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Archive: 2023

Will I Have to Pay Alimony to My Former Spouse After I Retire?

Mar 6, 2023 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

In a recent New Jersey Appellate Division decision, the court overturned the lower court’s termination of a 74-year-old’s alimony obligation.  This case illustrates the importance of clarity...

Parental Alienation and How it Impacts Divorce Matters

Feb 27, 2023 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

Parental alienation is a “buzz phrase” in child custody matters.  While it is thrown about quite often, there is a dispute among psychologists as to whether it exists, whether it is a psychiatric...

Appellate Division Declines to Extend Mount Laurel Obligations to “Quasi-Public” Utilities

Feb 22, 2023 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

In a recent decision, JAS Group Enterprises v. PSE&G (App. Div. Feb. 1, 2023), the NJ Appellate Division held that a “quasi-public” utility company is not bound by Mount Laurel obligations and...

Tax Court Upholds Requirements for Farmland Assessment

Feb 15, 2023 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

The New Jersey Tax Court recently upheld the longstanding precedent that a property owner must show an intent to properly care for crops or other farm products and an intent to sell such products in...

Hot Tips When Involved in a Custody Evaluation

Feb 14, 2023 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

In some cases where custody and parenting time are not resolved by settlement, either party or the court may engage or appoint a custody evaluator to perform a best interests evaluation of the...

Employers Can Be Liable for Not Protecting Employees’ Personally Identifiable Information

Feb 10, 2023 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

Employers are entrusted with a substantial amount of personally identifiable information (PII) on their employees, such as birthdates, Social Security numbers, banking information, tax information,...

Is it True? Will Noncompete Agreements Soon Be a Thing of the Past?

Jan 30, 2023 | Written by: Noel A. Lesica, Esq. |

Just days after the champagne was gone and the noisemakers put away, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the proposal of a new rule that would prohibit employers from imposing noncompete...

“Speak Out Act” Helps Protect Rights of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Victims to Disclose Abuse

Jan 20, 2023 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

On December 7, 2022, President Biden signed the Speak Out Act into law.  This new law bars judicial enforcement of nondisclosure and non-disparagement clauses related to allegations of sexual...

New Law Amends Construction Inspection Process

Jan 13, 2023 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

On January 5, 2023, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed Bill A573 amending the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) in an effort to streamline and speed up the construction permitting process.  Under the...

Tale of Horror – Parents Who Litigate Over the Ashes of Their Deceased Child

Jan 10, 2023 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

In the recently published NJ Appellate Division decision of Freedman v. Freedman, a divorced couple’s child died of an overdose while away at college in Colorado.