Alimony

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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Fact/Fiction in Divorce

By Tiffany Tagarelli, Esq. Fiction: If/When I file for divorce, my spouse will not be required to financially support me and/or my children. FACT: During the divorce process, the parties are required to maintain the financial status quo. Deciding to file for divorce is difficult.  There are many unknowns and fears especially for a lesser

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Family Law Blog post – “Honey, here is an agreement for you to sign and, if you do, then I will stay married to you. Sound fair or not?”

By Bonnie C. Frost, Esq. Lisa Marie Presley and her husband, Michael Lockwood, are embroiled in a custody battle that has left their children being cared for by Priscilla Presley because of disturbing images being found on Lockwood’s computer. While that may be an interesting blog in its own right, another unusual facet of their

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Family Law Blog post – Do you want a private divorce like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie? Maybe you can have one and maybe you can’t.

By Bonnie C. Frost, Esq. Recently the Pitt Jolie saga has disappeared from the spotlight because the two decided to take their divorce issues to a retired judge for a “private divorce.” Could this happen in New Jersey?  The answer is yes and no. To some, that answer sounds like “lawyer speak” but the truth

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Family Law Blog post – “Happy Valentine’s Day! Will you marry me? And by the way, here is a prenuptial agreement to sign.” Isn’t that romantic?

By Patricia M. Barbarito, Esq. and Gary R. Botwinick, Esq. ‘Tis the season. I’m not talking about Spring Training. We see it in our practice every year. We call it “Prenup Season.” In anticipation of Valentine’s Day and the season of romance and marriage proposals, we see a significant spike in the number of phone

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Family Law Blog post: Lombardi v. Lombardi: Alimony Awards Should Include A Savings Component For the Formerly Frugal Family

By Matheu Nunn, Esq. Although it did not receive much press, two weeks ago the Appellate Division published the decision of Lombardi v. Lombardi. Make no mistake, this is an important decision; it may impact pendente lite support orders (temporary support awards) and most certainly will impact final alimony awards. In Lombardi, during the marriage

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