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...
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...