Family Law Blog

Educational Law cases are decided by Administrative Law Judges, not Judges in our of the Superior Court System. What’s the difference between the two Courts?

By Jennifer Fortunato, Esq. A Superior Court judge interprets and applies the law, both statutory and case law. Statutory law is enacted by the legislature. Case law is established by judicial decision in litigated matters (i.e. cases of the Trial Court, Appellate Division or Supreme Court). The Law Courts have the authority to adjudicate legal

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The New Jersey Divorce Process – Part I

By Bonnie C. Frost, Esq. New Jersey is a state where, upon divorce, all issues as to the parties must be resolved.  It is unlike some other states, which will grant the parties a divorce but will then continue to litigate support and equitable distribution.  New Jersey will not bifurcate the granting of a divorce

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Legal Separation in New Jersey

By Thomas J. Snyder, Esq. If you think divorce may be on the horizon for you, but you are just not ready to take action, the idea of a “trial separation” may be the “right” next step for you.  However, do not let the informality of a so-called “trial separation” lull you into a false

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10 Things You Should Tell Your Divorce Attorney

By Jennifer Fortunato, Esq. If you signed any type of pre-marital or marital agreement. You need to tell your attorney if you (or your spouse) signed any type of agreement that defines or limits your rights and/or obligations during your marriage such as, a pre-nuptial agreement (an agreement made prior to your marriage), a post-nuptial

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