 2018 | Written by Leslie A. Parikh, Esq.
Employers beware…if you intend to revoke an offer of employment based on information obtained from a background check, you must first provide a copy of the background check report to the job applicant. Otherwise, the applicant will have the option to sue you under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a ruling that was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Sept. 10, 2018.
October 2nd, 2018 | Written by William J. Rudnik, Esq.
Throughout my years of practicing family law, at times clients have questioned how I can be “friends” with the adverse attorney. Clients want to know if I can properly represent them if I am friendly with the other attorney.
September 13th, 2018 | Written by Benedict F. Valliere, Esq.
One of the toughest decisions a client can make during the litigation process is, after receiving a settlement offer, whether to take the offer or continue to trial.
September 7th, 2018 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.
Divorced parents in the midst of a contentious and lengthy custody dispute asked the Court to opine on whether it was appropriate for their 11-year-old child to attend a Pink concert. The father objected to the child’s attendance at the concert, citing concerns of profane language and sexual content. The father asked the court to find that the mother of this young girl abused her parental discretion, and that this purported abuse be considered as part of the pending custody matter.
September 5th, 2018 | Written by William W. Goodwin, Jr., Esq.
Earlier this year, Congress passed, and the President signed into law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). While many of its provisions received a great deal of media attention, one in particular has flown under the radar despite the fact that it may have a substantial impact on parties going through a divorce. That part of the Act addresses the tax treatment of alimony payments made pursuant to a court order, or under a separation or divorce settlement agreement.
August 7th, 2018 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.
YES, finalizing your divorce in 2018 versus 2019 will make a difference, since the new tax laws will likely have many effects on divorcing couples.
August 1st, 2018 | Written by Tara St. Angelo, Esq.
The Appellate Division recently held that a municipal parking authority, the South Orange Parking Authority (SOPA), was immune from liability for injuries the plaintiff sustained after slipping and falling on an icy sidewalk adjacent to a municipal parking lot. Molino v. Twp. of South Orange, et al., Docket No. A-3548-16T2 (July 12, 2018). The parking lot was owned by a municipality and operated by SOPA.
July 20th, 2018 | Written by Daniel S. Makoski, Esq.
When you are looking to buy a business, expand your existing business via a merger or acquisition, or retire and sell your business, the need for a thorough review of the company that is buying yours, or the company that you are buying, can never be overstated.
July 12th, 2018 | Written by Tara St. Angelo, Esq.
A tenured chemistry teacher recently appealed a trial court’s decision in his case against the Hunterdon Central Regional High School District Board (the “Board”). The Board had referred tenure charges against the teacher to the Commission of Education, and the teacher alleged violations of the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) and failure to send a Rice notice. On appeal in R.D.A. v. Hunterdon Central Regional High School District Bd. of Education, et al., Docket No. A-5011-16T3 (App. Div. June 28, 2018), the Appellate Division affirmed the trial court’s dismissal holding that the action was time-barred and that OPMA had not been violated.