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Blog Category: Family Law

Recent Updates in NJ Family Law

May 12, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

It is important to keep abreast of the new issues and decisions that affect family law in the state of New Jersey on an almost daily basis.  The following three recent updates are noteworthy and...

What is UIFSA, and How Does One Assert Jurisdiction Over a Nonresident for Paternity Testing?

Apr 13, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) is a federal statute that provides uniform guidance to judges reviewing applications to modify or enforce child or spousal support orders originally...

Can I Be Forced to Sell My Home to Satisfy a Divorce Agreement?

Mar 7, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

The recently unpublished case of W.S.H v. V.L.P. answers that question, affirmatively.  In the post-judgment (post-divorce) matter, the trial court ordered the ex-wife to sell her beach vacation home...

How Common Themes in Religion and Philosophy Can Help Us Through Divorce and Our Everyday Lives

Feb 23, 2022 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

Although I am not an expert in either philosophy or religion, with my limited knowledge I have noticed common themes among the schools of thought.  Some of these common themes among philosophies and...

Update: Divorced Parents’ Obligation to Pay for College in New Jersey

Feb 2, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Throughout the years, we have addressed the issue of required college contributions by divorced parents in multiple blogs, including:   In 2015, Can Court Order Divorced Parent to Pay Child’s...

Three Recent Updates in Family Law

Jan 12, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Each day, new court decisions are released to the public.  These can be from the New Jersey Supreme Court, the Appellate Division, or sometimes even the trial courts.  Some of these decisions are...

The Holidays Are Here…Do You Have to Share Parenting Time with Your Ex?

Dec 8, 2021 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

It’s that time of year again, when we are supposed to celebrate and engage in merriment, but often for parents involved in old or new disputes with an ex, the holidays can be a great source of added...

Tips for the Virtual Family Courtroom: Zoom Etiquette

Nov 10, 2021 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Many family court matters are still proceeding remotely via Zoom or Microsoft Teams.  For matters such as divorce, custody, child support, etc., it appears that certain types of proceedings will...

Divorce Lessons We Can Learn from Robin Williams

Nov 3, 2021 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

Robin Williams was an acclaimed comedian and actor.  His talent was often described as genius, and in addition to his stand-up comedy, his talent was on display in movies such as Good Morning Vietnam...

Premarital, Mid-Marriage and Property Settlement Agreements

Oct 6, 2021 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

In 2018, we explored whether Reconciliation Agreements are enforceable.  Three years later, the Appellate Division of New Jersey issued a published decision, Steele v. Steele, which addressed three...