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Is a Term Sheet a Valid, Binding Agreement in a Family Law Matter? Beware!

Aug 5, 2020 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Many times, whether in mediation or inside the conference rooms of a courthouse, we are negotiating the terms of a settlement.  This can be for a divorce, child support, custody, parenting time, or...

How a Disability Determination May Affect Alimony or Child Support

Jun 22, 2020 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

In the recent case of Gormley[1], the NJ Superior Court Appellate Division clarified the case of Gilligan2, which was being misinterpreted to state that a party who receives social security disability...

Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

May 28, 2020 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

As a certified matrimonial law attorney, I am usually very busy and focused on my clients, and I do not often have time to ponder life in general.  The COVID-19 pandemic has afforded me some time to...

Should I Initiate Divorce During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Apr 20, 2020 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

If you were thinking about getting a divorce before March 2020, you may have felt that the time was “right.”  The economy was seemingly doing well, unemployment was low, stocks were high, you...

Having Trouble Meeting Your Business Contract Obligations?

Apr 1, 2020 | Written by: Daniel S. Makoski, Esq. |

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in uncertain times for many businesses. The rapid escalation of governmental orders from social distancing to self‑isolation have left companies reeling. How...

Update on Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Apr 1, 2020 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

On March 10, 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court in Wild v. Carriage Funeral Holdings, Inc., et al., (A-91-18) (082836), affirmed that a medical cannabis patient can assert a claim for employment...

Congress Passes Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)

Mar 30, 2020 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), a roughly $2 trillion stimulus measure that includes payments to millions of...

Divorce & Coronavirus (COVID-19): Co-Parenting During Quarantine

Mar 24, 2020 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

We are all living in an unprecedented time as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  This is new territory for divorced parents dealing with New Jersey’s “stay at home” order and...

Employer Alert: Emergency FMLA and Sick Leave Expansion Signed Into Law Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Mar 20, 2020 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

On March 18, 2020, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law.  The FFCRA contains two separate acts that provide paid leave for absences resulting from...

New Jersey’s Response to Employment-Related Issues Prompted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 19, 2020 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

The widespread closure of businesses, potential short-term and long-term unemployment, reduced hours, and leave considerations have left New Jersey employers scrambling to find answers in connection...