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Archive: 2016

NJ Legislature Re-Considers Requirement for Municipalities to Publish Legal Notices in Newspapers

Dec 20, 2016 | Written by: Tara St. Angelo, Esq. |

On December 12, 2016, the New Jersey Legislature revived a six-year-old proposal to allow municipalities and other government agencies to forgo advertising legal notices in newspapers and, instead,...

Supreme Court to Alleviate Confusion Over Whether Police Dash Cam Recordings are Subject to OPRA

Dec 19, 2016 | Written by: Tara St. Angelo, Esq. |

The Appellate Division currently has conflicting decisions on whether police dash cam videos are subject to OPRA (Open Public Records Act).  However, it is anticipated that this conflict will be...

What Should I Expect from Family Law Mediation?

Dec 2, 2016 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Whether or not your family law case is involved in formal litigation, it is very likely that you will participate in some type of alternate dispute resolution, usually mediation.  Even the most...

NJ Supreme Court Clarifies “Plain View” Warrant Exception

Nov 21, 2016 | Written by: William H. Pandos, Esq. |

Historically, New Jersey has provided more protections against “unreasonable” governmental searches and seizures than are required by the Federal Constitution.  However, the New Jersey Supreme...

Recent Decision Provides Guidance on Final Restraining Orders in Domestic Violence Cases

Oct 27, 2016 | Written by: William W. Goodwin, Jr., Esq. |

In A.M.C. v. P.B., an appeals court considered an appeal by an estranged wife of a denial of her request for the issuance of a Final Restraining Order (FRO) and the dismissal of her Complaint under...

Dividing Retirement Accounts After a Divorce

Oct 11, 2016 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Recently, I met several new clients who were each divorced more than twenty-five years, and whose divorce agreements called for the division of retirement accounts…divisions that never occurred. ...

How is Job Loss Treated Under the Alimony Statute?

Sep 15, 2016 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

Judge Jones of Ocean County recently interpreted amendments to the New Jersey alimony statute that were issued in 2014 regarding loss of employment/reduction to income.  This gives us new insight...

Lyme Disease Is a Disability Entitled to Protection in the Workplace

Sep 7, 2016 | Written by: Arthur D. Fialk, Esq. |

A recent Appellate Division case, Cook v. Gregory Press, Inc., determined that Lyme disease qualifies as a disability under the Law Against Discrimination (LAD). 

What Happens to Alimony When the Paying Spouse Retires?

Aug 30, 2016 | Written by: William W. Goodwin, Jr., Esq. |

One of the fundamental tenets of New Jersey Family Law is that alimony payments are subject to modification based upon "changed circumstances." That alimony may change from time to time is provided...

Child Support Arrears & Taxes May Impact Your Passport

Aug 29, 2016 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

If you are a U.S. citizen, do you think that your right to travel abroad is a given?  Many parents or former spouses who are obligated to pay child support are often surprised to learn that child...