January 15, 2020 by Lynne Strober, Mandelbaum Salsberg P.C.  I thought I would use this blog as an opportunity to raise a very out of the box issue:  Should more than two people be legally allowed to marry each other?  We see multi-person relationships in the news, in marriage columns, social discussions and political analysis. The new term is “trouple” or “...
December 11, 2019 by Jeralyn Lawrence, Managing Member and Founder of Lawrence Law A client may want a divorce, but may be unsure on what basis a court would grant them a divorce.  In New Jersey, there are several grounds for divorce.  The legal term for grounds for divorce is “cause of action.”  In every divorce, a party has to allege a specific cause of...
On September 12, 2019, the New Jersey Appellate Division released its opinion in Landau v. Landau, ___N.J. Super. ___(App. Div. 2019). Of the many New Jersey opinions decided each year, few are actually chosen for publication as precedential. And Landau is noteworthy for a number of reasons. First, the amount in controversy was unusual. At stake was the termination (asserted by the...
By Amanda S. Trigg of Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP and originally posted in Family Law on Monday, April 29, 2019. If money was a person, how would you describe your relationship? Is friendly, or marked with tension and anxiety? In family law, we deal with that connection constantly, as we discuss alimony, child support, equitable distribution of...
By: John P. Paone, Jr., Esq. and John P. Paone, III, Esq.* On January 1, 2019, new federal tax laws were ushered in, as part of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017, which have revolutionized the financial landscape for divorcing parties.  The most dramatic change is the elimination of the federal income tax deduction for individuals who pay alimony.  This also means that persons...