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Potential Pitfalls and Open Issues Related to the New Child Support Termination Statute

The new Child Support Termination Statute (N.J.S.A. 2A:17-56.67) was signed in to law by Governor Christie on January 19, 2016 and went in to effect on February 1, 2017.  This statute implements a presumption that child support should terminate once a child reaches age 19, unless certain factors are met.  Furthermore, under no circumstances can […]

Things to know about the new Child Support Termination Statute

What does the Statute do?   The new Child Support Termination Statute (N.J.S.A. 2A:17-56.67) was signed in to law by Governor Christie on January 19, 2016 and went in to effect on February 1, 2017.  This statute implements a presumption that child support should terminate once a child reaches age 19, unless certain factors are […]

Double Standard for Family Law Cases in New Jersey

Double Standard for Family Law Cases in New Jersey Parents in New Jersey are afforded a separate legal process depending on whether they are married or not.  New Jersey has long utilized a separate docket for unmarried parents litigating custody and support issues (“FD” Docket) as opposed to married parents litigating those same issues (“FM” […]

Think about Therapy

Think about therapy The divorce process is stressful and confusing. Divorcing a spouse is often said to be as stressful as the death of a loved one. When spouses argue about issues of custody, support and dividing their marital assets and liabilities, it is easy for one or both to be overwhelmed. This stress and […]

CDC Divorce Statistics

CDC Divorce Statistics Link to the Center for Disease Control’s summary of marriages as compared to divorces and annulments.  It is interesting to note that, apparently, divorces and annulments have been in decline from 2000 to 2011 (although the data excludes certain states such as California and Indiana).

10 Things you should do in anticipation of filing for a divorce

10 Things you should do in anticipation of filing for a divorce   So you are contemplating divorce and are probably experiencing conflicting emotions.  The feeling of anxiety and uncertainty can be overwhelming and you want to know how to proceed.  There are many different ways people handle the stress of a divorce.  In many […]

Welcome to the blog

Welcome to the new blog.  We will discuss issues related to custody, parenting time, child support, alimony (also known as “spousal support”), equitable distribution and other issues related to divorce in New Jersey. Please note, any entries, comments, or other information on this site is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as […]