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Archive: 2015

Should I Sign a Prenuptial Agreement Before Getting Married?

Oct 26, 2015 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

While premarital agreements can be welcome and useful, before signing one you should consult with an attorney who practices family law and is readily familiar with these types of agreements in your...

If I Start Dating While I'm Separated, Can It Affect The Outcome of My Divorce and Child Custody?

Oct 15, 2015 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

In New Jersey, fault is typically an irrelevant factor in a divorce, although there are certain exceptions with regard to financial fault or issues relating to the custody and care of children. If a...

Protecting Your Company From Harassment & Discrimination Lawsuits

Oct 13, 2015 | Written by: Deborah B. Rosenthal, Esq. |

In Hobson v. Tremmel, the court dismissed the plaintiff’s complaint against her employer for discrimination. Her complaint alleged a hostile work environment, sexual harassment and retaliation....

Critical Checklist for Divorce Mediation

Oct 7, 2015 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Divorce mediation can be an excellent alternative to traditional litigation in many circumstances. However, there are some important factors to consider when selecting a mediator and preparing for the...

Emancipation in the Context of Family Law

Sep 28, 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...

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

Sep 14, 2015 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

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

OPRA’s Applicability to Volunteer Fire Departments and Rescue Squads

Sep 4, 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,...

Overnight Visits By Boyfriend/Girlfriend During Parenting Time

Sep 2, 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...

NJ Supreme Court Redefines Meaning of “Agenda” Pertaining to Open Public Meetings Act

Aug 19, 2015 | Written by: Richard P. Cushing, Esq. |

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently decided a very important case for municipalities and other public entities in Opderbeck v. Midland Park Board of Education. In this case, the Court addressed and...

What Is Discovery?

Aug 17, 2015 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

Discovery is part of the litigation, or court process, in divorce cases as well as all types of litigation. Discovery is exchanging all relevant information about any issues in the case. This can be...