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Blog Archive by Month: May 2016

Appellate Division Addresses Township Liability for Falling Tree Limbs

May 23, 2016 | Written by: Richard P. Cushing, Esq. |

A recent Appellate Division case, Connor vs. Township of East Brunswick, determined two interesting issues pertaining to the dangers presented by publicly owned Bradford Pear and other ornamental and...

Alimony and Cohabitation: The Evolutionary Process Continues

May 23, 2016 | Written by: William W. Goodwin, Jr., Esq. |

Several years ago, my partner, Diana Fredericks, Esq., and I co-authored an article for the New Jersey Family Lawyer in which we discussed the impact on an alimony obligation when the recipient former...

The Future of Child Support in New Jersey

May 19, 2016 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Effective February 1, 2017, the child support laws in New Jersey will change. The current law establishes 19 as the age when a child support and/or medical support obligation will end.  However, the...

Legislative Summary: Selected Bills Recently Enacted as Public Laws That Relate to Local Units of Government

May 18, 2016 | Written by: Richard P. Cushing, Esq. and Kelly A. Lichtenstein, Esq. |

Following is a brief summary of bills that were enacted as public laws by the New Jersey Legislature in late 2015/early 2016 and may be of interest to our municipal and public entity clients:

Supreme Court Rules on First Amendment Protection for Demoted Paterson Police Officer

May 11, 2016 | Written by: Deborah B. Rosenthal, Esq. and Kelly A. Lichtenstein, Esq. |

In Heffernan v. City of Paterson, a recently decided U.S. Supreme Court case, a government official demoted an employee because he believed that the employee supported a particular non-incumbent...

Ten Things I Have Learned About Divorce From Being a Family Lawyer

May 6, 2016 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

Over the course of my 22 years as an attorney and 17 years focusing on family law, I have acquired a great deal of knowledge and insight pertaining to the divorce process.  Below are ten of the most...