Major Change in Child Custody Coming?

By: John P. Paone, Jr., Esq. and Victoria E. Paone, Esq. Two bills were recently introduced in the Legislature, Senate Bill S3479 and Assembly Bill A5189, which would radically change how child custody is determined in New Jersey.  These bills provide that in child custody cases there will be a presumption that the child will reside with each […]

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UNPUBLISHED, BUT NOT UNIMPORTANT: NEW 2016 FAMILY LAW CASES TO NOTICE By: Megan S. Murray, Esq.

The Rule Regarding Use of Unpublished Opinions: 1:36-3. Unpublished Opinions No unpublished opinion shall constitute precedent or be binding upon any court. Except for appellate opinions not approved for publication that have been reported in an authorized administrative law reporter, and except to the extent required by res judicata, collateral estoppel, the single controversy doctrine […]

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Cohabitation and the Amended Alimony Statute: Has the Economic Needs’ Standard Been Replaced? by Cassie Murphy

On Sept.10, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law P.L.2014, c.42, which modified New Jersey’s alimony statute. These changes to the alimony statute included a codification of a new legal standard for cohabitation—a standard that had previously been defined and shaped by case law only. The text of the amended alimony statute as […]

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