For over a quarter-century a parent who had the primary responsibility for rearing a child could readily relocate out of the state if the relocating individual simply demonstrated a good faith reason for the move and that that move would not be inimical to the children’s interest. It was not a substantial burden because of the predicate expressed in the case of Baures v Lewis, 167 N.J. 91 (...
By David Rudman, CPA/ABV, CVA Sigma Valuation Consulting, Inc. Attorneys who represent clients in marital dissolution cases may discover that their clients are in the business of owning and/or managing alternative assets. Two of the most common types of alternative assets are private equity funds and hedge funds. While their structures are similar, investment terms and the criteria for...
By Bonnie C. Frost, Esq. Many parents are unable to save for college and rely on aid, scholarships, grants and loans (student and parent) to pay for their child’s education. It is a daunting expense as every year the cost of college goes up even though there has been little or no inflation or increase in wages for several years. As a result of the published case of Ricci v. Ricci, my...
By: Charles A. Matison, Esq. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has changed the deductibility of Alimony and Separate Maintenance payments.  For any Divorce or Separation Agreement executed after December 31, 2018 or executed before that date but modified after it (if the modification expressly provides that the new amendments apply), Alimony and Separate Maintenance payment are not...
By: Charles F. Vuotto Legislation has been proposed by Assemblyman Erik Peterson (R),  Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro (D), Assemblyman John DiMaio (R)  and Assemblywoman Angela V. McKnight (D)which would establish a presumption of joint legal and physical custody in child custody matters. Senate Bill No. 3479 (accompany Assembly Bill is A5189) provides proposed...