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Archive: 2016

Seven Things You Should Know About Prenuptial Agreements

Aug 1, 2016 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

If you are engaged and considering a prenuptial agreement, here are seven things you should keep in mind:

Appellate Division Says COAH Rules and Regulations Do Not Support a “Gap” Period Affordable Housing Obligation

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

The battle over New Jersey municipal affordable housing obligations continues, with municipalities on one side and Fair Share Housing Center (“FSHC”), the New Jersey Builder’s Association...

Common Myths Regarding Divorce Cases

Jul 13, 2016 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

Myth #1:  My Lawyer Cannot Properly Represent Me If He/She is Friendly with the Other Lawyer Many of the attorneys who focus their practice on family law in New Jersey are likely to know each...

Avoiding Common Mistakes in Your Employee Handbook

Jul 7, 2016 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

A poorly written, outdated, or inconsistent employee manual can hurt your company and lead to potential litigation down the line.  The most common mistakes to avoid are the following:

NJ Supreme Court Expands Definition of Marital Status Under the LAD

Jun 29, 2016 | Written by: William H. Pandos, Esq. |

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently issued an important interpretation of New Jersey’s “Law Against Discrimination” (LAD), of which all New Jersey employers should be aware. 

“What I Wish I Knew Before I Began the Divorce Process …”

Jun 20, 2016 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Throughout life, we often reflect on past events with much greater clarity than when we are “in the moment.”  Divorce is no exception.  People who have been through a divorce will often say “I...

How Do the New DOL Overtime Rules Affect My Business?

Jun 1, 2016 | Written by: Deborah B. Rosenthal, Esq. |

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule regarding overtime wage payment qualifications for the “white collar exemptions” under the Fair Labor Standards Act...

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...