By Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq.     The definition of parenthood is constantly evolving. In today’s world, it is not uncommon for a child to maintain a parent-child relationship with an individual other than her legal parents. New Jersey courts have expanded and continue to expand upon case-law precedent governing custody and parenting time in an ongoing...
By Judge Joseph P. Testa (Ret.) The public is regularly confronted with the topic of divorce.  Whether it be a newscast, soap opera, talk show, or even a sitcom–the issue of divorce and its devastating effects on the couple is often acknowledged (and sometimes made light of). Since 1974, the number of divorces in the United States has exceeded one million per year, and statistics...
By: John P. Paone, Jr., Esq. and Megan S. Murray, Esq.*      It is not uncomm on today for a divorced parent to enter into a new relationship or to remarry.  When children are involved, this may raise issues and complications between the mother and father.  For example—when will the child be introduced to the parent’s new significant other?  What role...
            For some, divorce signifies a painful failure of a once promising relationship.  Others perceive divorce as an opportunity for a new beginning and an end to a strained marriage filled with discord.  For small business owners, divorce can have unforeseen consequences and significant ramifications for the divorcing parties as well as fellow...
By Christopher R. Musulin, Esquire   In the practice of matrimonial and family law, commitment to the Bounds of Advocacy distinguishes a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers from other practitioners to successfully counteract the "divorce rage" phenomenon. The Bounds of Advocacy represent standards of professional conduct a step above the traditional Rules of...