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Blog Archive by Month: August 2017

Are Municipal Fire Companies Subject to the Open Public Records Act?

Aug 30, 2017 | Written by: Richard P. Cushing, Esq. |

For a number of years, there have been vexing questions as to whether volunteer fire companies are considered public entities or simply a group of volunteers who get together to fight fires.  The...

Out-of-State Relocation Standard in Divorce Cases Changed to “Best Interest” Analysis

Aug 17, 2017 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

In New Jersey, the statute N.J.S.A. 9:2-2 allows a parent to relocate out of state with the parties’ children if the other parent agrees or if the court issues an order allowing the move.  In cases...

Name Change of a Minor in the Twenty-First Century

Aug 11, 2017 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

In June 2017, the trial court published an opinion addressing a matter of first impression in the State of New Jersey[i].   Plainitff, the mother of the 16-year-old child, petitioned the Court to...