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New Jersey’s Expanded Medical Marijuana Law Presents Serious Implications for Employers

Jul 9, 2019 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

New Jersey’s marijuana legislation has been in a constant state of flux for more than a year. Prior to July 2, 2019, New Jersey’s medical marijuana law allowed individuals who received a valid...

Divorce and Equitable Distribution of Restricted Stock

Jul 1, 2019 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

In one of my recent divorce cases, the following question arose:  “Would a portion of restricted stock, which vests after the date of the complaint for divorce, be subject to equitable...

Is the Cost of a Child’s Car Considered Child Support in NJ?

Jun 24, 2019 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Clients often ask if the cost of a child's car is considered child support in NJ.  No, the expenses for the purchase of a child’s car and any associated costs are NOT considered to be part of basic...

A Moral Obligation Versus a Legal Obligation

May 30, 2019 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

As a divorce attorney, I often have clients who question whether their spouses should or should not do something.  This may have to do with the finances or the children, but it is a common...

Taxes & Divorce - Ten Tips to Consider

May 20, 2019 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

The new tax law changes (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017) expire in 2025. This needs to be a consideration in drafting divorce agreements, as these changes may affect what is agreed upon now.

Why Must I Compromise to Finalize My Divorce?

May 7, 2019 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Approximately 97% of divorce cases settle.  Settlement can come easily at the early stages of a case or on the eve of trial, but it is more likely than not to occur at some point in every divorce...

Right-to-Die Law Passed in NJ

Apr 18, 2019 | Written by: Daniel S. Makoski, Esq. |

The Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act was signed into law on April 12, 2019. The law, which goes into effect on August 1, 2019, allows a terminally ill patient to make a request to receive...

Tax Court Rules that Unmanaged Forest Land Does Not Qualify for Farmland Assessment

Apr 3, 2019 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

The Tax Court held in Hertz v. Borough of Lincoln Park, Docket No. 009897-2017 (Jan. 8, 2019) that unmanaged forest land does not qualify for farmland assessment.  Pursuant to the Farmland Assessment...

Appellate Division Again Finds that Violations of Local Government Ethics Law Must be Intentional to be Actionable

Apr 2, 2019 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

Earlier this year, the Appellate Division held that violations of the Local Government Ethics Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:9-22.5 et seq.) require a showing of intent.  Cosby-Hurling, et al., v. Local Finance...

How is an “Overnight” Defined When Determining Child Support?

Mar 29, 2019 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

If you are divorced (or going through the process) and/or you have children in common, you have likely been confronted with the question, “how many overnights will I have with our children?” ...