By: Jean Ramatowski, Esq. Divorce litigants and their attorneys should give more consideration to the use of arbitration.  The court has established Rules governing agreements to arbitrate and Consent Orders to arbitrate.  These Rules do prohibit arbitration of certain matters, however, the vast majority of the issues that need to be resolved for parties to be divorced in a court of New...
By: Amanda S. Trigg President, 2017-2018 AAML New Jersey Chapter   Everyone knows the great feeling of being right about a fact, an expectation or the best way to accomplish a task.  We learn from our achievements happily.  In divorce, just as in marriage, making smart decisions about your money requires effort and a solid knowledge base.  At Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich,...
By Amy Sara Cores, Esq. I have never before faced such ambiguity in advising my client’s in my career.  Even as a young lawyer, I felt confident that once I knew the law I could answer a question within a reasonable degree of certainly.  A guarantee was never on the table, because family part judges have great discretion and because a good settlement is what you can get everyone...
By Lynne Strober, Esq. There are many cases addressing the emancipation of young adults who take drugs. The cases are very fact sensitive. In light of the lack of predictability of the outcome in court, litigants should first try to resolve these issues out of court. The New Jersey Courts have recognized that full-time or uninterrupted school attendance is not invariably required to forestall...
By Peter C. Paras, Esq.           We all hire professionals when we have problems.  When we’re sick or injured we go to the doctor.  We follow her instructions and take the medicine she prescribed because we want to get better.  When our pipes are clogged, we hire a plumber who comes with tools most of us don’t have or know how to use.  We...