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Blog Category: Family Law

What Types of Experts Can Help with a Family Law Matter?

Jun 13, 2018 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

There is an endless list of experts that are available to assist you and your family when dealing with family law related issues (divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, alimony, division of...

Why Use a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney?

May 4, 2018 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

When getting divorced, or dealing with other family law issues, there are literally thousands of attorneys from which you can choose.  There are roughly 75,000 active lawyers in New Jersey, and many...

How New Tax Changes May Affect Your Divorce

Apr 19, 2018 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

If you are divorced or getting divorced, you should be aware of how the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017 (TCJA) may affect you.  Some of the changes may be dramatic and, although there are still many...

Immigration & Custody

Apr 3, 2018 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Immigration status may have a significant impact on decisions affecting custody. In a recent case[i], the Appellate Division in New Jersey addressed a brother seeking custody of his younger brother...

Are Reconciliation Agreements Enforceable?

Mar 27, 2018 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

The answer is maybe.  A reconciliation agreement that is fair, equitable and supported by adequate consideration may be enforceable in certain circumstances.  The consideration must consist of one...

Does Fault Matter in Divorce Cases?

Feb 9, 2018 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

One of the questions most often asked in divorce matters is whether a spouse’s conduct or “fault” in causing the divorce proceeding is relevant.  The short answer is that usually “fault”...

Bankruptcy & Divorce

Feb 5, 2018 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

I am not a bankruptcy attorney, but, unfortunately, I have had many family law clients in the midst of a bankruptcy during their divorce, custody, or support disputes.  Bankruptcy may have...

Can a Judge Enter a Restraining Order If There is No Domestic Violence?

Jan 11, 2018 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Clients sometimes ask if a judge has the equitable power to enter a restraining order in the absence of domestic violence.  The short answer is “no,” however, further exploration of the question...

Five Mistakes Commonly Made by Parents in Custody and Divorce Cases

Dec 8, 2017 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Custody & parenting time disputes are often the costliest, emotionally and financially.  Unlike an asset, which has a specific value (or a discernible value, even if you cannot agree), children...

Military Pensions: How the “Frozen Benefit Rule” Applies in Divorce Cases

Nov 10, 2017 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

On December 23, 2016, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA 2017) was signed into law.  This new rule, sometimes referred to as the “Frozen Benefit Rule,” affects the law on military...