Collaborative Law provides another method by which the parties can achieve their goals in divorce.                        New Jersey now has a new collaborative law statute which formally recognizes the availability of an additional process by which parties may seek to negotiate a resolution...
Last week, New Jersey’s highest Court resuscitated palimony claims stemming from oral agreements, breathing new life into cases most matrimonial practitioners considered to be a thing of the past.  On September 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that the 2010 Amendment to the Statute of Frauds did not render oral palimony agreements that predate it unenforceable, reversing...
In the State of New Jersey, child support is often fixed by pre-determined “Guidelines.” These are referred to as “Guidelines Cases.” The most important factors which drive the Guidelines formula are the parents’ respective incomes, the designation of Parent of Primary Residence (the PPR) and the Parent of Alternate Residence (the PAR) and the number of overnights...
By: Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq.   1. It takes effect immediately. 2. It cannot modify provisions contained in a Final Judgment of Divorce, post-judgment Order, or a parties’ Agreement, but it is curative if your Agreement is silent on an issue; 3. Open Durational Alimony replaces Permanent Alimony; 4. Confirms that neither party have a greater entitlement to the standard of living than...