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mendham divorce attorneys
Melissa Brown, an attorney in Charleston, South Carolina, is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and one of the preeminent family lawyers in South Carolina. I had the occasion, last week, to read her excellent article on her blog entitled "How to...
If Your Agreement Has a Mediation Clause In It To Resolve Future Disputes, You Actually Have to Go to Mediation To Resolve Future Disputes
For whatever reason, it is not unusual for a Marital Settlement Agreement and/or Custody Agreement to have a mediation clause in it which requires parties to go to mediation before bringing an issue to the Court by way or motion. For some issues, like enforcement, one questions the obligation...
Psychological Parents Not Entitled to Same Constitutional Protections as Biological Parents in Grandparent Visitation Dispute
For more than a decade, we have known that biological parents have certain constitutional protections that help them defend against grandparents or other third parties seeking visitation with their children. In fact, in New Jersey, because a fit parent has a fundamental constitutional right...
We have previously blogged on the "rule of thumb", a dirty little secret used by judges and lawyers in New Jersey to come up with a "ball park" as to what alimony should be. This "rule of thumb" does not take into account all of the statutory factors....
I had a case recently where we had a conference call with the judge during which time, a discrete issue holding up resolution of a larger issue was discussed. The judge made a suggestion which I took down verbatim and drafted language which I thought would resolve the issue. The...