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Archive: 2023

NJ Supreme Court Issues Important Decision on Cohabitation

Aug 18, 2023 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

On August 8, 2023, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided the case of Cardali v. Cardali (A-25-22) (087340).  The Court considered what a party seeking to suspend or terminate alimony must present in...

Can a City’s Historic Preservation Officer Decide If a Structure is Historic?

Aug 9, 2023 | Written by: Jacob A. Papay, Jr., Esq. |

In cities and towns with older buildings, issues often arise as to whether existing structures are truly historic in nature and are subject to restrictions precluding demolition or limiting proposed...

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Aug 9, 2023 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) into law. The PWFA took effect on June 27, 2023, and requires “covered” employers to provide reasonable...

New Jersey Trust Administration Made Simple

Aug 8, 2023 | Written by: John G. Manfreda, Esq. |

If you are designated to serve as the Trustee of a Trust established either in a Will or in a Trust Agreement, the first step is to accept the Trusteeship. Once the Office of Trustee is accepted, you...

Estate Administration Made Simple

Aug 2, 2023 | Written by: John G. Manfreda, Esq. |

We frequently receive calls from prospective clients who have been designated to serve as an Executor for the estate of a relative or close friend who has passed away. We provide legal advice and...

Assault Beyond Consent

Aug 2, 2023 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

In 2020, 63,058 domestic violence offenses were reported by the New Jersey police[i].  Assaults accounted for approximately 43% of the reported incidents[ii].  Under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1, individuals...

Estate Planning Simplified

Jul 25, 2023 | Written by: John G. Manfreda, Esq. |

Estate planning can be a complex undertaking. However, for the vast majority of clients, estate planning is relatively simple. That is to say, if estate tax shelter planning is not needed, and if all...

Death & Divorce

Jul 12, 2023 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Have you ever wondered what to do if your spouse passes away during the pendency of your divorce?  Unfortunately, this can be quite complex in New Jersey.

Employees vs. Independent Contractors

Jul 7, 2023 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

Determining whether a worker should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor is a critical task for employers in New Jersey. The classification holds significant implications for...

Prevailing Litigants in Common Law Right of Access Cases Not Entitled to Attorneys’ Fees

Jun 23, 2023 | Written by: Matthew P. Lyons, Esq. |

On June 20, 2023, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled on a matter of significance for all New Jersey municipalities. In the case of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC v. Township of Neptune,...