We completed another successful and engaging National AAML conference in Chicago! The week was packed with committee meetings, social events and cutting-edge CLE primarily focusing on assisted reproduction issues. The chapter presented a $7,500 check to the AAML foundation in honor and in memory of our friend, and colleague Billy Schreiber. The New Jersey Chapter was well represented with several...
Most clients hire their lawyers for the lawyer's expertise and experience.  There is an expectation that the lawyer will guide the client through the process, giving them the strategic options, and counsel them regarding settlement positions and opportunities.  Sometimes, client’s hire lawyers that they think they can control, who will do their bidding whether or not the...
By Richard F. Iglar You have come to a decision which you may have been dreading, or which may make you feel relieved.  You are taking the first step toward a decision which will allow you to take control of the direction of your future life.  You are going to start interviewing divorce lawyers (and hopefully you have made the wise decision to hire a seasoned, wise and practical...
By:  Francesca S. Blanco, Esq. N.J.S.A. 2C:25-29(b)(4) sets forth that a Court may issue an order granting, among other things, an Order requiring the defendant to pay to the victim monetary compensation for the losses suffered as a direct result of the domestic violence and that compensatory losses shall include, but not be limited to, reasonable attorney’s fees.  Given that a...
By: Noel S. Tonneman, Esq Effective September 1, 2015, court rules regarding the arbitration of family part matters became effective.  If you have not yet ventured into the arbitration arena, try taking baby steps. Consider adding a mandatory arbitration clause in your MSA to resolve all, or discrete, issues you anticipate may arise post-judgment.  A prime candidate is the issue of...