Gebhardt & Kiefer Family Blog http://www.gklegal.com/blog/ recent posts en-us Tue, 25 Sep 2018 21:52:41 -0500 Civil Litigation – Should I Settle or Proceed to Trial? http://www.gklegal.com/blog/civil-litigation-should-i-settle-or-proceed-to-trial/ 2018-09-13 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/civil-litigation-should-i-settle-or-proceed-to-trial/ Letting a Child Attend a "Pink" Concert…a Question for the Courts? http://www.gklegal.com/blog/letting-a-child-attend-a-pink-concert-a-question-for-the-courts/ Divorced parents in the midst of a contentious and lengthy custody dispute asked the Court to opine on whether it was appropriate for their 11-year-old child to attend a Pink concert.  The father objected to the child’s attendance at the concert, citing concerns of profane language and sexual content.  The father asked the court to find that the mother of this young girl abused her parental discretion, and that this purported abuse be considered as part of the pending custody matter.

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2018-09-07 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/letting-a-child-attend-a-pink-concert-a-question-for-the-courts/
Tax Treatment of Alimony Payments Under the TCJA http://www.gklegal.com/blog/tax-treatment-of-alimony-payments-under-the-tcja/ Earlier this year, Congress passed, and the President signed into law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). While many of its provisions received a great deal of media attention, one in particular has flown under the radar despite the fact that it may have a substantial impact on parties going through a divorce. That part of the Act addresses the tax treatment of alimony payments made pursuant to a court order, or under a separation or divorce settlement agreement.

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2018-09-05 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/tax-treatment-of-alimony-payments-under-the-tcja/
Finalizing Your Divorce in 2018 vs. 2019…Does it Matter? http://www.gklegal.com/blog/finalizing-your-divorce-in-2018-vs-2019-does-it-matter/ 2018-08-07 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/finalizing-your-divorce-in-2018-vs-2019-does-it-matter/ Profit-Making Parking Authorities are Entitled to Common Law Snow and Ice Removal Immunity http://www.gklegal.com/blog/profit-making-parking-authorities-are-entitled-to-common-law-snow-and-ice-removal-immunity/ 2018-08-01 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/profit-making-parking-authorities-are-entitled-to-common-law-snow-and-ice-removal-immunity/ The Important of Due Diligence When Buying or Selling a Business http://www.gklegal.com/blog/the-important-of-due-diligence-when-buying-or-selling-a-business/ 2018-07-20 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/the-important-of-due-diligence-when-buying-or-selling-a-business/ Appellate Division Upholds Termination of Chemistry Teacher http://www.gklegal.com/blog/appellate-division-upholds-termination-of-chemistry-teacher/ 2018-07-12 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/appellate-division-upholds-termination-of-chemistry-teacher/ How to Prepare for a Court Appearance: Ten Practical Tips http://www.gklegal.com/blog/how-to-prepare-for-a-court-appearance-ten-practical-tips/ 2018-07-11 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/how-to-prepare-for-a-court-appearance-ten-practical-tips/ OPRA and Security Camera Footage http://www.gklegal.com/blog/opra-and-security-camera-footage/ 2018-07-10 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/opra-and-security-camera-footage/ NJ Supreme Court Reverses Appellate Division’s Expansion of Rice Notice Requirement http://www.gklegal.com/blog/nj-supreme-court-reverses-appellate-division-s-expansion-of-rice-notice-requirement/ 2018-06-29 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/nj-supreme-court-reverses-appellate-division-s-expansion-of-rice-notice-requirement/ NJ Supreme Court Affirms That Only Complete Development Applications are Protected by “Time of Application” Rule http://www.gklegal.com/blog/supreme-court-affirms-that-only-complete-development-applications-are-protected-by-time-of-application-rule/ In Dunbar Homes, Inc. v. Zoning Bd. of Adj. of Franklin Twp., 2018 WL 3041000 (N.J. June 20, 2018), the NJ Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Appellate Division that incomplete development applications do not benefit from the “Time of Application” rule.

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2018-06-28 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/supreme-court-affirms-that-only-complete-development-applications-are-protected-by-time-of-application-rule/
“Potentially Dangerous” or “Vicious” Dogs: Do You Know the Difference, and Are You Properly Licensed & Insured? http://www.gklegal.com/blog/potentially-dangerous-or-vicious-dogs-do-you-know-the-difference-and-are-you-properly-licensed-insured/ 2018-06-21 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/potentially-dangerous-or-vicious-dogs-do-you-know-the-difference-and-are-you-properly-licensed-insured/ Dog Owners: Are You Aware of Your Liability for Dog Bites? http://www.gklegal.com/blog/dog-owners-are-you-aware-of-your-liability-for-dog-bites/ Many residents are not aware that in New Jersey there is a law that places liability on a dog owner.  Specifically, if your dog bites a person on or in a public place, or if the bite occurs while the person is lawfully on or in a private place, you may be liable!    

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2018-06-14 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/dog-owners-are-you-aware-of-your-liability-for-dog-bites/
What Types of Experts Can Help with a Family Law Matter? http://www.gklegal.com/blog/what-types-of-experts-can-help-with-a-family-law-matter/ 2018-06-13 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/what-types-of-experts-can-help-with-a-family-law-matter/ Proposed Legislation on Municipal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs) http://www.gklegal.com/blog/proposed-legislation-on-municipal-payments-in-lieu-of-taxes-pilots/ 2018-06-12 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/proposed-legislation-on-municipal-payments-in-lieu-of-taxes-pilots/ Why Use a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney? http://www.gklegal.com/blog/why-use-a-certified-matrimonial-law-attorney/ 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 of them advertise in yellow pages, on television, online, and even on billboards.  But how can you decide which attorney is best-suited to handle your family law matter? 

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2018-05-04 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/why-use-a-certified-matrimonial-law-attorney/
NJ Legislature Approves Mandated Sick Leave for All Employees http://www.gklegal.com/blog/nj-legislature-approves-mandated-sick-leave-for-all-employees/ On April 12, 2018, the New Jersey legislature passed a law mandating all employers to pay employees for sick leave, regardless of the size of the employer or the employee’s status as full-time, part-time, or temporary.

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2018-04-26 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/nj-legislature-approves-mandated-sick-leave-for-all-employees/
What Does the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act Mean for Employers? http://www.gklegal.com/blog/what-does-the-diane-b-allen-equal-pay-act-mean-for-employers/ Governor Phil Murphy recently signed into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (the Act).[i]  This law, among other things, expands New Jersey’s Wage and Hour Law from outlawing discrimination based on sex, to outlawing discrimination in pay based on all protected classes under existing New Jersey Law.  The Act, which takes effect July 1, 2018, will undoubtedly have a significant impact on employers, both public and private.

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2018-04-24 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/what-does-the-diane-b-allen-equal-pay-act-mean-for-employers/
How New Tax Changes May Affect Your Divorce http://www.gklegal.com/blog/how-new-tax-changes-may-affect-your-divorce/ 2018-04-19 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/how-new-tax-changes-may-affect-your-divorce/ What Employers Should Know About Workplace Bullying http://www.gklegal.com/blog/what-employers-should-know-about-workplace-bullying/ 2018-04-05 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/what-employers-should-know-about-workplace-bullying/ Proposed Changes in NJ Medical Marijuana Law Bring New Challenges for Employers http://www.gklegal.com/blog/recent-changes-in-nj-medical-marijuana-law-bring-new-challenges-for-employers/ In a recent press conference, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed the medical marijuana program expansion and listed several changes that will make medical marijuana available to more patients.  He specifically stated his intent to change the culture of the medical marijuana program to make it more patient-friendly.

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2018-04-04 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/recent-changes-in-nj-medical-marijuana-law-bring-new-challenges-for-employers/
Immigration & Custody http://www.gklegal.com/blog/immigration-custody/ 2018-04-03 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/immigration-custody/ Are Reconciliation Agreements Enforceable? http://www.gklegal.com/blog/are-reconciliation-agreements-enforceable/ 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 spouse promising to resume marital relations when the “marital relationship has deteriorated at least to the brink of an indefinite separation or a suit for divorce.”[i]   And the court must make a finding that the “marital rift was substantial” to find that the promise of reconciliation is adequate consideration.[ii]   

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2018-03-27 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/are-reconciliation-agreements-enforceable/
Does Fault Matter in Divorce Cases? http://www.gklegal.com/blog/does-fault-matter-in-divorce-cases/ 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” has no impact on the divorce case.  However, there are some exceptions.

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2018-02-09 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/does-fault-matter-in-divorce-cases/
Bankruptcy & Divorce http://www.gklegal.com/blog/bankruptcy-divorce/ 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 significant impacts upon your family law case.  It is critical that you have counsel in both the bankruptcy and the family law matters, and that those professionals communicate freely and as often as is needed to ensure your protections.

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2018-02-05 00:00:00 http://www.gklegal.com/blog/bankruptcy-divorce/