By Mary Ann Bauer, Esq.                    Vicinage XIII, which is comprised of Hunterdon, Somerset, and Warren Counties, has recently launched a Motion Mediation Program.  The Program was initiated in Hunterdon and expanded to the entire Vicinage at the request of the Family Practice Committee Chairs in...
By Candace R. Scott, Esq. As a custody lawyer, paramount consideration must always be given to the best interests of the child.  This must include not only the obvious need to be loved and nurtured, but entrusted to parents who place the child’s welfare above their own.  Where addiction is part of the calculus, and in this case, alcoholism, otherwise well-meaning parents are...
By Mark Gruber, Esq. A new child support law becomes effective on February 1, 2017, and is applicable to all child support orders, whether entered prior to, or after February 1, 2017. This law provides for the termination of child support when a child reaches the age of 19, unless the parties agree to a different age, or there is some other basis in which to continue support. Under no...
By John P. Paone, Jr., Esq.              African-American history in the United States has been recognized annually since 1926, first as “Negro History Week” and later as “Black History Month.” Carter G. Woodson, an African American historian and journalist pioneered the celebration originally designated for the second week in February,...
By Robert T. Corcoran, Esq. The alimony statute, codified at N.J.S.A. 2A:34–23, requires the court to consider 13 specifically enumerated factors (plus a 14th catch-all) in determining alimony. One of the factors to be considered is the standard of living established in the marriage or civil union and the likelihood that each party can maintain a reasonably comparable standard of...