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Pensions & Divorce

Sep 13, 2023 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Pursuant to a divorce, and as part of equitable distribution in New Jersey, retirement accounts, including pensions, are divisible.  There is a unique mechanism called a Qualified Domestic Relations...

“But I Can’t Work on Sundays. . .” The U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Title VII’s “Undue Hardship” Standard for Accommodating an Employee’s Religious Beliefs

Sep 12, 2023 | Written by: Noel A. Lesica, Esq. |

Our nation’s highest court recently decided an important case addressing an employer’s obligation to accommodate an employee’s religious practices under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of...

Quiet Quitting in New Jersey: Exploring the Legal Implications and Downfalls

Aug 31, 2023 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

A relatively new concept known as "quiet quitting" has gained recent attention due to its potential implications for both employees and employers. Quiet quitting refers to a situation where an...

Focus On Your Needs Rather Than Your Wants In Divorce (and in Life)

Aug 30, 2023 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

We live in a society that focuses on material goods with “success” defined by how much money we make, the type of house we live in, the car we drive, etc.  But does accumulation of wealth and...

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...